if texas is so great, why does it have high obesity, high gun violence, and high teen pregnancy rates?
also if texas is so great why is their minimum wage only like 7 dollars an hour?
- Anonymous1 year agoFavorite Answer
Just because they say it's great doesn't mean it is.
- 1 year ago
It's a state of freedom. If you want to get rich you can.
- 1 year ago
The State does not make the people - the people make the State.
- AnnLv 71 year ago
If you don't like TX, go live in North Dakota or Minnesota, where you will freeze to death in the winter. The people who have the problems you mentioned are not native Texans, but imports. We who live in west Texas don't have those aggravations. We carry guns to deal with varmints, not humans. We work hard and live outdoors a lot, so we don't have obesity. As far as teen pregnancies go, those don't occur with west Texas gals. Their daddies would deal harshly with both the girls and boys involved. Those things occur in places like Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio, which are cities and kids are softies. Obviously, you know nothing about the parts of Texas where the real Texans live. We work hard, play hard, and we're nice people to everyone except those who choose to mess with us.
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- AtticusLv 41 year ago
Most Texans don't work for $7 an hour
- electricpoleLv 71 year ago
Texas come in at #15 in obesity, With an obesity rate 75% lower than American Samoa**.
Gun violence / 100K people is 18% of the District of Columbia's*
Black, Latina, and American Indian youth experience the highest rates of teenage pregnancy and childbirth**
All factual metrics.Source(s): * Violence Policy Center. **CDC 2016
- SlickLv 41 year ago
Texas! In Texas they have chainsaw massacres, so I don't go there.
- MichaelLv 71 year ago
1) Tex-Mex and BBQ
2) We’re all armed
3) Hot summers lead to indoor recreational activities
4) Don’t be a loser without job skills and you won’t have to worry about minimum wage.
- Anonymous1 year ago
Lies they’re really not that high tbh
- regeruggedLv 71 year ago
If you don't like Texas, go to California and you will really be miserable.
- MattLv 61 year ago
All states have those problems you listed. As for the minimum wage, is that the best you can do?