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.
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