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Statement by Gov. Rick Perry on the Supercommittee
Rick Perry for President ^ | 21st November, 2011 | Governor Rick Perry

Posted on 11/26/2011 7:19:26 AM PST by shield

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry issued the following statement on the failure of the supercommittee:

“Ultimately, responsibility for this failure lays at President Obama’s feet. The whole reason a supercommittee was created was because the President wasn’t willing to lead, wasn’t willing to even put on paper his plans for cutting spending. It’s amazing to what lengths he will go to avoid making tough decisions. And who pays the price for Washington’s failure? The American people and our military personnel, who will now be subjected to a half trillion dollars in national defense cuts?

“The President and Congress should work through the Thanksgiving holidays, work through weekends and recesses to cut federal spending, undo the damage being done to our military personnel and fix the budget mess. Our military gets the job done in life-threatening conditions every day, it’s time the President and Congress get serious about cutting federal spending and balancing the federal budget.

“The supercommittee’s failure is the perfect illustration of how Washington is broken and needs to be seriously overhauled. As President, I will demand a complete overhaul of Washington, D.C. starting with a Balanced Budget Amendment, a part-time citizen Congress, and major tax and spending cuts to jump-start our economy and create good American jobs. We can fix the system with my flat tax and serious reforms cutting taxes to a flat 20 percent, ending earmarks and corporate tax loopholes, and balancing the federal budget by 2020.”


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1 posted on 11/26/2011 7:19:33 AM PST by shield
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Per SD
This is just how Rick Perry is. After Hurricane Ike devastated my community, he came here to survey the damage. He did not just walk through here surrounded by security and news cameras and then make a speech. That's not Perry. He showed up in jeans and a work shirt, no cameras, no press conference, and he walked among all of us who had been hit. A hug, a pat on the shoulder, a listening ear, and an encouraging word. He saw to it that emergency shelters were being set up and food and water were available to everyone. When Obama/FEMA refused to help us, Governor Perry set up state funding to help us rebuild our homes and our lives. My home is at 'ground zero' where Ike came ashore. We all took tremendous damage. FEMA sent me a check two months later for $600 dollars. Governor Perry set up the Recovery Fund to help us all rebuild. That is what a true leader and a true Christian does. That's my Governor! I can't wait to see America under the caring wing of Rick Perry.


2 posted on 11/26/2011 7:20:51 AM PST 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: shield

Campaign website announcements are not extended news, please do not post into sidebars.

Thanks.


3 posted on 11/26/2011 7:22:09 AM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: shield

I don’t know about Perry’s promises, and know little about him, but his words here are correct to the letter.

A lack of leadership is the greatest problem. That and leading us full force in the wrong direction.

It’s hard to lead from his couch on Air Force One, going to exotic places and vacationing with the 1%


4 posted on 11/26/2011 7:24:34 AM PST by Venturer
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To: shield

Amen! Perry is absolutely right. You can bet he wouldn’t have spent last Monday holding a hoe down with country music artists while the clock counted down to the Super Committee deadline.


5 posted on 11/26/2011 7:40:06 AM PST by McLynnan
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To: shield

Perry is 100% dead on.


6 posted on 11/26/2011 7:47:29 AM PST by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: shield

I notice that Cain has taken all reference to depending on the super committee to pass his 999 plan from his wep site.

I hope Perry has it all cached.

I have been critical of that since the beginning.


7 posted on 11/26/2011 7:47:35 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: shield

The media is saying this is a big win for Obama. Taxes are going up and the Pentagon getting hit hard. I don’t know what the general public believes. I think Obama knew what he was doing from the beginning. He got everything he wanted.


8 posted on 11/26/2011 7:54:25 AM PST by napscoordinator (Anybody but Romney, Newt, Perry, Huntsman, Paul. Perry and Obama are 100 percent the same!!!!!)
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To: Venturer
During Perry's time as our Governor, the state of Texas budget has doubled.

Perry has done nothing but blame the federal government for open borders, all the while sitting on twelve or so billion rainy day fund...we still have open borders.

Tried to shove by executive order Gardasil injections for young school aged girls. No vote, no debate...executive order.

Perry had fought to raise taxes. True. He also instituted a massive Toll Road program. I guess fees really aren't a tax.

Under Perry's leadership, he attempted to confiscate thousands of acres of private farm and ranch land to build a super highway (TTC) from Mexico through the state utilizing Spanish contractors. He also, with the help of the feds, pushed through the Mexican trucker pilot program.

Put two and two together, you get a foreign built, foreign operated super highway, utilizing foreign trucks to ship foreign(Chinese)goods from Mexico into the Interior of the U.S. from deep sea ports being constructed in Mexico.

This would circumvent American dock workers, truckers, security and all satellite operations to ship goods into this country.

Perry also allowed anti-sanctuary city legislation to die before State lawmakers. This would have mandated State law enforcement to check the immigration status of people committing crimes or could not produce documents to verify legal status.

Perry pushed through and won In State Tuition's for illegals.

Perry, once a democrat who supported Hillary Care, worked on the Al Gore's campaign is now a republican...re-branded by Karl Rove himself.

I'm not making this stuff up, fact check for ones self.

Perry is a political animal, drifts with the political winds to remain in power. He’z not who he appears to be!

9 posted on 11/26/2011 7:55:23 AM PST by servantboy777
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To: mylife

Super Committee is not even constitutional, is it? Others like Newt, have also been scrubbing their sites especially on his amnesty stance.


10 posted on 11/26/2011 7:56:58 AM PST 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: napscoordinator

Oh I had forgotten about that. Yes, I too have read that...thanks for reminding me.


