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Rick Perry Unveils Energy Plan to Get Government Out of the Way and Get America Working Again
Pajamas Media ^ | 10-14-2011 | Bryan Preston

Posted on 10/14/2011 1:37:45 PM PDT by smoothsailing

Rick Perry Unveils Energy Plan to Get Government Out of the Way and Get America Working Again

Bryan Preston

October 14, 2011

The Texas governor is out of the gate with the first part of his economic plan, concerning energy:

Though our president has labeled Americans as soft, I believe our people have toughed it out the best they can. But they are looking for leadership and optimism, which are all too rare in Washington today.

What I am proposing today is the first part of an economic growth package that will rebuild the engine of American prosperity.

The plan I present this morning, Energizing American Jobs and Security, will kick-start economic growth and create 1.2 million jobs.

It can be implemented quicker and free of Washington gridlock because it doesn’t require congressional action. Through a series of executive orders, and other executive actions, we will begin the process of creating jobs soon after the inauguration of a new president.

There is, of course, an important role for Congress to play. And in a matter of days I will offer to the American people a broader package of economic reforms that I will take to Congress when I am elected President. My complete economic growth package will tackle tax reform, entitlement reform and real spending reductions in order to address our growing debt crisis.

But today I offer a plan that will create more than a million good, American jobs across every sector of the economy and enhance our national security, and the best news is it can be set in motion in my first 100 days.

My plan is based on this simple premise: Make what Americans buy, buy what Americans make, and sell it to the world.

We are standing atop the next American economic boom…energy.

The quickest way to give our economy a shot in the arm is to deploy American ingenuity to tap American energy. But we can only do that if environmental bureaucrats are told to stand down.

My plan will break the grip of dependence we have today on foreign oil from hostile nations like Venezuela and unstable nations in the Middle East to grow jobs and our economy at home.

America has proven but untapped supplies of natural gas, oil and coal. America is the Saudi Arabia of coal with 25 percent of the world’s supply. Our country contains up to 134 billion barrels of oil and nearly 1.2 quadrillion cubic feet of natural gas.

We have the resources we need to fuel our cars, our homes and our power plants. They can be found in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Texas, Oklahoma, North Dakota, New Mexico, Alabama, Kentucky throughout the American West and, of course, Alaska.

But President Obama and his over-reaching Environmental Protection Agency won’t allow American businesses and American labor to draw on even a fraction of this domestic energy from reserves on government-owned lands.

Perry’s plan calls for using the power of the executive to rein in the EPA, while also opening up more land to energy exploration and use. This plan is smart, hitting our economic problems from more than one angle at once, and in a way that can be implemented quickly. The Achilles heel of the Cain 9-9-9 plan is that it requires Congress to approve it. No matter how good that plan is, Congress will monkey with it. Congress will mutilate it. 9-9-9 will soon become 10-10-10, or 15-12-18 or worse. Or, after Congress messes with it, it will end up getting vetoed. The chances of such a plan surviving contact with Congress intact are remote.

Perry’s energy plan doesn’t depend on Congress. It depends on having a president with the vision to take ahold of the bureaucracy that the voters have entrusted to him, and turn it away from the Obama job-killing agenda it has been working under. As governor, Perry has been taking that particular fight directly to Obama for more than two years now.

With a series of executive orders and other executive actions, I will authorize the following:

I will work to open up Alaska’s abundant resources to oil and gas exploration, including the ANWR Coastal Plain and the National Petroleum Reserve of Alaska. In this one instance, we will need congressional authorization. But it is worth it when you consider we will create 120,000 jobs.

We will initiate off-shore exploration in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas off the northern and western coasts of Alaska. This will create 55,000 jobs.

We will resume pre-Obama levels of exploration in the Gulf of Mexico and create another 230,000 jobs.

I will support the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline to take Canadian Crude to coastal refineries, which would create 20,000 direct jobs for American workers.

We will begin tapping the energy potential of the American West, opening up federal and private lands for exploration in states like Wyoming, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Colorado and Utah. Collectively, our western states have the potential to produce 1.3 million barrels of oil per day by 2020 and contain 87 trillion cubic feet of natural gas.

They can produce more energy than what we import from Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Kuwait, Venezuela and Russia combined!

