Much more I would like to ask....even with the oil boom, 23 states have a lower unemployment rate than Texas. Why? Rick Perry's executive order that would have forced almost every single girl in Texas to receive the Gardasil vaccine before entering the sixth grade would have forced parents to fill out an application and beg the government not to inject their child. Fortunately, lawmakers blocked it. Apparent financial connections between Merck and Perry were reported by news outlets such as a $6,000 campaign contribution and Merck's hiring of former Perry's Chief of Staff to handle its lobby.