The Miracle Works in Mysterious Ways

Rick Perry's Texas Miracle is the gift that keeps on giving to the citizens of Texas. And by "giving" I mean taking away.

Faced with a $15 billion budget deficit this year, Texas Gov. Rick Perry signed off on $4 billion in cuts to education in the 2012 and 2013 budgets. The Texas State Teachers Association estimates that as many as 49,000 teachers may be laid off as a result of the cuts and 43,000 college students will lose all or part of their financial aid.

If it's any consolation, those 49,000 teachers weren't "real" jobs anyway. Right?

And those 43,000 college students should just pull themselves up by their own bootstraps. Or something.

That's nearly 100,000 people who were just kicked in the balls by Rick Perry. I hope they remember that on election day.