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Betting on Rick Perry - a winner in a GOP year, with no need in the world to win liberal approval
The American Spectator | October 2011 | John H. Fund

Posted on 10/03/2011 1:16:29 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

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IT WILL BE THE JOBS ISSUE—and Texas’s record in creating them—that will define Rick Perry’s presidential run. Since he became governor in 2001, the U.S. as a whole has had a net loss of private-sector jobs, while Texas—which has only 8 percent of the nation’s population—has had a net gain of 825,000 jobs.

Richard Fisher, president of the Dallas Federal Reserve Board, told me that if you look at the number of jobs created since the recession technically ended in June 2009, Texas has accounted for 48 percent of net new jobs created in the U.S.

Fisher also disparages claims that the jobs are all low-paying jobs at McDonald’s or Walmart, paying the minimum wage, or that they were primarily caused by the oil and natural gas boom. According to Tom Pauken of the Texas Work Force Commission, the annual median wage in Texas in 2010 for all occupations was $31,500 a year, only 7 percent below the national average. That difference is easily explained by the fact that Texas has a younger workforce than most states and a higher percentage of workers in lower-pay agriculture jobs near the border with Mexico. [ CW: Cost of living in Texas is lower than many other states; Texas has no state income tax; Texas is a right to work state.]

As for where the job growth has been, three sectors of the economy have grown faster than the energy sector, which alone added 40,500 net new jobs in 2010. Last year, Texas added 57,900 new jobs in trade, transportation, and utilities; a total of 53,400 jobs in professional and business services; and 44,900 net new jobs in the hospitality industry.

For each of the past seven years, CEOs polled by “Chief Executive” magazine have rated Texas first in the nation for economic development climate and job growth. What is the secret of Texas’s success? Rick Perry isn’t shy about his answer. “It’s all about four points,” he told me. “First, don’t spend all the money. Keep the taxes low and under control. Have regulations that are fair and predictable so business owners know what to expect from one quarter to the next. And reform the legal system so that frivolous lawsuits don’t paralyze employers who are trying to create real wealth.”

If there is on issue which Perry has made a personal crusade, it is lawsuit reform. Working with the legislature, he has helped pass curbs on frivolous lawsuits, implemented a first-in-the-nation system under which loser pays all court costs in many lawsuits, and reformed medical malpractice law.

Dick Weekley, the co-founder of Texans for Lawsuit Reform, says Perry showed genuine political courage in resisting calls for watered-down reforms that wouldn’t have addressed the core problem. He recalls that in 2002 Perry vetoed a bill strongly supported by doctors that would have required them to prompt payment from health maintenance organizations. In the eyes of the tort reform advocates, the bill was a Trojan Horse compromise negotiated between doctors and trial lawyers. “There was a huge response from physicians [against the veto],” Kim Ross, the former top lobbyist for the Texas Medical Association, said. TMA went so far as to endorse Tony Sanchez, Perry’s millionaire Democratic opponent in the 2002 election. “Perry sent a signal that he wanted real reform and would stand his ground,” Weekley told me. “Soon the medical lobbyists playing footsie with the trial lawyers were gone and the obstacles to real reform started falling.” [end excerpt]


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: amnesty; economy; heartless; jobs; legalreform; perry; perry2012
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1 posted on 10/03/2011 1:16:37 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: All; shield

2 posted on 10/03/2011 1:17:09 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

to regain momentum,

perry’s got to look presidential.


3 posted on 10/03/2011 1:18:55 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: ken21

Well, IF Perry manages a comeback, it will be comparable to Lazarus....


4 posted on 10/03/2011 1:20:29 PM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: ken21

Why didn’t you read the article before posting?


5 posted on 10/03/2011 1:20:53 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; RoosterRedux; jonrick46; deepbluesea; RockinRight; TexMom7; potlatch; ...
Perry Ping....

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6 posted on 10/03/2011 1:21:35 PM PDT by shield ((Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: ken21

“perry’s got to look presidential..”

Hell.

He’s got to figure out stringing nouns and verbs together to form coherent thoughts verbally first.

Perry ain’t the guy.


