Skip to comments.Perry's Jobs Plan: Drill, Baby, Drill
Posted on 10/17/2011 5:32:01 PM PDT by Kaslin
Election '12: A governor of an energy-rich state would use the "energy of the past" to create the jobs of the present rather than placing bets on solar panels and tilting at windmills.
During the GOP presidential debates, Gov. Rick Perry was criticized for taking all the credit for Texas' job-creation record since he was not responsible for the oil and gas in the ground that created many of those jobs.
True enough. But like Sarah Palin, the governor of another energy-rich state, he did foster a business-friendly climate as free from NIMBY regulations as possible, making the extraction of that energy a reality. He has fought the good fight against an Environmental Protection Agency that is at war with Texas an EPA determined to shut down domestic fossil fuel production.
On Friday, Perry stood on a giant dock at a U.S. Steel plant in West Mifflin, Pa., to announce his plan to create an estimated 1.2 million jobs by freeing America's energy producers of burdensome federal regulations and reopening federal land and offshore water to energy exploration and production.
The Obama administration says it's already doing this, even after EPA regulations such as its cross-state pollution rule threatens to eviscerate energy production from coal. And after Obama's de facto moratorium on oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico through a glacial permitting process. Plus, outright bans remain elsewhere, including ANWR.
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Just a point someone should send to the author, or Perry, as necessary: it would require Congressional action to drill in ANWAR as there is law in place forbidding it. I cannot tell from the poorly structured article if those are Perry’s or the author’s words.
The road map to prosperity: Drill, baby, drill! Mine, baby, mine! Cut, baby, cut!!
Which of the Republican candidates are AGAINST opening up lands for more exploration and production of domestic energy?
How does this make Perry any different from the other candidates?
I read Perry’s speech, he DID explicitly acknowledge that drilling ANWAR will require congressional authorization.
Not a Perry fan, but maybe this will prompt a global warming discussion tomorrow and we can see where everyone stands.
“Perry’s Jobs Plan: Drill, Baby, Drill”
Good plan, but I’d rather give those jobs to LEGAL Americans.
There, fixed it.
That’s good, at least. It’s possibly too late to help him much, but pushing a good idea doesn’t hurt the dialog.
There is a reason why the State of Texas has provided 40% of all the new jobs created in the USA lately......DRILL BABY DRILL! (Not to mention a strong vote of thanks to their Governor over the last 11 years.)
Mitt Romney: No apologies on climate change stance
Until now, Romney has had a relatively easy time in dealing with the politics of climate change, in no small part because conservatives have been busy pummeling his record in Massachusetts on health care.
And when global warming did come up, the right was preoccupied with former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who has repeatedly apologized over his past support for carbon caps and now calls it a “clunker” in his record, and Newt Gingrich, the former House speaker who three years ago cut a TV commercial with Nancy Pelosi where they pledge to work together on the climate issue.
Romney’s critics got their opening last Friday when he responded to a climate question during a town hall meeting in Manchester, N.H.
“I don’t speak for the scientific community, of course, but I believe the world is getting warmer, and I believe that humans have contributed to that,” Romney said. “I can’t prove that, but I believe based on what I read that the world is getting warmer.
“No. 2, I believe that humans contribute to that,” he continued. “I don’t know how much our contribution is to that, because I know there’s been periods of greater heat and warmth than in the past, but I believe we contribute to that. And so I think it’s important for us to reduce our emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases that may well be significant contributors to the climate change and global warming that you’re seeing.”
By acknowledging global warming is occurring, Romney falls roughly into the same camp as Jon Huntsman, the former Utah governor who recently told Time magazine he’s concerned about the issue but would no longer support his state’s participation in a regional cap-and-trade program because of the rough economy.
In Massachusetts, Romney also took the opening steps toward joining a cap-and-trade compact for power plants now known as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. As John McCain’s campaign pointed out during their bitter 2008 GOP nomination battle, Romney had even called cap and trade “good for business.”
But to the chagrin of greens, Romney pulled out of RGGI in late 2005 just before it got off the ground, citing a lack of economic safeguards. Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick brought the state back to RGGI in 2007.
Conservatives trying to digest Romney’s evolving views on climate change are not very pleased with what they’ve heard over the years.
“All that does is tell me he’s the wrong guy for the presidency, anyone who’d change his philosophy in accordance with where the votes are,” Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), one of the leading climate skeptics in Congress, told POLITICO.
“Remind me again: Why is this guy considered the front-runner for the Republican nomination?” blogger Doug Brady wrote Friday on the site Conservatives4Palin after Romney’s remarks in New Hampshire. “I may be going out on a limb here, but shouldnt the Republican candidate oppose Democrat positions? Or am I living in the past and hopelessly naïve?
Why can’t he make his own slogan. he has to steal it from a true conservative Sarah Palin. Typical liberal. He can’t even come up with his own work.
Yep, I know where Romney stands and I know where Perry stands. Let’s see what everyone else is willing to say to the MSN with a national audience.
Aside from Huntsman, drilling appears to be a central plank of all the candidate’s economic plans.
Perry is only down 10 points under all the hype over the past 3 weeks. But he is far from done. He is at his best when he is down. He knows how to connect with people, much like Reagan did.
