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Perry: Unlike Romney, I Don't Have a Problem Telling the Truth
Fox News Sunday ^ | October 30, 2011 | Gov Perry interviews by Chris Wallace

Posted on 10/30/2011 8:09:51 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

He acknowledges not being the best debater, but Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry says he has something that his top rival, Mitt Romney, doesn't -- consistency.

Appearing on "Fox News Sunday," the Texas governor said Romney has been on both sides of the issues of gun control, abortion and gay rights, among other topics. While that leaves people guessing about how Romney would run the country, Perry said his record as a "consistent conservative" is a reliable marker of how he'd govern.

......Perry said according to his plan, the highest income earners will like get the biggest break -- because they'll opt for the flat tax -- but they can take that money and pump it back into the economy to create jobs and invest.

"This plan is about getting people back to work, putting the confidence back in the American entrepreneur (who) know the regulations are not going to be there," he said.

"I don't want more revenue in Washington, D.C.'s hands. I want more revenue in the private sector, job creators' hands, and American citizens out there. I guarantee you, they'll make better decisions about how to spend that money than Washington, D.C.," Perry said.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; US: Georgia; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: amnesty; conservatism; cultofstperry; economy; heartless; jobs; liars4rick; massachusetts; mittromney; perry; perry2012; perryastroturfing; rickperry; romneyperry2012; texas; truehewantsamnesty
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If you can, try to see a rerun of the interview. The Romney question was near the end of a half-hour discussion about policy.

Also: Oct 28, 2011 C-Span: Perry Interview with NH Union Leader (Education, Balanced Budget, debates, border, etc) Over an hour of discussion - a normal conversation - not "gotcha" or high-octane, political talking points.

economy
education
balanced budget
drilling
regulations
debates
Romney Care
in-state tuition
HPV shot
border security
Barack Obama
Federal mandates
no pandering for votes
terrorists using U.S. Mexican border
immigration reform
no Fed Dream Act or amnesty
AZ law
work-visa program
examine what our national work force needs are
jobs in Texas - full picture
free-trade
manufacturing in China vs U.S.
wages hurt by the cost of doing business - onerous regulations
Texas right to work state but he's always been endorsed by Teamsters Union (jobs)
multi-national companies (U.S.)
jobs, spending, taxes, regulations
trade laws and tariffs
subsides and tax credits
energy and market place
taxes and lobbyists
Marcus Luttrell
family decision re presidential run
Parade interview "birther" "news"
Afghanistan -- special ops war, troops, Obama policy, war on terror, more funding for technology and R&D
Foreign policy dependent on our economic strength
debating Obama
campaign commitment in NH
review candidates' track record
roughness of campaign -- in to win -- facts can be hard-hitting
Social Security, jobs, national security, being truthful
discusses education, EPA, Energy, HHS
states rights
state transportation infrastructure
ObamaCare, medicare, medicaid, healthcare
Tom Cobrun, Bobby Jindal, Paul Ryan
health care insurance - state by state
health care in Texas, access, tort reform
judges, Supreme Court, federal courts
baseball

1 posted on 10/30/2011 8:09:55 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: All; shield
The Perry Economic Plan: Cut, Balance and Grow

The Perry Plan: Energizing American Jobs and Security


2 posted on 10/30/2011 8:11:03 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
He gave a very, very strong performance. He was really impressive and it just makes his awkwardness in the debates all the more puzzling. He sat there and took all the questions Wallace could throw at him with aplomb and handled them well, when he gives a speech, he doesn't show any nervousness nor does he appear to be, in either case, grasping for answers.

There is just something about having all of the other folks on the stage that throws him off. I hope he can get his campaign back on track. We certainly need him.
3 posted on 10/30/2011 8:17:58 AM PDT by Sudetenland (There can be no freedom without God--What man gives, man can take away.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; RoosterRedux; jonrick46; deepbluesea; RockinRight; TexMom7; potlatch; ...
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4 posted on 10/30/2011 8:18:26 AM 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: Cincinatus' Wife; All

The Union-Leader interview on C-SPAN is outstanding.

The Fox News Sunday podcast should appear here later today. You can choose the audio only or video version and watch it on your iPad. http://feeds.feedburner.com/foxnews/podcasts/FoxNewsSundayVideo

Joe


5 posted on 10/30/2011 8:18:56 AM PDT by bullypulpit (Developer of http://rickperryreport.com/)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

One thing about Romney that really bothers me is that he’s been running for President for YEARS.


6 posted on 10/30/2011 8:20:53 AM PDT by ChocChipCookie
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Who is this Rick Perry person?


