Skip to comments.Rick Perry Slams Food Stamps, Government Subsidies
Posted on 08/21/2011 6:45:56 AM PDT by AAABEST
Texas Governor Rick Perry, the latest GOP candidate to enter the 2012 presidential race, looks to challenge former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romneys status as the frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination. Perry entered the race on August 13th after announcing his candidacy at an event in South Carolina. Perrys announcement, which stole the spotlight from the Ames Straw Poll, put to rest several months of speculation about the Texas Governors decision to run for the GOP nomination.
During his presidential announcement, Perry said we cannot afford four more years of this rudderless leadership. Perry also added that page one of any economic plan to get America working is to give a pink slip to the current resident in the White House.
Ever since his presidential announcement in South Carolina, Perrys criticism of the Obama administration has been relentless. More recently, Perry criticized the Obama administrations comments on food stamps or the Federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
This week, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said when you talk about the SNAP program or the food stamp program, you have to recognize that its also an economic stimulus. Vilsack also added that its the most direct stimulus you can get in the economy during these tough times, because of the work that goes into an item of food before it ends up in the grocery store.
While campaigning in South Carolina on Friday, Perry slammed the Obama administrations view of food stamps and other government subsidies. Most Americans do not yearn to be dependent on government subsidies, they want economic freedom, and economic freedom comes from work and wages, not welfare, Perry argued.
One of the focal points of Perrys presidential campaign is the longest serving Texas Governors record on job creation. Forty percent of the nations new jobs have been created in the Lone Star State since June 2009. Our message is clear, weve got to get America working again, Perry said during a campaign stop in South Carolina on Saturday.
Perry believes strongly that government subsidies, such as food stamps, shouldnt be on the governments list of responsibilities. The central issue of this election is an Administration that believes Washington must be our caretaker, and a people who want Washington to only take care of their constitutional responsibilities, Perry professed.
Besides reiterating his belief that food stamps arent economic stimulus, Perry talked about the need to focus on the private sector when it comes to job creation. We have tried two and a half years of government trying to create jobs, its time to let the private sector get to work, Perry argued.
I've got news for the author. Romney isn't the frontrunner, Perry is.
That’s good news. When did Perry pull ahead? Even Rush is saying Mitt is the frontrunner as of last week or so.
Most Americans do not yearn to be dependent on government subsidies, they want economic freedom, and economic freedom comes from work and wages, not welfare, Perry argued. /
He said it all right there!
I would remind Vilsack that a job with benefits would be a far better direct stimulus to the economy than a taxpayer handout. This administration’s willing support of an entitlement society is dangerous and irresponsible.
Waiting for the PDS people to show up!
Rick Perry opposes government subsidies?!
Bwhahaha! Since when?
I’d like to see Perry require all able body folks on assistance like Welfare work. IF they receive Welfare you have to work for the state you live in. They can do whatever needs to be done like: picking trash up off the highways; dig ditches; clean public toilets; clean roadside toilets etc. IF they receive welfare the state will make them productive citizens by working for their welfare. No More free lunches...as the scripture teaches if you don’t work you don’t eat.
“Besides reiterating his belief that food stamps arent economic stimulus, Perry talked about the need to focus on the private sector when it comes to job creation. We have tried two and a half years of government trying to create jobs, its time to let the private sector get to work, Perry argued.”
The private sector is scared to do anything at this point because of all the uncertainty out there all due to Obama of course. 2012 can’t come soon enough for me.
Didn’t take long....
They are already saying that Perry is another Bush or the he is Bush the dumber.
So it begins. The Alinski tactics are in play and the man is only 1 week into the race.
Yes it is good news.
Good to see you BTW.
Last week he pulled ahead of Romney by double digits (Gallup or Rass I forget which poll) shortly after he announced. We will see if it holds.
Perry’s going to be slapped down with that statement. Texas has a huge welfare program. I used to share an office with the welfare office and their secretary quit after figuring out that welfare clients took home more than she did in her state of Texas paycheck. Also, how many illegals is Texas funding with welfare? Throw in all the “free” school breakfasts and lunches and yes, Garadsil is being given for “free” by public school nurses. How many illegals are on the Texas welfare lists? How about those same illegals paying in-state college tuition? Sorry, Perry, but look in the mirror, you can’t play holier than thou on this topic. Typical Perry campaign talk.
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