Perry’s energy plan would also reduce power prices across the board, while putting Americans back to work in the energy sector. Lower fuel prices will curb the inflation that has been sneaking up on America’s family budgets. With more Americans working and with fuel prices getting back under control, the economy will be on a sounder footing to get moving again. And with greater energy independence, America is more secure.

Perry then turns to the EPA and the damage it is doing to the US economy and our position in the world:

While President Obama has been very public about his newest jobs proposal, behind the scenes the permanent bureaucracy is working to grind the economy to a halt in pursuit of activist regulations. A raft of new rules and foot-dragging by the EPA and Interior Department are killing job creation.

Examples include the Utility Maximum Available Control Technology rule, the Boiler MACT rule, the Cross State Air Pollution Rule, the proposed Coal Combustion Residuals regulation and Section 316 (b) of the Clean Water Act.

These new rules alone could destroy up to 2.4 million American jobs by 2020 and add $127 billion in costs to electric providers and consumers. Under my plan, each of these rules would be subject to an immediate review with a cost-benefit analysis to determine the impact on American employers and the environment.

If we face the facts, we know that none of these rules were needed to reduce emissions of the six principal pollutants by 50 percent since 1980. And they are not needed now, especially as our economy hangs in a fragile balance between recovery and recession.

I will take another step important to economic growth: I will stop the EPA’s draconian measures related to the regulation of greenhouse gases.

When you consider that any carbon reduction will be offset by the increase of carbon emissions by developing nations like China and India, the EPA would tie our economy in knots and advantage our global competitors while realizing no global environmental benefits in the process.

Download the Perry plan at the link above. I think it’s a serious plan that will help our ailing economy enormously.

While laying out his own plan, Perry is also taking a jab at Mitt Romney’s economic record as governor of Massachusetts. In a press release that is hitting inboxes this afternoon, Perry describes Romney’s jobs record as “anemic”:

AUSTIN – Despite his private sector experience, Gov. Mitt Romney’s Massachusetts ranked a low 47th in job creation during his term.

While Mitt Romney was governor, Massachusetts’ population declined by 3,000 people, with only 45,800 jobs added during Romney’s four years in office – an anemic 1.4 percent job growth rate. At the same time, the U.S. as a whole experienced 5.3 percent job growth rate.

While Mitt Romney was governor, Massachusetts’ rate of job growth underperformed the nation’s rate of job growth by 3.9 percent.

Since Rick Perry has been governor, Texas, by comparison, has added 4.29 million people and 1.077 million jobs, an 11.3 percent job growth rate. During Perry’s tenure, state job growth flourished despite two national recessions. At the same time, the U.S. as a whole experienced 1.1 percent job loss.

Since Rick Perry has been governor, Texas’ rate of job growth outperformed the nation’s rate of job growth by 12.4 percent.

“Gov. Romney was one of the worst job-creating governors in America and has no standing to attack Texas’ best-in-the-nation jobs record,” said Perry spokesman Ray Sullivan. “Mr. Romney may have succeeded in taking over companies, dismantling jobs and profiting from corporate takeovers, but his gubernatorial record is marred by population loss and near-record low job growth.”

It seems to me that the campaign is, finally, well and truly on.


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Make what Americans buy, buy what Americans make, and sell it to the world!

Rick Perry October 14, 2011

1 posted on 10/14/2011 1:37:52 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: shield

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2 posted on 10/14/2011 1:39:29 PM PDT by smoothsailing (Make what Americans buy, buy what Americans make, and sell it to the world! -Rick Perry)
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To: smoothsailing
Thanks for posting. I read the transcript earlier and got juiced up. People need to read the transcript and then comment. Too many Cain people (or Mitt folks) just show up and start flaming.

This is just the beginning too. He's letting the plan out in pieces.

3 posted on 10/14/2011 1:40:56 PM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: smoothsailing

Herman Cain’s speech today in Bartlett, TN (Memphis)

http://www.wreg.com/news/wreg-cain-bartlett,0,6371777.story

the first 10 mins have been cut.


4 posted on 10/14/2011 1:41:23 PM PDT by GailA (Any congress critter who FAILS to keep faith with the Military, WON'T keep faith with YOU!)
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To: smoothsailing

The Achilles heel of the Cain 9-9-9 plan is that it requires Congress to approve it.

Inane comment. That’s how it’s done under our Constitution


5 posted on 10/14/2011 1:42:08 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; RoosterRedux; jonrick46; deepbluesea; RockinRight; TexMom7; potlatch; ...
Perry Ping....

