Skip to comments.Rick Perry jobs plan: Make rest of America more like Texas -- Working
Posted on 10/14/2011 3:10:03 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
....Not all economists would put domestic energy production among their top five priorities for job growth. But many do see significant potential in this field, as the Perry campaign does.
For example, economist Peter Morici at the University of Maryland, in a recent analysis of the nation's employment crisis, wrote that "shutting down US oil and gas development is costing the US economy millions of jobs."
His view: An emphasis on domestic production could create jobs by dramatically reducing America's trade deficit, thus recycling more consumer dollars in the domestic economy. Promotion of energy production would also spill over into job creation in other industries, Mr. Morici says, as a need for refineries and pipelines boosts demand for construction workers, steel, and heavy machinery.
Even in Texas, the industries classified by the US Labor Department as "oil and gas extraction" and "mining support" account for just about 2 of every 100 jobs. But jobs in basic industries like mining or manufacturing typically help sustain many other jobs throughout a local economy. And over the past decade, Texas has seen energy jobs rise as a share of its economy.
Compared with Texas, other states appear to have plenty of room to grow. In the other 49 states collectively, the "oil and gas" and "mining support" industries account for less than 0.3 percent of all jobs. Those totals don't include some other energy-related jobs, such as in coal mining or renewable sources.
Obama, for his part, has called for some expansion of domestic fossil-fuel production, but has put his greatest emphasis on encouraging renewable sources of energy. Where the words "conservation" and "efficiency" appear nowhere in Perry's speech, Obama has backed programs to encourage energy-saving retrofits of buildings and a shift toward higher-mileage vehicles....
(Excerpt) Read more at csmonitor.com ...
Perry -- domestic fossil-fuel production
Governor Rick Perrys plan is based on a simple premise: Make what Americans buy. Buy what Americans make. And sell it to the world.
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Energizing American Jobs and Security
Our Conservative Philosophy
The Failed Current Approach
BARACK OBAMAS INCOHERENT ENERGY POLICY
AN ALL-AMERICAN ENERGY POLICY
American Energy, American Jobs
DEVELOPING AMERICAS DOMESTIC RESOURCES IN THE GULF
American Energy, American Jobs
PENNSYLVANIAS MARCELLUS SHALE
Maintaining Reliable and Affordable Energy
POWERING AMERICAS ENGINES OF COMMERCE
THE VIRGINIA CASE STUDY
Maintaining Reliable and Affordable Energy
Energizing America: Jobs and Security
A NEW PRESIDENT, A RENEWED AMERICA
Gov. Rick Perry Remarks on Energy Policy and Jobs C-Span -- click on link rt side of page.
Ships are lined up outside Boston harbor loading up with our coal.
China is demanding our trade secrets to build cars in in their country to sell back to us.
U.S. companies with 1.1B stimulus dollars are employing workers in Mexico to build solar panels.
I think Freepers just dont know sometimes which Rick Perry theyre dealing with. Is it the Rick Perry that was on the side of against the Republican Party before he was for the Republican Party? Was it was before he was before the illegal immigrants, from the standpoint of he was for standing up for in-state tuition for illegals before he was against in-state tuition for illegals? He was for open borders, hes for HPV vaccines, and now hes against it. I mean, well wait until tomorrow and and and see which Rick Perry were really talking to tonight.
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Why wait when you've already made up your narrow mind!...based on faulty information, I might add.
Whatever. Apologize for the HPV thing and denounce In-State Tuition for Illegals and he has my vote.
What are you paying for gasoline?
Consol Energy's Coal distribution facility in Baltimore. Coal is brought in to the Marine terminal
from several different coal mines and then it is shipped and exported to many places including China.
June 11, 2011 Baltimore: Coal exports through port booming Cross the Bay Bridge on any day of the week, and you're likely to see several giant freighters anchored in the water below.A surge in coal exports from the port of Baltimore has turned the Chesapeake Bay into a maritime parking lot.Demand from China, India and other countries for high-priced metallurgic coal to fuel steel production has grown so strong that ships are backed up south of the bridge waiting to gain a berth at one of Baltimore's two coal terminals .