7 posted on 10/30/2011 8:21:43 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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8 posted on 10/30/2011 8:21:52 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Sudetenland

If you look at Perry speaking with groups or one-on-one he is exceptional. The debates are just not his thing. But he will keep doing them.

We are not electing a debater-in-chief, we are electing someone that can fix things. He fits that bill.


9 posted on 10/30/2011 8:21:52 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Yes, I thought overall he did pretty well. BTW, what is with Chris Wallace’s constant start of his next questions with “But Governor...” Seems he felt it necessary to argue with everything Perry said, and from a typical nanny government mentality point of view.


10 posted on 10/30/2011 8:23:00 AM PDT by mtrott
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To: Sudetenland

Superb comments..you absolutely nailed it..


11 posted on 10/30/2011 8:23:57 AM PDT by ken5050 (Cain/Gingrich 2012!!! because sharing a couch with Pelosi is NOT the same as sharing a bed with her)
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To: central_va

An also ran candidate.


12 posted on 10/30/2011 8:24:45 AM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: central_va

He’s the guy who, when most people who aren’t political junkies first see, reminds them of George W. Bush.


13 posted on 10/30/2011 8:25:25 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Great job by Perry.

He has one little gem of a comment, I wish he'd use even more..Everyone talks about "spendign cuts"..Perry sates it as "he doesn't want to give washington ANY MORE MONEY." I think that's a superb way of stating the problem..tand one that Americans can relate to...like a partent cutting off/reducing a kid's allowance..

14 posted on 10/30/2011 8:26:25 AM PDT by ken5050 (Cain/Gingrich 2012!!! because sharing a couch with Pelosi is NOT the same as sharing a bed with her)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Perry did excellent. Perhaps he just has a problem with the multiple person debates, and he will improve when the field is cut.


15 posted on 10/30/2011 8:26:37 AM PDT by independent in tx
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To: Sudetenland

Agree, Sudetenland. Rick had a strong performance and looked and acted presidential. Love his responses to lib Wallace’s class warfare questions.


16 posted on 10/30/2011 8:27:14 AM PDT by Mountain Mary ( A Flat Tax like the one proposed by Perry would unleash years of economic growth. El Rushbo.)
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To: ChocChipCookie

Yep, Mitt has done nothing but run for president for the last 6 or 7 years. Thats troubling to me.

I hope Perry can get his momentum back. I’m not voting for a debating society captain, I am voting for a president. I think Perry has real leadership qualities. Obama and Romney, on the other hand, are both master debaters.


17 posted on 10/30/2011 8:28:44 AM PDT by Astronaut
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To: isthisnickcool

I agree, but he does need to be much much better in that environment or I do not feel comfortable sending him into the fall campaign season against Obama and the media. He simply has to make vast improvement in his debating and off-the cuff responses or he is going to get crushed.

I would love for Perry to be the nominee, but he has to perform much better than what we have seen. That is why his numbers fell into the single digits.


18 posted on 10/30/2011 8:33:30 AM PDT by ilgipper (Everything you get from the government was taken from someone else)
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To: bigbob
He’s the guy who, when most people who aren’t political junkies first see, reminds them of George W. Bush.

You mean the same as Cain reminds some people of Barack Obama?

19 posted on 10/30/2011 8:35:10 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: bigbob
He’s the guy who, when most people who aren’t political junkies first see, reminds them of George W. Bush.

You mean the same as Cain reminds some people of Barack Obama?

20 posted on 10/30/2011 8:35:37 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: lonestar

You mean the same as Cain reminds some people of Barack Obama?

That’s funny. Cain looks like a man. Obama looks more like a teenage girl.


21 posted on 10/30/2011 9:00:18 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: lonestar

I’ve never heard anyone but YOU just now make that claim. I have heard many call Perry “Bush 3”


22 posted on 10/30/2011 9:04:24 AM PDT by packrat35 (America is rapidly becoming a police state that East Germany could be proud of!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I too am grateful for Perry’s honesty, and his loyalty and openness to his dangerously stupid ideas on illegal immigration.

Very Walter Mondale like.


23 posted on 10/30/2011 9:06:59 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Overproduction, one of the top five worries of the American Farmer each and every year..)
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To: packrat35; lonestar; bigbob

“lonestar’s” comment pointed out with laser like accuracy the completely stupidity and irrelevance of “bigbob’s” comparison.


24 posted on 10/30/2011 9:07:07 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Sudetenland
He was really impressive and it just makes his awkwardness in the debates all the more puzzling

I think that the one minute given to explain anything is just too short for Perry. Perry is extremely intelligent but if you look closely it take a few precious seconds for his thought process to get started and then the time is up so he speeds and makes mistakes. And when it kicks in, he is right on. These gotcha interviews are pure crap. No doubt Perry is the best for President and, irregardless what anyone thinks, Newt is a giant on Constitution.