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6 posted on 10/14/2011 1:42:16 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: DManA

But some good ideas from Perry. Kudos.


7 posted on 10/14/2011 1:43:06 PM PDT by DManA
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To: smoothsailing

Rick Perry can drill all over Yellowstone National Park for all I care— HPV and In-State Tuition for Illegals are DEAL BREAKERS for me.


8 posted on 10/14/2011 1:43:22 PM PDT by exist
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To: smoothsailing

OK Mitt, I will call your stance, and raise you one opening to a national energy plan....your play....


9 posted on 10/14/2011 1:44:31 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: DManA

With this plan, everyone benefits—except DemocRATS, of course.


10 posted on 10/14/2011 1:44:44 PM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: DManA
It's not inane. It's like saying your whole economic plan is that we pass a balanced budget amendment. Great plan but get it past Congress and the good point is that what might pass Cain may have to veto.

Perry's plan starts creating jobs now and it's serious.

11 posted on 10/14/2011 1:44:50 PM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: exist

Then hit the road.


12 posted on 10/14/2011 1:46:01 PM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: exist

So, who is perfect? I’m open to suggestions.


13 posted on 10/14/2011 1:46:37 PM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: exist

As a Texan, I sadly have to agree with you.


14 posted on 10/14/2011 1:46:55 PM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: exist

HPV and In-State Tuition for Illegals are DEAL BREAKERS for me.

Lol....you got the talking points down straight...you Ron Paul or disgruntled Palinista?


15 posted on 10/14/2011 1:47:05 PM PDT by magritte
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To: GailA
What is up with the Aquila lawsuit Cain was involved in? I just heard about it and here is a link to a pdf file of the complaint: Aquila Complaint
16 posted on 10/14/2011 1:47:10 PM PDT by lahargis
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To: exist

Grow up...he’ll be the nominee...he has proven he is a serious candidate...15 million in his campaign bank account vs 200,000 in your candidates bank account and he had to loan himself 500,000 to keep it in the black=not a serious candidate.


17 posted on 10/14/2011 1:48:27 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: normy
Thanks for posting. I read the transcript earlier and got juiced up. People need to read the transcript and then comment. Too many Cain people (or Mitt folks) just show up and start flaming.

Ah, yes....the FR Day Care Center Gang.

I just laugh at 'em and poke fun at 'em.

There are some Paultards sprinkled into that group as well.

18 posted on 10/14/2011 1:49:07 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: exist

Cain’s empowerment (entitlement zones) are a deal breaker for me. Along with his being ABC (American first black second and conservative third).


19 posted on 10/14/2011 1:50:10 PM PDT by lahargis
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To: lahargis

Haven’t read about it yet, my computer time has been really restricted due to lumbar bulges, and a torn right arm rotator cuff.


20 posted on 10/14/2011 1:51:06 PM PDT by GailA (Any congress critter who FAILS to keep faith with the Military, WON'T keep faith with YOU!)
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To: exist
...are DEAL BREAKERS for me.

Who cares?

21 posted on 10/14/2011 1:51:12 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: smoothsailing
Perry’s plan calls for using the power of the executive to rein in the EPA, while also opening up more land to energy exploration and use. This plan is smart, hitting our economic problems from more than one direction.

Outstanding. Of all the candidates running Governor Perry is the only one that I would trust to take on the EPA. He needs to put those bast@rds out of business!

22 posted on 10/14/2011 1:51:28 PM PDT by pgkdan (Hail to the Redskins!)
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To: GailA

Nein,Nein,Nein! :o)


23 posted on 10/14/2011 1:51:45 PM PDT by smoothsailing (DEFEND OUR MARINES - http://warchronicle.com/TheyAreNotKillers/DefendOurMarines.htm)
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To: pgkdan

I believe he is the only candidate that will. Cain wants to restructure them.


24 posted on 10/14/2011 1:53:49 PM PDT by lahargis
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To: normy

I’m going to read the transcript this evening, but the excerpts I’ve seen indicate a very detailed, well thought out plan. I’d like to see a video of his whole speech.


25 posted on 10/14/2011 1:54:22 PM PDT by smoothsailing (DEFEND OUR MARINES - http://warchronicle.com/TheyAreNotKillers/DefendOurMarines.htm)
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To: DManA
Inane comment. That’s how it’s done under our Constitution

Taken in context with the first part of the paragraph in which that staement is found it makes perfect sense.

