Skip to comments.Perry Touts Balanced-Budget Measure
Posted on 07/27/2011 5:24:37 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Gov. Rick Perry, flanked by nearly all of the Texas Panhandles state House delegation, touted a state budget bill Tuesday that was the product of more than six months of negotiations in Austin.
Perry was at the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce to ceremonially sign the budget bill and a balanced budget amendment that forces state lawmakers to address budget shortfalls every two years.
The Republican-dominated state Legislature finalized a budget bill last month that slashed about $4 million from public education statewide and cut social services funding.
Our main job is to do everything we can to maintain the economic climate in which businesses of all size can flourish and grow, Perry said. The fiscal restraint thats been showed in Austin is not just a one-time thing. Its ingrained in our state.
State Rep. John Smithee, R-Amarillo, who introduced the governor, lauded state legislators efforts to bridge a projected shortfall of $27 billion.
We balanced the budget with the revenue we had, and we didnt go into a deficit spending situation, Smithee said.
Freshman lawmaker state Rep. Four Price, R-Amarillo, and veteran legislators Reps. Warren Chisum, R-Pampa, and Jim Pitts, R-Waxahachie, also joined the governor.
Perry said state lawmakers received a bevy of calls before and during the legislative sessions to tap the states Rainy Day Fund, an emergency stash of cash at lawmakers disposal.
The good news is that we ignored those voices, as we have done in the past, because we know higher taxes kill jobs, Perry said. We held the line on taxes and balanced the budget, exactly like we said wed do.
In his usual anti-Washington tone, Perry railed against federal lawmakers who he said continue to balloon the countrys deficit.
Its time for Washington, D.C., to take a little lesson from Texas, he said.
(Excerpt) Read more at amarillo.com ...
Profits earned overseas are taxed so high U.S. companies will not reinvest that money here. Time to fix that. The time is right.
That money would find a favorable tax and regulatory climate under a Perry presidency. YouTube Video: Time for Perry [3:33]
Right now Barack Obama's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness is headed by G.E. CEO Jeffrey Immelt who was sending jobs to China before his appointment, continues sending high tech U.S. jobs to China.
Right now Barack Obama's long standing Science and Technology Adviser, John P. Holdren [climate science and over population fame] has overseen NASA's space program dismantled and our astronauts hitching -- $63 MILLION a seat rides with Russia. And the Chinese are moving along with their space station and moon resource utilization plans.
Yet Barack Obama wants to RAISE TAXES and RAISE the U.S. debt limit and borrow MORE money from China.
FIRST -- "Don't spend all the money!"
SECOND -- "Have a fair and predictable tax and regulatory policy!"
THIRD -- "Have a legal system that doesn't allow for over suing and make loser pay!"
GE said Tuesday that it will likely spend $500million on research and development and new customer innovation centers, adding more than 1,000 new jobs. More than $1.5billion is expected to be put toward new joint ventures with Chinese state-owned enterprises in high-technology sectors.
The company is also moving more manufacturing abroad. Last month it shut a lightbulb factory in Virginia and will relocate those 200 jobs to China ..
Jan 21, 2011: Obama Taps GE Boss Immelt for Jobs Council (AP) President Obama is restructuring his economic advisory board to place an emphasis on job creation, and he is naming General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt as its new head.
The new board, called the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, will replace the former Economic Recovery Advisory Board that had been chaired by former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker
July 25, 2011: GE Moves Healthcare Division's X-Ray Unit Headquarters To China General Electric's health-care unit is moving the headquarters of its x-ray business from Waukesha, Wisconsin to Beijing to gain from Chinese growth, according to Bloomberg. ..
Obamas Advisor for Science and Technology, John P. Holdren, [Climate Science Advocate] has assisted in NASA now being out of the space business -- hitchhiking into space with the Russians -- $63MILLION a seat while.....
The Chinese are moving along with their space station and moon resource utilization plans. Leonard David: China's First Space Station Module Readies For Liftoff
Shenzhou-8 undergoes testing in preparation for carrying out an unpiloted rendezvous and docking mission to the Tiangong-1platform.
with Rick Perry and Cincinatus’ Wife
as Press Secretaries.
Did you learn anything from this thread “Happy Rain?”
I guess you like all our jobs and money going to China.
So you are saying Perry is the only Republican candidate who wants American jobs to stay in America?
I'm saying with Rick Perry's track record, business is going to look VERY favorably on his campaign and work for his election, and that works for a revived U.S. economy and JOBS!
Especially if your company has an in with the Executive Office like Merck did.
Do you live in Texas? Gov goodhair is a RINO, but he does eventually listen to the people, and what they do not want (Guardasil for all 6th grade girls, Trans TX corridor).
The post complimented you.
So, are you and the RINO Perry hallucinating again?.
Is changing the subject like that a trick you all learned from Rove or Gore?
or are you having recurring delusions such as when you (Royal sense)
had a Mandate written to force
Gardasil-by-RINO Perry's Executive Order onto children?
BTW, I guess you and Perry like all our jobs and money
going to illegal aliens.
Cut the Guardasil crap..... it is an irrelevant and bogus issue. It is the equivalent to opposing water and toothpaste with fluoride.
If you must bitch and moan, grub up something relevant
But IMHO,except for Palin,Bachman and Cain (in that order)Perry is the best.
That's fair. We'll see who is the standout soon enough.
What party do you think those 3 comment authors vote for?
So the truth is crap? I voted for him for gov because he was the best choice out of several worse choices. I will vote as conservative as possible.
Hi. Would you care to discuss the points made in my Post #1 and #2?
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