25 posted on 10/30/2011 9:24:35 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: independent in tx; Cincinatus' Wife

Perry doesn’t like confrontation with people he doesn’t consider the opposition. Note his preference for positive statements and against accusations. He opposed Romney in the last two debates, but has avoided atttacks most of the time.


26 posted on 10/30/2011 9:24:35 AM PDT by hocndoc (WingRight.org Have mustard seed: Will use. Cut spending, cut spending, cut spending, now,now,now!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Let's see Rick tell the truth about:

Pushing and funding TTC and violating individual property rights

Writing an executive order to implement Gardasil innoculations forcing Texas parents to "opt out" instead of requesting to opt in.

Fraud, Waste and Abuse of his very own state provided slush ETF/TEF funds for job development

Allowing sanctuary cities to remain in place

Bad agri-business loans as Ag commissioner

Engaging in highly speculative "green energy" projects

Just to name a few...Come on Rick, be a Christian man that you claim to be and 'fess up.

27 posted on 10/30/2011 9:26:58 AM PDT by TADSLOS (Rick Perry engages in corporate welfare via Texas TEF/ETF)
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To: TADSLOS

You’re making the accusations.

Make your case instead of ticking of opposition talking points.


28 posted on 10/30/2011 9:29:47 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Great interview. Be prepared for the anti-Perry trolls posting their Dem talking point lists ! Slush fund! Illegal! Superhighway! lol !


29 posted on 10/30/2011 9:29:55 AM PDT by magritte
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Facts are facts. I’m not in the 24/7 paid shill business like you with pre-constructed talking point SPAM to spew. Will Perry man up and be truthful on his record or just weasel his way around using operatives to attempt to cover his tracks? Will Rick ever justify his ham fisted, crony filled big government actions, or just hope and pray no one will take notice by offering up populist schemes for the masses?


30 posted on 10/30/2011 9:40:16 AM PDT by TADSLOS (Rick Perry engages in corporate welfare via Texas TEF/ETF)
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To: magritte

What did you like best about the interview?


31 posted on 10/30/2011 9:40:16 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Rick Perry did great in the interview with Chris Wallace. There really is NO other candidate imo that would be the best for America.


32 posted on 10/30/2011 10:08:14 AM PDT by Katarina (Rick Perry the Best man for President ! NEVER Romney! And no thank you Cain.)
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To: central_va
The answer to your, question, a person headed for the bottom position in the polls. Mr. Illegal hugger himself, Rick “cat whipped” Perry.
33 posted on 10/30/2011 10:08:29 AM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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To: TADSLOS

Don’t forget that you’re covering a man who has been in office for 11 years of leadership; leadership that has resulted in reelection 3 times and more jobs than the rest of the Nation since 2006.
http://www.rickperry.org/news/bloomberg-confirms-governor-perry-is-americas-jobs-governor/

Representative Wayne Christian explains the TTC
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2772684/posts

On Gardasil, the Legislature passed the opt out in 2005, the Governor made it easier by putting the application online in 2007 with his Executive Order.
More about Gardasil:
http://wingright.org/tag/gardasil/

What “Fraud, Waste and Abuse” in the TEF? Do you have specific proof rather than emotionally weighted words?

Our Governor doesn’t have power over local city councils and police chiefs and sheriffs. He did put the sanctuary cities on the emergency agenda for our 4 month 2011 82 Legislature and then added it to the restricted agenda of the 30 day Special Session. Even the libs said he “twisted arms” to get it passed. Our Legislature declined.

The Agricultural Commissioner’s job is to promote agriculture, including high risk start ups.

Those “green” projects were the result of benchmarks mandated by the Feds and EPA and pro-active against what appeared to be the imminent passage of “Cap and Trade.” In the meantime, Texas has not stunted the traditional energy industry (unlike others) and has limited the Fed’s job- and industry- killing regulations.

http://www.gbb.org/news/texas-completes-1-billion-wind-energy-complex/

Even the EPA has had to admit that Texas has been successful:
http://www.epa.gov/statelocalclimate/state/state-examples/case-studies.html#tx


34 posted on 10/30/2011 10:52:40 AM PDT by hocndoc (WingRight.org Have mustard seed: Will use. Cut spending, cut spending, cut spending, now,now,now!)
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To: ken5050

Agreed, “Taxed Enough Already!”


