Sunday, August 14, 2011

Gov. Rick Perry Throws Hat into Ring

Governor Rick Perry announced his candidacy for president of the United States in South Carolina. I believe he picked the Palmetto State for a reason. Here is an excerpt from his transcript:

His policies are not only a threat to this economy. So are his appointees a threat. You see, he stacked the National Labor Relations Board with anti-business cronies who want to dictate to a private company, Boeing, where they can build a plant. No president, no president should kill jobs in South Carolina or in any state for that matter simply because they choose to go to a right to work state.

The state of Texas generated the most jobs in the country. Governor Perry describes the recipe for his state’s success:

The key is to get back to the basic truths of economic success. As governor, I’ve had to deal with the consequences of this national recession and in 2003 and again this year my state faced billions of dollars in budget shortfalls. But we worked hard, we made tough decisions, we balanced our budget, not by raising taxes, but by setting priority and by cutting government spending. It can and it must be done in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Schwertner, we have led Texas based on some really pretty simple guiding principles. One is don’t spend all the money. Two is keeping the taxes low and under control. And three is you have your regulatory climate fair and predictable Four is reform the legal system for frivolous lawsuits don’t paralyze employers.

Over the years, we’ve followed this recipe to produce the strongest economy in the nation. Since June of 2009, Texas is responsible for more than 40 percent of all the new jobs created in America. Now think about that, we’re home to less than 10 percent of the population in America but 40 pe3rcent of all the new jobs were created in that state. I’ve cut taxes. I have delivered historic property tax reductions. I was the first governor since World War II to cut general revenue spending in our state budget. We passed lawsuit reform including just this last session loser pays.

But most important of all is his recognition of the damage done by the D.C. central planners:

It is up to us, to this present generation of Americans, to take a stand for freedom, to send a message to Washington that we’re taking our future back from the grips of these central planners who would control our health care, who would spend our treasure, who downgrade our future and micromanage our lives. It is time to limit and simplify the taxes in this country. We have quit spending money we don’t have. We need to get our fiscal house in order and restore our good credit. And we will repeal this president’s misguided, one-size-fits-all government health care plan.

We’ll get America working again. We’ll create jobs and we’ll build wealth and we will truly educate and innovate in science and technology and engineering and math. We’ll create the jobs and the progress that is going to be needed to get America working again. I’ll promise you this; I’ll work every day to try to make Washington, D.C. as inconsequential in your life as I can.

We’ll be free in our families, and small businesses and states from the costly burdens of the federal government so that those groups can create and innovate and succeed. I believe in America. I believe in her purpose and her promise. I believe that her best days have not yet been lived. I believe that her greatest deeds are reserved for the generations to come. And with the help and the courage of the American people, we will get our country working again. God bless you.

To read the complete transcript click the link below:

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