The debates rule the first few months of the election season, but the red meat of the race has not yet begun.
That is why I would not be so quick to count him out. The man is very well funded and has an exceptionally strong political/election history.
Jobs, jobs, jobs. Thanks Kaslin.
“Why cant he make his own slogan. he has to steal it from a true conservative Sarah Palin. Typical liberal. He cant even come up with his own work.”
It was only the author of the IBD editorial trying to revive that useless slogan - not Perry. I think even Perry understood how uncool that chant sounded at the convention.
Because he is campaigning on it. Most of the candidates will do similar things. Half of them suggested getting rid of the EPA, or at least taking it down. Do we not give them credit because others would do it too?
Actually, this is his slogan:
Make what Americans buy. Buy what Americans make. And sell it to the world.
Its not his slogan, but it is typical of liberals to already “know” something before they read on it.
I am on a drilling pad right now as I type. We just TD’d a monster, among a combined multiple well pad, with 5 more to go before we move to another pad.
So, to answer your question, I do have a very good idea of how many wells that have been drilled over the last two years. You can say that I have drilled at least 25 of them during that time.
it is typical of liberals to already know
You got that right. Perry could not be more liberal if he tried. I don’t know who is worse Obama, Romney or Perry....actually they are even for that title. They are in a close three way race.
He will, however, have difficulty in reaching out to the “heartless,” that is, those who vote in the primaries.
Perry could not be more liberal if he tried.
Actually, P-F said 40% of the new jobs, not wells. Companies like Tenaris and Dril-Quip are doing a good amount of hiring down in Houston, from what I have seen, in the deepwater market. That equipment goes all over the country, so things Texans make go to other states for operations. But on a bigger point, P-F did not limit the jobs created to just oil patch, as you tried to twist it to. Texas has a very strong Accounting Center in Dallas, two financial centers in Dallas and San Antonio, and the deepwater drilling capital of the world in Houston. Part of the reason for this is the friendly business climate, like right to work status. There is a reason Toyota came here to build an assembly plant.
BTW, are you a member of a union? Your posts have a distinct union apologist tone to them.
La Raza Rick Perry trying to associate himself with Palin by using her slogan. Pathetic.
Just keep digging yourself deeper.
Been there ... done that ... don't want to do it again.
Service jobs and technological advancements in the Oil industry are being centered in Texas. The company I work for, was born and bred in the great state of Texas.
Jealousy, is a hard thing to live down for some, it seems.
Why? My candidate is winning. Jealousy is not a good attribute.
Moron not reading the article and thus not knowing that Perry did not say that because it would go against his template. Pathetic
Dude's in the pocket of the United Federation of American Dentists!
Thats fine, your candidate is good (if you are talking about Cain). But you just showed on this thread that you lack the ability to read or are just plain lazy, then tried to twist it around into something else. You ran with something that was not true because you thought you could get quick brownie points. But all you did was show your own stupidity.
Where did you hear about the UFAD? Its supposed to be a secret.
Here's a report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas that describes the problems Texas will face in coming years. In 1980 there were approximately three Anglos for every Hispanic in Texas. By 2020 Hispanics will be the majority. By 2040 70% of children under 5 in Texas will be Hispanic. Texas, like Perry, will be toast:
Thanks. I work in a non-operational role for a E&P company that has offices in Dallas and Houston. And people dont realize that we have accountants, IT personnel, clerks and everything like that on our payroll. And most people probably dont know that most drillers have to hire service companies for equipment and specialized labor, with a good amount being created in Texas.
If you dont mind my asking, are you land based, water based or both? I dont have much experience with land operations.
I realize Perry people arent the smartest people on the planet so I will type this real slowly just for you.
For your edification:
Perrys campaign is a train wreck. And as such his campaign has to try to win back much of the support he lost by running his mouth and alienating the conservative base. Using Palins slogan was a transparent attempt to do just that.
The USA exports close to 40% of it's current production because the oil contains a high Sulfur content that does not meet EPA standards for refining. The same goes for the Canadian oil.
The Alberta Sands crude is very low grade with an extremely high Sulfur ratio. This is the primary reason a pipeline has been proposed to send it to the Gulf of Mexico for year around shipping capability.
And you might also do some research to educate yourself in regards to the North Dakota field. It is not the “Bakken Field” like you stated. It is known as the “Williston Basin” and the target formation that contains the oil being produced there is called the Bakken, which is part of a shale/silt stone conglomerate including the Three Forks/Rierdon factions.
“Time is on Perry’s side.”
Yes, but intelligence isn’t.
Dude! Here is 10 bucks, go buy yourself some class.
” La Raza Rick Perry...”
Maybe you’ll like “ Affirmative Action Tax Plan “ Cain better.
ABC World News Tonight, Monday October 17, 2011,
Jonathan Karl reporting:
” In another unconventional move for a Republican,
Cain’s aides tell me he’s going to make a direct appeal
for African American votes, unveiling a plan later
this week to help inner city poor.
A plan , I am told , that will include tax rates even lower
than 9 9 9. “
Apparently, if you have the right skin color ,
your tax rate under Cain
will be less than 9-9-9.
I don’t think even Jesse Jackson would go this far.