35 posted on 10/30/2011 10:56:40 AM PDT by hocndoc (WingRight.org Have mustard seed: Will use. Cut spending, cut spending, cut spending, now,now,now!)
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To: ChocChipCookie; Cincinatus' Wife
One thing about Romney that really bothers me is that he’s been running for President for YEARS.

So has Herman Cain. :)

36 posted on 10/30/2011 11:01:46 AM PDT by smoothsailing (FUMR-FUBO)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Spoke with many 20-30 year olds last night. A lot of them like Cain, but when I pressed as to why the common sentiment appeared to be because he's a black Republican. I suspect many now favoring Cain do so for the reason many supported Obama - white guilt. When I inquired about policy these younger voters didn't know 999 from 911! I sense that a broad avenue of opportunity is open for Rick Perry to drive right on up and through. Note the wide array of issues he's speaking out on, and he is being specific - no 'catchy soundbites', just straight talk from a straight shooter!

Aside: My fifth trip to Texas (previously visited San Antonio, Houston; Ft Worth) Dallas by far has more pretty gals than any place I've ever been, with the exceptions of Ireland and France.

37 posted on 10/30/2011 11:02:12 AM PDT by jla (Who says Perry's a conservative? - Rush, Inhofe, Levin, Palin, Blackwell & Sowell do.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Oh, I see that Paul Ryan has spoken very favorably of Rick Perry's tax/econ proposals.

Cut, Balance, & Grow!

38 posted on 10/30/2011 11:05:34 AM PDT by jla (Who says Perry's a conservative? - Rush, Inhofe, Levin, Palin, Blackwell & Sowell do.)
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To: org.whodat

“The answer to your, question, a person headed for the bottom position in the polls. Mr. Illegal hugger himself, Rick “cat whipped” Perry. “

Yea, pretty much sums it up. Perry’s had a DECADE to figure out what illegal immigration is doing to Texas and he STILL sides with the Illegals.

We don’t have another decade. If we have another Amnesty (which Perry must support...since he STILL supports the Texas Dream Act), we’ll simply flip camps like California did and become a SOLID Democrat state. As it is now, we’re only about 55/45 Republican.

Thankfully the Republican base knows that and while the two or three multiple-identity people here can gush back and forth praising Perry on their various computer banks...the rest of the Republican Party has (thankfully) already written off Perry.


39 posted on 10/30/2011 11:10:09 AM PDT by BobL (A vote for Perry is a vote for Romney)
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To: lonestar

You guys in a Texas bubble—and I’m starting to think that includes your guv—don’t seem to understand how things appear outside of your state.


40 posted on 10/30/2011 11:13:22 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

How so? Perry reminds me of all the bad traits in Bush? In fact, he is so much like him that I can see the comparison myself.


41 posted on 10/30/2011 11:31:36 AM PDT by packrat35 (America is rapidly becoming a police state that East Germany could be proud of!)
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To: freedomfiter2
"You mean the same as Cain reminds some people of Barack Obama?"

That's a new one!

I think Freud would call that "projection."

42 posted on 10/30/2011 12:26:44 PM PDT by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro)
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To: packrat35

Perry is an attractive candidate in many ways, but he definitely looks like a Bush clone. Anyone who denies that is deluded or dishonest — and that does not serve the Cause.


43 posted on 10/30/2011 12:32:22 PM PDT by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Perry waffles far less than Romney. That deserves a Captain Obvious award.


44 posted on 10/30/2011 12:32:56 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (ya don't tug on Supermans cape/ya don't spit into the wind...and ya don't speak well of Mitt to Jim!)
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To: UnwashedPeasant

Cain, in a way, is the Republican answer to Obama. Cain comes in with a clean political slate, in fact even cleaner than Obama’s was, because Cain has never been a politician. Cain saw Obama’s race card, and even tells Obama he isn’t doing black the right way (he isn’t a “strong black man.”) Ouch! (But it’s true — Obama might as well be a foreigner. Cain knows what it is to be from a family that knew chattel slavery and Jim Crow, and which transcended those unfair handicaps.) Cain has his own charm — he is not a bullshit artist like Obama, but he is very warm and personable. He probably doesn’t care a lot for Styrofoam pillars, but he has his own pillars of character.


45 posted on 10/30/2011 12:39:44 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (ya don't tug on Supermans cape/ya don't spit into the wind...and ya don't speak well of Mitt to Jim!)
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To: 9YearLurker
You guys in a Texas bubble—and I’m starting to think that includes your guv—don’t seem to understand how things appear outside of your state

We're getting along better than the people who try to tell us how to run our state!.

We don't need any advice...especially from north of the Mason-Dixson!

Do you have a clue how Michigan, MN, CA, NY, PA...to name a few...look from INSIDE our state!