7 posted on 10/03/2011 1:22:09 PM PDT by JoenTX (Don't Tread on Me)
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To: ConservativeDude

What do you think of the information in the article?


8 posted on 10/03/2011 1:22:14 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Bwahaha!!! John Fund tries to convince us that the pro-illegal, government-mandate crony capitalist really isn’t an inside Establishment player and is the tea party answer for our times.

Try again, little fella.


9 posted on 10/03/2011 1:23:15 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: ken21
LOL, the doofus will puke on himself at the next debate, just like the prior three. Bet on it!!!!
10 posted on 10/03/2011 1:23:24 PM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow democrats.)
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To: JoenTX

How do you think he’s managed to govern Texas so well, if he can’t talk?


11 posted on 10/03/2011 1:23:31 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

i did.

i simply expressed my 1st amendment opinion.


12 posted on 10/03/2011 1:25:19 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: ConservativeDude

He can always run for Calderone’s job.


13 posted on 10/03/2011 1:25:53 PM PDT by dforest
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To: indylindy

ROFL


14 posted on 10/03/2011 1:27:26 PM PDT by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

**claims that the jobs are all low-paying jobs at McDonald’s or Walmart, paying the minimum wage**

But...but....but..when McDonald’s hired 62,000 in one day, Obama pulled every one of those 62K out of the air and we were to kiss his hand in gratitude for it. /s


15 posted on 10/03/2011 1:27:34 PM PDT by ReaganBaby26 (Matthew 12:36)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The article is a slick attempt to whitewash the inconvenient truths, containing many claims, but no substance in its attempts to do so. It sounds like a press release from one of the coherent members of Perry’s staff.


16 posted on 10/03/2011 1:27:40 PM PDT by Ingtar (I closed my eyes, only for a moment, and the moment's gone...)
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To: ConservativeDude
Well, IF Perry manages a comeback, it will be comparable to Lazarus....

Folks were glad to see Lazarus ressurect.

17 posted on 10/03/2011 1:27:48 PM PDT by Tonytitan
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To: ConservativeDude

I don’t know where you live cuz you seem to have that hidden...but in Texas Perry is known as the come back kid. He is not one you ever count out.


18 posted on 10/03/2011 1:28:13 PM PDT by shield ((Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

He hasn’t had a serious contender since gaining office. Debates? Few, far between with any of them. He’s got an “R” next to his name and that’s pretty much all it took to stay Governor.

He may be an average-decent speaker from prepared copy, et al, but he’s (clearly) not one to speak spontaneously in any clear or convincing manner. He stumbles, mumbles, and rambles too much. Sounds kinda like an idiot.

His debate performances are not the exception, they’re pretty much closer to the rule.


19 posted on 10/03/2011 1:29:16 PM PDT by JoenTX (Don't Tread on Me)
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To: Ingtar
The article is a slick attempt to whitewash the inconvenient truths, containing many claims, but no substance in its attempts to do so. It sounds like a press release from one of the coherent members of Perry’s staff.

Then dispute them with your economic numbers for the Texas economy and job growth.

20 posted on 10/03/2011 1:30:30 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: shield

“but in Texas Perry is known as the come back kid. He is not one you ever count out....”

What...?

I have never, ever heard that said of Perry.

You mean like coming back after ripping his shorts and peaving off most of the state with the TTC?

That kind of comeback?


21 posted on 10/03/2011 1:31:55 PM PDT by JoenTX (Don't Tread on Me)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
perry road pic It's a long way to next November. Romney will still be lying about Romneycare, Ron Paul will still be on the foreign policy fringe, Bachman will still be a superb congeressperson, Santorum will still be squinting incredulously, And President Perry will get this economy moving again.
22 posted on 10/03/2011 1:32:02 PM PDT by nixonsnose (Let's see all you lawyers argue your way out of hell.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Govern texas, the texas governor is more are less a figure head. http://texaspolitics.laits.utexas.edu/1_printable.html
23 posted on 10/03/2011 1:33:21 PM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow democrats.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

La Raza Rick = Epic Fail


24 posted on 10/03/2011 1:35:26 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Rick Perry has more red flags than a May Day Parade)
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To: JoenTX
He may be an average-decent speaker from prepared copy, et al, but he’s (clearly) not one to speak spontaneously in any clear or convincing manner. He stumbles, mumbles, and rambles too much. Sounds kinda like an idiot. His debate performances are not the exception, they’re pretty much closer to the rule.

