Skip to comments.Perry fires back at pro-Bachmann super PAC
Posted on 09/01/2011 2:12:25 PM PDT by AAABEST
Rick Perry's campaign just responded to the attack ad that a pro-Michele Bachmann super PAC unveiled last night, which it is airing in South Carolina, and which hits him on his spending record as Texas governor:
Gov. Perry is a proven fiscal conservative, having cut taxes, signed six balanced budgets, and led Texas to become Americas top job-creating state, said Ray Sullivan, RickPerry.orgs communications director. Congresswoman Bachmanns front-group ad is patently and provably false. Unlike Washington, the Texas budget is balanced, does not run deficits and limits spending, even as Texas added jobs and population in big numbers.
(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...
Yo (friendly Philly jive for hello) CajunConservative—I guess we’ll have to agree to disagree on Perry. He is not the “obvious” choice to me. There are too many red flags. For example: So-called former demrat. Gore campaign chair. Vocal gobal warming supporter. Recently signed hate speech bill. Open border proponent.
I believe these concerns far outweigh the occasional mistake of a name, date or number.
I do agree that we don’t need another drama queen in the WH.
By the way I want to aplogize for getting snotty in my other post back to you. Uncalled for. Disagreement doesn’t justify incivility. Sorry.
I could see Perry picking Pawlenty as VP but Santorum? That WOULD be fun!
Thanks for the post and source. I’ll check it out.
I’m falling into the trap of settling on a candidate way too early in the game. It’s the same thing I’m being critical of others for doing.
Actually, of those committed to running and those still making up their minds, I had settled on Palin or Bachmann for pres. Palin remains my first choice in the absence of any other info.
I distrust Perry because of his past demrat associations, his recent signing of a hate speech bill and his belief in open borders. And I view with suspicion how he’s managed to capture the airwaves since the Iowa caucus. Not to mention his Romney ties. I believe the GOP is setting him up to take a fading Romney’s place. To me that puts Perry squarely in the RINO (aka demrat) camp.
I like Cain or West for Veep.
I agree 100% and I don't see this as any fear. I think Dame Peggy Noonan has this one right in her WSJ column today: Perry and Romney's First Face-Off ...
"... if ever two candidates saw each other as Exactly the Kind of Guy I Don't Like, it would be Messrs. Perry and Romney. Mr. Romney's people see Mr. Perry as a dopey Texas barbarian. Mr. Perry's people see Mr. Romney as Northeastern, elite, effete and opportunistic. If they go head to head through the fall and winter, their contest could wind up looking like a scene in 'Raging Bull'".
Again. More reasons to like Governor Perry.
You need to look at the returns these investment brought Texas. This are nothing but good, solid business practices that brought jobs to Texans, not corporate welfare.
BTW the 2003 Texas Leg introduced this fund and it has to have the signatures of the Gov.,Lt. Gov, and the Speaker of the House for every transaction.
In case you’re wondering about defaults or other problems. Case in point:
“In 2004, they authorized the fund to grant $20 million to Countrywide Financial in return for a promise “to create 7,500 new jobs in the state by 2010.” The grant (all of which are approved by the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor and Speaker of the House) is one of the largest made from the fund in terms of the size and the number of jobs promised. In the fall of 2007, while slashing jobs and with its stock price plummeting, Countrywide was eventually acquired in a fire sale by Bank of America. But thanks to the “claw-back” provisions in the program, grantees return all funds to the state for jobs not created.”
Please read post #75 in this thread.
Would you please elaborate?
Sorry I thought I was responding to another thread...
Alright here’s my response for your position.
Governments shouldn’t be picking winners and losers? That is NOT capitalism. Corporate welfare only enriches the oligarchy, governments subsidizing multi-billion dollar corporations to give them an advantage against smaller companies that cant compete does not improve the marketplace? It only diminishes it by reducing overall competition.
This obscenity is by no means conservative, this is the same policy in which China and Airbus uses to under cut Americans in general but Perry has instituted it to undercut neighboring states. If done at a national level it would clearly be socialistic and ignite trade wars with our allies. It would also diminish salaries for of most ‘average’ workers and place America in a 3rd world manufactuering status like India and China.
Is that good for america?
It happens in the business world every day. There were large and small companies on that list but, the larger ones hire the most Texans.
Not going to hold it against Perry for something the entire Texas legislature pushed it’s chump change for the return and one of the reason Texas is where we are today.
We are trying to create jobs here, right?
That’s the thing though, you’re not really creating anything meaningful. your stifling the engine of innovation to promote sameness and to pick winners and losers and providing an unfair advantage to giants that already posses a naturally unfair advantage.
Small business can create jobs as well. what you get with Rick Parry is a socialist frankenstein of what artificial life support of an economy looks like.
At least this program has induced companies to hire ‘some” people and small support business will follow.
Beats sitting on you ass and twiddling your thumbs.