46 posted on 10/30/2011 1:34:04 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
"I don't want more revenue in Washington, D.C.'s hands. I want more revenue in the private sector, job creators' hands, and American citizens out there. I guarantee you, they'll make better decisions about how to spend that money than Washington, D.C.," Perry said.

Interesting, this the same Rick Perry that wanted to take 500,000 acres from Texans so that a Spanish company could build a superhighway from Mexico to Oklahoma.
47 posted on 10/30/2011 1:43:50 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I liked “if you want a great debater, look at the guy in the White House.” Also, he was strong on his policy points. Perry does a great retail job, let’s hope for more.


48 posted on 10/30/2011 5:00:58 PM PDT by magritte
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To: af_vet_rr

No, he wanted to build a superhighway through Texas and had a plan to do it without raising taxes. I thought it was a great idea. I am sorry it is not happening. How much eminent domain land was taken from Texans to build the various interstate highways already in the state? The things I am pretty sure about are that I-35 will eventually be replaced, somebody will build the replacement and eminent domain will be used to whatever degree needed to do it. I just hope that the next plan for the I-35 replacement does not raise the taxes in Texas a lot. As for the Spanish company thing, I couldn’t care less who built it. Cintas built the 130 road in the Austin area and it is a very nice road that I use. Do you suppose they will roll it up someday and take it back to Spain with them?


49 posted on 10/30/2011 5:20:23 PM PDT by jospehm20
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To: af_vet_rr; hocndoc

From Hocndoc’s posted link above:

{the truth}

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2772684/posts

“Much has been criticized of Governor Perry’s initial support for the Trans-Texas Corridor (TTC). As President of the Conservative Coalition of the Texas Legislature, I was deeply involved in that entire process. My rural district was directly in the path of the TTC and the project was largely viewed by my constituents as an abuse of the governmental power of eminent domain.

Truth is, the TTC started as a expansion on the I-35 corridor. The plan was added to legislation by the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) as a new “branch” of highway that ran from south Texas to the north right through my district. TXDOT presented facts that upon the completion of the Panama Canal expansion many of the trading freighters, which currently only serve the West Coast, would be able to bring their cargo to Texas ports.

It was anticipated that this would place a tremendous burden on the current highway system as it heads north. However, the flawed TXDOT presentation of the plan and threats to private land ownership were not handled well. Citizens throughout Texas were insulted by the methods of potential property seizure, foreign control of Texas properties and other abuses.

It was wrong, and when presented with the will of Texas citizens, Governor Perry put a stop to it.

While driving my daughter back to begin a new semester at Baylor University, I received a call from the Governor’s office requesting that I invite a group of my fellow Texas Conservative Coalition legislators to his office to meet with him and TXDOT leadership. The following week several of us met with Governor Perry and the TXDOT Commissioner and Executive Director to share the frustration and opposition of our constituents across the state to the TTC.

After a lengthy meeting, Governor Perry did something that has made me respect him as I have no other leader which I have observed or served alongside. He sat back in his chair, gave our arguments thought and said, “Tell your constituents you talked to the Governor, and the Trans-Texas Corridor is no more.”

To this day, the handful of legislators in attendance at that meeting have respected Rick Perry–a man who was confident, honest, and exhibited absolute integrity to his citizens. He often does not receive the proper recognition and credit he deserves for his decisive response to the will of Texas citizens against the TTC. When presented with their objections and opposition, he brought a halt to the ill-conceived TTC.

This is in stark contrast to our current President who sees the destructive results of his policies and has no intention of admitting fault or changing course, but instead blames everyone else for his errors in judgment.

From his action to end the TTC to his signature on legislation to protect the rights of coastal property owners struggling to recover and rebuild in the aftermath of a hurricane, Rick Perry has responded to Texan landowners’ concerns about private property rights. I was one of those 125 landowners who faced a loss of property to be determined by a governmental agency’s assessment of where grass grew before and after a hurricane.

I applauded Governor Perry as he stood with the Texas House and Senate (and eventually the Texas Supreme Court) against some very vocal opposition to sign into law Rep. Hamilton’s bill preventing a potential land grab by the state. In this past session, Governor Perry declared eminent domain reform legislation an emergency item and saw it all the way through the legislative process until he signed it into law, strengthening the rights and protections of private property owners across Texas.

If ever there was a day we needed a leader in this country who does not place his pride and ego ahead of what is proven to be the will of the people and in their best interest…this is the day. A real leader who puts what is best for his citizens ahead of personal pride and opinions is what America needs.”


50 posted on 10/30/2011 5:29:00 PM PDT by TexMom7
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