My how descriptive you are. No bias there. /s

But not according to those he meets out on the stump. Gov. Perry is a superb retail politician and executive. He relates to the people, listens to their concerns and they approve of his conversations with them.

25 posted on 10/03/2011 1:35:29 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
General elections are not won by how you do in Texas.

Given Perry's demonstrated incompetence on the campaign trail, betting on Perry to not self destruct in Oct 2012; either at the debates or based on some undiscovered landmine in his past, is a fool's bet.

26 posted on 10/03/2011 1:35:38 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: Ingtar
In-State Tuition Debate Isn't About In-State Tuition (It's about AMNESTY)
27 posted on 10/03/2011 1:36:41 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Bush called us "vigilantes." Perry calls us "heartless.")
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To: JoenTX
Think he means come back, as in, come from or to, the democrate party. Could hardly be the comeback kid if he had to pull a party switch to keep his job.
28 posted on 10/03/2011 1:36:46 PM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow democrats.)
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To: JoenTX

You don’t flow in the right circles...sorry.


29 posted on 10/03/2011 1:37:26 PM PDT by shield ((Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: ConservativeDude
Now he wants to send our troops to Mexico:

Rick Perry says U.S. troops may needed in Mexico to fight war against drug cartels

30 posted on 10/03/2011 1:38:20 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Bush called us "vigilantes." Perry calls us "heartless.")
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To: org.whodat
Govern texas, the texas governor is more are less a figure head. http://texaspolitics.laits.utexas.edu/1_printable.html

Technically. But since Gov. Perry has served longer than any other governor, he's had the 6 years (and 5 more) that it takes to appoint every office a Texas governor can fill. So Perry has his team in place and it works very well. As this story aptly relates.

31 posted on 10/03/2011 1:38:45 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Tonytitan

Yeah but the ones in power wanted to kill Jesus and Lazarus after the fact.


32 posted on 10/03/2011 1:38:50 PM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
"...no need in the world to win liberal approval..."

He already has plenty of liberal approval for his coddling of illegal aliens, backing of Al Gore, sanctuary cities, opposition to e-verify, crony capitalism and LaRaza dealings. How much more does he need? Why don't Ricardo, Milt and Huntsman go run against Mr. Obama on the Democratic ticket? That'd make more sense.

33 posted on 10/03/2011 1:38:55 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Gov. Sarah Palin. What'll you do?)
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To: org.whodat

Rick Perry was the first Republican Lt. Governor ever elected in Texas.


34 posted on 10/03/2011 1:39:56 PM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
In-State Tuition Debate Isn't About In-State Tuition (It's about AMNESTY)

How so?

35 posted on 10/03/2011 1:41:38 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He already has plenty of liberal approval for his coddling of illegal aliens, backing of Al Gore, sanctuary cities, opposition to e-verify, crony capitalism and LaRaza dealings. How much more does he need? Why don't Ricardo, Milt and Huntsman go run against Mr. Obama on the Democratic ticket? That'd make more sense.

Claims made.

Refuted.

Next?

36 posted on 10/03/2011 1:42:54 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Wrong, only socialists thinks government creates jobs. They take money from people who do create jobs. But a rino plays on both side of the fence, and with amnesty perry it is on three sides of the fence. But it is still a figure head position compared to other governors.
37 posted on 10/03/2011 1:44:32 PM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow democrats.)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
Rick Perry says U.S. troops may needed in Mexico to fight war against drug cartels

You're damn right. He wants to work with Mexico to seal the border and run off the drug cartels that Obama-Holder have been supplying with guns. And isn't it nice that Gov. Perry has a working relationship with our allies Mexico and Israel (and no doubt Great Britain will be happy and many other Obama snubbed allies) -- as the Perry doctrine is, "We stand with our allies."

