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.
Sections: [ Policy Recommendations with each section]
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