July 2, 2011: Montana: Legal gamesmanship threatens our energy future Texas Gov. Rick Perry is able to boast about job growth under his watch, noting that over 265,000 jobs, or nearly 37 percent of the jobs created nationwide since the summer of 2009, have been created in the Lone Star state. He credits this growth to a few simple conditions: low taxes, a regulatory climate that is fair and predictable, and a legal system that limits frivolous lawsuits. According to the Wall Street Journal, nearly one-fourth of the 70 companies that left California this year relocated to Texas. When new or relocating companies and investors survey the landscape and consider Montana, what do they see? Well, when it comes to natural-resource development, the landscape looks risky. Recent headlines highlight two major resource development projects slogging through endless legal and regulatory challenges. Investment flees this kind of uncertainty, so Montanans interested in the future economic stability of this state should be wary of the signals we send
--- [relates short history of 2 outrageous examples] -- The common experience for Tongue River Railroad and Tonbridge Power is this: Even if you play by the rules, even if you follow the letter of the law, even if you engage with the public during a planning process, even if you get formal approval from the regulatory authorities, you are certain to face organized opposition whose sole intent is to frustrate project development to the point of financial starvation
Sarah Palin had her points for America and her #1 was energy. Sounds like great minds think alike.
Sept 12, 2011: Luminant sues EPA, says it will shut two coal units, cut 500 jobs At the Big Brown power plant in Freestone County, Units 1 and 2 will switch over to Powder River Basin coal and the nearby lignite mines will close.
The moves will lead to about 500 job cuts, the company said.
While Luminant is making preparations to meet the rules compliance deadline, this morning it also filed a legal challenge in an effort to protect facilities and employees, and to minimize the harm this rule will cause to electric reliability in Texas, the company said in a statement.
The company is asking an appeals court for a stay implementing the Cross-State rule, saying it is illegal because the EPA didnt include Texas in the draft rules released in 2010. The final rules released in June 2011 included a heavy emissions reduction burden for Texas.
Sept 12, 2011From Treehugger - A Discovery Company ..For a flavor of what's to come we have only to look to Texas Governor Rick Perry, who seems to channel the vibe pretty well and gets only the rare local challenge .. Instead of dealing with the realities of climate change--regardless of whether you or they think it is caused by human activities--Texas politicians will keep playing the lynch mob role toward EPA, at least until the next Presidential election is over. It works as a political strategy - for now ..
On another front - "permitting licenses" REGULATIONS Tree Hugger links to: this to support their position (of holding business hostage): ".........In summer 2010, the EPAs regional administrator in Dallas, Obama appointee Al Armendariz, rejected Texas flexible-permit program, saying the states way of regulating big industrial plants since 1994 violated the Clean Air Act.
Sep 20, 2011: Ex-President Clinton: Green movement needs money " NEW YORK (AP) -- Former President Bill Clinton said Tuesday that the success of the alternative energy movement is hampered by a lack of financing. His comments came as world leaders attending his annual philanthropic conference expressed fears about rising seas.
The ex-president's three-day Clinton Global Initiative for VIPs with deep pockets began Tuesday with a frank discussion about addressing global climate challenges, co-hosted by Mexican President Felipe Calderon and South African President Jacob Zuma.
There was a sense of frustration among the world leaders over the failure to create a legally binding world agreement on carbon emissions.........."
Cheap energy = lower operating costs and business expansion.
Texas is doing better than the other states because it has a 1% (for most entities) franchise (corporate) tax and relies on nothing else but SALES tax for revenue.
Yes. Sales tax. The same tax that FReepers are having a fit about with Cain’s plan.
The US, in general, is doing poorly because it has one of the world’s highest corporate taxes at 35%.
Do we need energy production? Heck YES! I’ve been screaming about this for years.
But that is only one component of the solution. A component that Cain agrees with. He wants to exploit our energy resources as well. Just because the press is focusing on 999 doesn’t mean that this is all there is to the man’s plan.