38 posted on 10/03/2011 1:46:00 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: org.whodat
Wrong, only socialists thinks government creates jobs. They take money from people who do create jobs. But a rino plays on both side of the fence, and with amnesty perry it is on three sides of the fence. But it is still a figure head position compared to other governors.

If you had read the article, it clearly shows that Gov. Perry has created a climate that is welcoming to employers and they employ workers -- nice how that works. Too bad Obama is too much of a communist to try it.

39 posted on 10/03/2011 1:47:43 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“No bias there. /s”

Of course there’s bias there. It comes from having him as governor for 11 years. Ya kinda figure out a little bit about a guy in that amount of time.

Like I said above, he’s not absolutely heinous at speechifying. Not great, but not terrible. If the debates consisted of nothing but each candidate just standing there and reciting a speech, he’d be doing a lot better right now.

Your biases are showing as well. It’s a two-way street this “bias” business.


40 posted on 10/03/2011 1:47:53 PM PDT by JoenTX (Don't Tread on Me)
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To: JoenTX

I want Rick Perry as the President getting the country back to work, strengthening our national security and truly caring about the U.S.

You seem to be more bothered about Perry’s Texas accent. I guess you’d like Obama talk for 4 more years or the elite, Mitt Romney’s well spoken double talk.


41 posted on 10/03/2011 1:51:53 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
He already has plenty of liberal approval for his coddling of illegal aliens, backing of Al Gore, sanctuary cities, opposition to e-verify, crony capitalism and LaRaza dealings. How much more does he need?

"Claims made.

Refuted.

Next?"

I've seen these various claims made, and their substance rationalized by Perry supporters. But effectively refuted? I think not.

42 posted on 10/03/2011 1:53:39 PM PDT by sargon (I don't like the sound of these "boncentration bamps")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Did you read the article?

In-State Tuition Debate Isn't About In-State Tuition (It's about AMNESTY)

43 posted on 10/03/2011 1:53:39 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Bush called us "vigilantes." Perry calls us "heartless.")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
The phony apology over his "heartless" comment is every bit as insulting as the comment itself. He wants us to all think it was a gaffe. It WASN'T.

Watch the Perry comment again. He was PASSIONATE when he said it.

Start at the 2:40 mark.

44 posted on 10/03/2011 1:54:09 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Bush called us "vigilantes." Perry calls us "heartless.")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

If Perry believes the Mexican Army and the Mexican Government are “fighting” the drug cartels, he’s a bigger idiot than I gave him credit for.


45 posted on 10/03/2011 1:55:48 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Bush called us "vigilantes." Perry calls us "heartless.")
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
In-State Tuition Debate Isn't About In-State Tuition (It's about AMNESTY)

Why would I read something with a title I know is patently false? 'splain it to me in your own words.

46 posted on 10/03/2011 1:55:59 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

These posts are not made to convince YOU. You’ve been brainwashed, and there is no hope for you.

They are to inform others.

Have a nice day!


47 posted on 10/03/2011 1:57:36 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Bush called us "vigilantes." Perry calls us "heartless.")
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
If Perry believes the Mexican Army and the Mexican Government are “fighting” the drug cartels, he’s a bigger idiot than I gave him credit for.

I've seen Perry's track record and I've seen yours. Who do you think I'm going to bet on?

I'll give you a clue, DNMFOHE, it ain't you.

48 posted on 10/03/2011 1:57:35 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

He did not create jack, a storm move tens of thousands of people from new Orleans to Texas, billions of tax payers money was spent on this, the balance was migration to the south that had been going on for the past thirty years. Are do you think he caused the population growth to Georgia and Florida also.


49 posted on 10/03/2011 1:57:41 PM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow democrats.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I guess the fact that my handle is “JoenTX”.......as in Joe in Texas, born and raised.....completely missed you?

His accent? Lady, Perry doesn’t have much of an accent as far as I’m concerned. It’s a little subdued compared to what I hear from most native born folks.


50 posted on 10/03/2011 1:58:01 PM PDT by JoenTX (Don't Tread on Me)
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