26 posted on 10/14/2011 1:55:52 PM PDT by pgkdan (Hail to the Redskins!)
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To: exist
Now that people are feeling the pain at the pump, he blames oil speculators for high gas prices, which are now double what they were two years ago. Remember, that's about the time President Obama took office. And, he says there is nothing that can be done in the short term to ease the pain at the pump.
With all due respect, Mr. President, there is something you could do to ease the pain at the pump. Namely, declare and implement a “drill here drill now” strategy. And remove the ridiculous restrictions on shale oil deposits available out west.

The very speculators you are blaming for the run-up in gas prices would quickly retreat if they thought you were serious about an energy independence plan to maximize all of our existing natural resources. The problem is supply and demand, and expectations about the changes in those dynamics. That's what drives gasoline prices at the pump.

HERMAN CAIN - APRIL 24, 2011

I, too, will never be ble to over come Rick Perry's policy on In-State Tuition for illegals as a path way to amnesty.

27 posted on 10/14/2011 1:56:51 PM PDT by not2worry (IF YOUR ARE NOT PART OF THE SOLUTION YOU ARE PART OF THE PROBLEM)
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To: exist
Now that people are feeling the pain at the pump, he blames oil speculators for high gas prices, which are now double what they were two years ago. Remember, that's about the time President Obama took office. And, he says there is nothing that can be done in the short term to ease the pain at the pump.
With all due respect, Mr. President, there is something you could do to ease the pain at the pump. Namely, declare and implement a “drill here drill now” strategy. And remove the ridiculous restrictions on shale oil deposits available out west.

The very speculators you are blaming for the run-up in gas prices would quickly retreat if they thought you were serious about an energy independence plan to maximize all of our existing natural resources. The problem is supply and demand, and expectations about the changes in those dynamics. That's what drives gasoline prices at the pump.

HERMAN CAIN - APRIL 24, 2011

I, too, will never be able to over come Rick Perry's policy on In-State Tuition for illegals as a path way to amnesty.

28 posted on 10/14/2011 1:57:17 PM PDT by not2worry (IF YOUR ARE NOT PART OF THE SOLUTION YOU ARE PART OF THE PROBLEM)
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To: exist
HPV and In-State Tuition for Illegals are DEAL BREAKERS for me.

Good for you. Thanks for your input.

29 posted on 10/14/2011 1:57:29 PM PDT by pgkdan (Hail to the Redskins!)
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To: smoothsailing

I read it earlier, WHOOO! Man I got pumped, not for Perry as much as for the USA. Man now that is serious, get the ball rolling again, I’m getting Washington out of your hair, action!


30 posted on 10/14/2011 1:59:19 PM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma
So, who is perfect? I’m open to suggestions.

Jesus Christ but when He comes back it won't be to run in a Republican Primary! I wish folks around here would stop makingh 'the good' the enemy of 'the perfect'. We're all flawed!

31 posted on 10/14/2011 1:59:29 PM PDT by pgkdan (Hail to the Redskins!)
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To: magritte
Lol....you got the talking points down straight...you Ron Paul or disgruntled Palinista?

As far as I can tell most of the loudest Perry detractors are former Palin supporters. If the Governor had waited to announce his candidacy until after Palin had declined to run most of them would be in his camp.

32 posted on 10/14/2011 2:01:22 PM PDT by pgkdan (Hail to the Redskins!)
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To: normy

If you want them to read the transcript, make sure you edit out the parts that will offend conservatives. Oh... that’s already done. His egregious promise to use executive orders to enact legislation has been morphed out of his words into a “better” explanation.


33 posted on 10/14/2011 2:04:39 PM PDT by Ingtar (https://www.hermancain.com/donate)
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To: lahargis
I believe he is the only candidate that will. Cain wants to restructure them.

The EPA is part of the Executive Branch. Governor Perry has been fighting them for several years and I believe when he gets the chance he will drive a stake through their heart!

34 posted on 10/14/2011 2:05:26 PM PDT by pgkdan (Hail to the Redskins!)
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To: Ingtar

Thanks for your input. Have a nice day.


35 posted on 10/14/2011 2:12:47 PM PDT by pgkdan (Hail to the Redskins!)
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To: not2worry
Rick Perry's policy on In-State Tuition

It was not Perry's plan, It was Texas legislation, and it passed the house almost unanimously. The matter was UnVetoable.