(He also wants to secure our borders, encourage legal immigration of immigrants that will actually contribute, deregulate EVERYTHING, restructure social security to stop it from being a Ponzi scheme and turn it into an actual investment program for retirement...)
Check out the graph on this page and you’ll see our problem. (It’s the purple line) Japan is the only country that rivals us in the corporate tax arena.
Texas has added 929,000 jobs since 2001, while California has lost approximately 635,000 manufacturing jobs in that same time, Stewart said.....
Perry has taken the state's regulatory process and managed it himself, Stewart said
[CA Economic Development Corporation President Mark] Lascelles emphasized that it does no good to belabor California's regulatory environment.
"Unfortunately, we can't avoid it. We have to deal with it," he said. Speaker focuses on job creation
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Good article you might like......Julie
I’m sorry. Germany is right up there with us and Japan.
And how is that working out for your state?
It can be implemented quicker and free of Washington gridlock because it doesnt 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."............ Source
That would be a great ticket against BO!
Two years ago I had to make a choice, I had 8 employees that I love like they are part of my family. I know their kids, their wives and husbands. My choice was to fire 3 of them or cut them all down to 32 hours a week. My customers were hurting and cutting back on the services I supply and I had no option but to hurt my employees. I hated it, I knew what I was doing to them and I was risking my business because I was scared to death they would leave me. Out of my pocket each month I fed my employees once a week and then once a month I threw a birthday party for someone associated with my business that I invited all my employees family member to. I bought gift card to movies, tickets to Rangers games, and other things for my employees hurting my family to keep my employees. To keep customers I had to go out and do work for free knowing that they were in the same boat I was in. I don't think I slept through the night at all for a year.
My Governor understood that, he reduced taxes and then went out and worked to bring new businesses to Texas. People call it "Crony Capitalism" because he went out and gave businesses hope and incentives to move to Texas where they came and boomed, I call it working for his state. Six months ago my employees went back to full-time and now I am training two new hires because although my employees can use all the over-time I am paying them, they need a break.
That is why I support Rick Perry, because he doesn't just say that Government succeeds when I succeed, he proves it.
Rick Perry: “Make rest of America more like Texas”
You cannot bring in millions of illegals to give Texas businesses a cheap labor advantage and have this population live there year after year after year without the pressure building up inexorably to legalize them. Perry is already on record favoring legalization.
Perry and the power structure are gaining a short-term economic high but in the long run what they are doing is to make Texas more like California (California, rest in peace).
Very few n00bs have so many posts, all decorated with graphics to boot to show for a mere 3 days as a member.
Smells a little.
Haven’t we heard this warmed over regurgitated pablum before every election since Jimmy Carter?
A stark contrast to the unfulfilled promises of Barack Buttstain Obama.
“No one has any objection to doofus perry doing what ever he wishes in texas, just as long as he keeps it in texas. The rest of the country is not buying the bilge.”
That’s right. Why would the rest of the country want to have a booming economy like Texas.
Your so smart. (sarc)
Get lost clown. You are not here to discuss the thread. Beat it.
Can you read the transcript or watch the speech and then comment. You are a flame thrower. Either read the transcript, watch the speech or get lost.
Not LIKE THIS we haven’t.
AND not from someone with a record like Gov. Perry.
I am training new hires and we are building a new 1 Million dollar facility.
Construction is underway, and that is employing lots of workers.
Get lost dumbass.
Well the jobs won’t do much good if they’re all going to illegal immigrants, will they?
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 McDonalds 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 Texass success? Rick Perry isnt shy about his answer. Its all about four points, he told me. First, dont 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 dont 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 wouldnt 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, Perrys 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.
Yeah, we always hire illegal immigrant engineers.
If you think Perry is responsible for the border your are either stupid, uninformed or using liberal tactics to promote Herman Cain and keep others from seeing any news on Perry, which is beneath Cain.
What is the secret of Texass success? Rick Perry isnt shy about his answer. Its all about four points, he told me. First, dont 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 dont paralyze employers who are trying to create real wealth.
I watched this speech and it was awesome. My eyes welled up. I called my brother and parents, both leaning Romney and told them to watch it.
