Friday, December 7, 2012

Texas made over $25 billion last year from Fort Hood

First, think about how many times you've heard multiple states petition Obama to secede from Union with Texans leading the way. You may have also heard the claim from a bunch of politicians saying the government does not create jobs. Well, here's the truth on those claims. Should Texas actually go it alone, then they would lose Fort Hood along with other bases and their money. They would also lose jobs.

While it may sound good to some, they don't want anyone to think about what the truth is. They would also have to buy the buildings on the military bases and then fund their own defense.

Study: Fort Hood boosts Texas economy
Post's impact topped $25 billion last year
Published : Thursday, 06 Dec 2012

AUSTIN (KXAN) - Fort Hood, long billed as the largest Army post in the Free Word, is also a large economic driver for the state of Texas.

That's the finding of a study released Thursday by state Comptroller Susan Combs, which concludes that the military installation 100 miles north of Austin pumped $25.3 billion into the Texas last year.

“Fort Hood’s importance to Texas goes beyond the significant role it plays in our nation’s security,” Combs said. “Fort Hood is an economic engine that helps growth in Texas.:

She said that projects on and around the post help bring investment and jobs to Central Texas.

According to the analysis, nearly 70,000 jobs were directly attributed to Fort Hood operations in 2011, up from about 67,000 jobs in four years before. Employees at Fort Hood consist of active duty military, federal civilian workers, contract personnel and Killeen Independent School District workers.
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