36 posted on 10/14/2011 2:13:27 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Ingtar
Good Lord! I said the TRANSCRIPT! Not the Fox News story.

Executive orders overturning Obama's executive orders are good. EO's are not all bad. Did you know GWB used and EO to overturn GW ban on certain drilling?

Go read the transcript of the speech and then form an opinion.

So I guess the Black Walnut (his words) who was "po'er dan po" shouldn't use EO's to overturn Obama's EO's?

37 posted on 10/14/2011 2:17:05 PM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: DManA

Yes, but King Rick can do it all by EO.


38 posted on 10/14/2011 2:17:10 PM PDT by Marie (Cain 9s Have Teeth)
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To: Marie

So..so..lame.


39 posted on 10/14/2011 2:20:07 PM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: smoothsailing

We desperately need to do this. Glad perry’s coming out with it. Good point about what he can do (to actually help the country) by executive order.


40 posted on 10/14/2011 2:25:54 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: normy

I did read the transcript before FOX polished it up for him.

“Through a series of executive orders, and other executive actions, we will begin the process of creating jobs soon after the inauguration of a new president.”

was changed to using EOs to undo Obama’s EOs instead of legislating from the Office of the President.


41 posted on 10/14/2011 2:28:57 PM PDT by Ingtar (https://www.hermancain.com/donate)
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To: normy

If you want to judge a man by his words, you need to use the real transcript of Perry’s speech, not the interpreted one posted in this thread.


42 posted on 10/14/2011 2:31:29 PM PDT by Ingtar
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To: smoothsailing

Where do you apply for the free education funds.


43 posted on 10/14/2011 2:33:17 PM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow democrat)
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To: Yaelle
"We must get America working again and a big part of the solution is right under our feet and right off our coasts," the Texas governor said in a steel mill near Pittsburgh. "Creating jobs in America is as simple as changing presidents and that is the choice facing America."

Rick Perry: Creating jobs as easy as booting Obama

44 posted on 10/14/2011 2:34:42 PM PDT by smoothsailing (DEFEND OUR MARINES - http://warchronicle.com/TheyAreNotKillers/DefendOurMarines.htm)
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To: smoothsailing

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2792908/posts


45 posted on 10/14/2011 2:34:57 PM PDT by World'sGoneInsane (Just because you say it doesn't make it true. By repeating it, just makes it propaganda.)
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To: smoothsailing

Perry Ping!


46 posted on 10/14/2011 2:38:17 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (2012—They vote twice— we'll vote three times.)
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To: magritte

Agree, Paulies seem to like the part where he says “drugs should be legalized”.

That’s all I hear from certain people, cough, cough.

They like the free drugs but hate those vaccines.


47 posted on 10/14/2011 2:44:12 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (2012—They vote twice— we'll vote three times.)
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To: World'sGoneInsane

Thank You! :)


48 posted on 10/14/2011 2:45:58 PM PDT by smoothsailing (DEFEND OUR MARINES - http://warchronicle.com/TheyAreNotKillers/DefendOurMarines.htm)
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To: GailA

Ouch! Hang in there. Pain is a be**ch. I also know ‘arthur ‘ very well.

My grandson had the rotator cuff thing. Don’t know which pain is worse. I know he really suffered and still does after several years.


49 posted on 10/14/2011 2:48:07 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (2012—They vote twice— we'll vote three times.)
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To: pgkdan

I hope that’s not the case (Palin supporters being Perry detractors).

I was all out for Palin, truly thought and hoped she would run. I still find it hard to believe she decided not to.

But, even before that decision, I was glad Perry entered the race because I considered him a good second choice. I’m a lifelong Texan and I know what’s goin’ on round here. He’s been a good governor for us. Those that bring up really stupid stuff like the in-state tuition thing cannot be reasoned with. I’ve wasted a lot of space trying to do it.

They just hate Perry. I don’t know why. I don’t think they know why. They have some stock issues they hang it on, issues that aren’t worth a hill of beans when you think of what we’re up against with Obama.

Perry has created a job friendly climate in Texas and he would do the same for the country. Job friendly, people.

And some of you are hung up on giving in-state tuition rates. It’s scary the lack of perspective.


50 posted on 10/14/2011 3:00:10 PM PDT by altura (Perry 2012)
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