Fine by me, if you want to chose failure over success. The Texas model works. Period.
The best predictor of future behavior is past behavior. Look at Perry’s energy and jobs record over the past 10 years and you know what he will do for America.
Booming, lol, tracks the rest of the country within 1%, and that is with billions of dollars of welfare money move to texas from New Orleans, and the extra billions spend on military bases in texas due to the war. When the war winds down billions of dollars flowing to texas will just disappear. Then you and your massive debt and illegals will have a major problem.
Perry has of the current field the best record of experience in governance and service to his country.
We should not use MSM standards to judge Rick Perry. Its exactly what the left wants to happen. Yes he has conservative shortcomings in several areas of his record, on immigration policy for example, but he stands head and shoulders above all of them on governance experience and service to the nation and his sins are minor compared to Romneys.
We shouldnt elect a TV personna this time,besides, he often carries a Ruger .380 auto when he jogs, that alone earns my vote, LOL.
This says it all, Perry will beat the ass off Obama if he secures the nomination,he has nailed him before directly and has the balls to take Obama on face to face as a matter of official duty, unlike any of the other candidates:
Perry is a good man, the best of the field:
C-130 Rick Perry: He Flew The World Before Politics
By Sarah Kleiner Varble
Rank: Retired as a captain
Crew job: C-130 aircraft commander
Served in the Air Force: 1972 to 1977
Dyess AFB tour: March 4, 1974, to Feb. 28, 1977
His story:Way back before he was governor of Texas, Rick Perry had two choices as a young member of the Air Force.
He could either follow his dream and work toward becoming an instructor pilot in the sleek T-38, or he could fly the hulking C-130, planes that affectionately were referred to as trash haulers by Perry and his cohorts.
There was no telling what you were going to haul around on any given day, from high value cargo like human beings to the colonels kitty litter, Perry told the Reporter-News in a recent phone interview.
He wanted to fly T-38s, but not badly enough to move to Selma, Ala., where he would have been assigned. So, Perry chose to stay in Texas and fly the C-130.
In 1974, he moved to Dyess Air Force Base, about 55 miles from his hometown of Haskell, and began a career that took him all over the world and shaped his political future.
It was one of the great adventures of my life, Perry said. I had a fairly pedestrian life until I was 23 years old.
Perry could count on one hand the number of trips he had taken out of his home state by the time he graduated from Texas A&M University, but everything changed when he joined the Air Force.
Flying C-130s, Perry lived in Germany and Saudi Arabia. He flew in Central and South America, North Africa and all over Europe.
I saw all of these different types of governments and I made the connections to how the people acted and looked, and it became abundantly clear to me that, at that particular point in time, that America was this very unique place and that our form of democracy was very rare, Perry said. ... That was the greatest gift I received from my years of being in the military, and they really shaped my outlook on the rest of my life.
Perry retired from the Air Force in 1977 but not without one last adventure.
As his final days approached, Perry was assigned to a mission to haul trash to Bermuda with a relatively inexperienced crew.
Im sure the young guys stayed up a little longer than the older guy, which would be me at 26 years old, Perry said, and they fell asleep on the way back to Abilene.
About the time the plane reached Atlanta, a fire light for the No. 3 engine flashed once. And then it flashed again.
Perry poked his co-pilot as the light reappeared and held steady on red.
Using the headset, he asked the loadmaster to take a look at the engine from the window and about that time, the engine exploded and blew a tail pipe off the plane.
He started screaming that we were on fire and that we were all going to die, Perry said. The aircraft operated as advertised and flies amazingly well on three engines.
Perry and his crew were stuck at Pope Air Force Base while awaiting a new engine. With three days left in his enlistment, Perry called the command post at Dyess and informed them that they would have to send a new pilot along with the engine if they didnt hurry.
I said, In three days, Im not Captain Perry anymore, Im Mr. Perry, and Im going home, Perry said.
The engine arrived and the plane returned to Dyess in time for Perry to retire Feb. 28, as planned.
He went on to be elected to the state House of Representatives, agriculture commissioner, lieutenant governor and, finally, governor of Texas.