Skip to comments.The guy the sharks fear (or If the Trial Lawyers Hate Him, Perry Must be Doing Something Right!)
Posted on 08/28/2011 6:48:15 AM PDT by Nicojones
If you can judge a political candidate by the enemies he makes, Texas Gov. Rick Perry stands pretty tall.
For example, the national tort-lawyer lobby is set to spend millions to try to stop the GOP presidential hopeful in his tracks.
No wonder: Perry, in his 10 years as Texas governor, has managed to implement serious tort reform in a state that even a top litigator concedes was once the golden goose for high-end jury verdicts.
Dont think for a moment, though, that the tort bar is gearing up in the names of truth, justice and the American Way.
As John Coale, a former tort lawyer and major Democratic contributor, told Politico: Most of the guys I know dont like [President Obama] . . . But when your livelihood, your moneys on the line, it concentrates the mind.
Which is why, adds Politico, among litigators, there is no presidential candidate who inspires the same level of hatred and fear as Perry.
Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/editorials/the_guy_the_sharks_fear_etAoeHT2Z2t64YTa9ARjyM#ixzz1WKaB5P6g
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One of several fantastic recommendations Perry has received as of late. The more I see the more I like about Perry. Even the RINO’s seem to be helping in their incessant, petty detraction’s.
I’m unconvinced but, while the kneejerk haters here will have some cut-n-paste response, I find this a big plus. Anyone lawyers hate, I’m ready to love.
Obama and the Dems have handed our government over to the trial lawyers in the past 2 years. If this guy had the guts to take on the trial lawyers in Texas, he just may be the one to initiate much needed national tort reform. This is a pretty powerful constituency to take on. Its long overdue. More power to him.
I've heard that the prospect of a hanging also concentrates the mind. I got rope... and trees.
Hmmmmm........maybe I’ve underestimated Perry.
Surprising, no anti Perry slams yet. I guess the're all living in the Northeast, caught up in that storm. I'll leave this thread to you guys. I've got to run to morning Mass.
Easy on the lipstick, ok? I’ll vote for Perry if Palin doesn’t jump in, and it’s starting to look that way. But I won’t like it.
He’s pro-life, so I can live with it.
Long as the lights stay off.
Texas tort reform and 20,000 doctors moving to Texas is almost reason alone to vote for Perry.
If he could get in and we get super majorities lead by strong conservatives in both houses, then Obamacare could be dumped and finally some reasonable tort reform put in place.
Our medical system could be saved and improved.
The way state spending increased over 100% during his governorship, with increased taxes, and him being in that photo hugging the Mexican president, supporting amnesty, signing that abortion rights bill, AND he was a registered democrat...it all makes me think this RINO governor is just not worthy of conservative support.
Glad my parents voted for him (Reagan) anyway.
Yeah, ...this makes me like Perry a little more than I did.
Too funny, IC. I’ve posted something like that on other threads that were swamped with unfair vitriol against Perry. However, my posts were not as concise or witty as yours. The point is dead on - the greatest conservative president in our lifetime, Reagan, could not withstand the standard that Perry is being held to here by some.
Your perspective has to be in the context of the period in which it occurred. Times have changed.
“...having lived in both time periods.”
That’s a good point! I wonder how many Freepers can say that?
Among litigators, there is no presidential candidate who inspires the same level of hatred and fear as Perry, an avowed opponent of the plaintiffs bar who has presided over several rounds of tort reform as governor.
And if Perry ends up as the Republican nominee for president, deep-pocketed trial lawyers intend to play a central role in the campaign to defeat him. ..............."
How Three Texas Counties Created Personal Social Security Accounts and Prospered Page 2: Part of the employer contribution in the Alternate Plan goes toward a term life insurance policy, which pays four times the employees salary tax free, up to a maximum of $215,000. Thats nearly 850 times Social Securitys death benefit.
More importantly, if a worker participating in Social Security dies before retirement, he loses his contribution (though part of that money might go to surviving children, if any, or a spouse who didnt work and therefore didnt establish his or her own benefits). But a worker in the Alternate Plan owns his account, so the entire account belongs to the estate. There is also, among other benefits, a disability benefit that pays immediately upon injury, rather than waiting six months, plus other restrictions, as under Social Security.
And those who retire under the Galveston model do much better than Social Security. For example:
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