11 posted on 11/26/2011 7:59:06 AM PST 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: servantboy777
Texas debt clock.
12 posted on 11/26/2011 7:59:57 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: servantboy777

Now we have Mexican truckers on ALL American highways.
Now I wish we had that corridor.


13 posted on 11/26/2011 8:02:12 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Venturer

It’s hard to lead from his couch on Air Force One, going to exotic places and vacationing with the 1%


zero has always surrounded himself with 1%ers, actually 0.50%ers and richer.


14 posted on 11/26/2011 8:02:12 AM PST by txhurl
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To: servantboy777

At this point I wonder if any of them are what they appear to be.

What a stinking mess.

We should be in a position to take the Senate the House and the Presidency and at this point we may be lucky to save the House.

The Candidates are so busy cutting each other down and so quiet about the Muslim in the White House that Obama is beginning to look like a shoo-in.

They should be attacking him and his policies and especially Obamacare and the EPA.


15 posted on 11/26/2011 8:04:15 AM PST by Venturer
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To: servantboy777
I'm not making this stuff up, fact check for ones self.

I have seen F5 tornadoes spin less than you.

16 posted on 11/26/2011 8:04:23 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: shield

I don’t believe it is constitutional.
It removes congressional representation of the people.


17 posted on 11/26/2011 8:11:46 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: shield
The so-called "Super" Committee was highly successful - for both stinkin' parties - as it accomplished exactly what it was set out to do:

Raise taxes, cut defense and offer cover to both sniveling little, elite parties who didn't want ownership for any of it.

18 posted on 11/26/2011 8:19:08 AM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: shield

I may just have to take a re-look at Perry.

Damn, why can’t it be a little easier?


19 posted on 11/26/2011 8:21:47 AM PST by Thorliveshere
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To: mylife; servantboy777
I'm not making this stuff up, fact check for ones self.

I have seen F5 tornadoes spin less than you.

Rather than taking shots, why don't you tell the poster where he got it wrong?

20 posted on 11/26/2011 8:22:44 AM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Jane Long

I did on several points.


21 posted on 11/26/2011 8:25:01 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Venturer
Don't believe what he has said...it is so out there and none of it has a bit of truth to it. I can actually back up directly opposite from his rant. I have verifiable and credible truth. You know if someone is going to make statements like his rant then please back those statements up. Otherwise, it is all a pack of lies.
22 posted on 11/26/2011 8:26:05 AM PST 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: mylife

>>I have seen F5 tornadoes spin less than you.<<

Debunk my claims then. You can’t, because it’s all true and on the record.

Good luck.


23 posted on 11/26/2011 8:26:32 AM PST by servantboy777
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To: servantboy777

You got all the DNC talking points down pat, that’s for sure!


24 posted on 11/26/2011 8:28:01 AM PST by magritte
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To: Jane Long
We will take this statement for instance.

Perry has done nothing but blame the federal government for open borders, all the while sitting on twelve or so billion rainy day fund...we still have open borders.

Done nothing?, We have spent 400 million of Texans money trying to secure the border. Perry formed special teams of Texas Rangers to secure the border. Perry has asked for troops on the border over and over.

And if Perry has us so far in debt, then how is it that he has increased the size of the rainy day fund to 12 billion? That sure as heck doesn't sound like debt to me.

25 posted on 11/26/2011 8:30:34 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Jane Long; mylife
No, it is not mylife's responsibility. IF someone is going to rant in the fashion he did, then it becomes HIS responsibility to back up those statements. All it has done is make him look like a raving maniac.
26 posted on 11/26/2011 8:31:15 AM PST 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: mylife
>>Now I wish we had that corridor.<<

Coming from a non-native Texan. George Bush was born up in the Northeast, explains compassionate conservatism.

Oh, love for ya to sit in a crowd of Texans who damn near lost land that has been in their families since Texas became a state, all for Perry's lil TTC pet project.

You’da been tossed out on your tester.

27 posted on 11/26/2011 8:31:44 AM PST by servantboy777
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To: servantboy777

Every one of your half truths and lies has been debunked over and over.


28 posted on 11/26/2011 8:32:29 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

>>Every one of your half truths and lies has been debunked over and over.<<

Well, refresh my memory.


29 posted on 11/26/2011 8:34:08 AM PST by servantboy777
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To: servantboy777

Here is what we have now.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A23391-2004Jun7.html

Perry’s idea would have at least held them to corridor.


30 posted on 11/26/2011 8:35:41 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: servantboy777

You do understand that allowing those trucks access to Canada via the USA is law?

I don’t like the law, but it is law.
As things stand now, Obama has given Mexican trucks access to ALL American highways.

By contrast, Perry looks like a freekin visionary.


31 posted on 11/26/2011 8:38:34 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: servantboy777

The way things are NOW.

http://www.crisismagazine.com/2011/mexican-trucks-on-americas-highways


32 posted on 11/26/2011 8:40:38 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife
Trans-Texas Corridor

Snip...

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.

33 posted on 11/26/2011 8:52:52 AM PST 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: Thorliveshere
Statement by Gov. Rick Perry on the National Debt
Posted on November 16th, 2011

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry issued the following statement on today’s announcement that the federal debt has now hit $15 trillion dollars:

“Today, the federal debt hit a depressing $15 trillion. This astounding debt is a heavy pair of cement shoes for our children and America’s economic future. Now more than ever, America needs leadership committed to overhauling Washington. That’s why my Uproot and Overhaul Washington plan includes a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution, a ban on earmarks, real spending and tax relief, and a part-time Congress to bring fiscal conservatism and responsibility back to our nation’s capital.”

34 posted on 11/26/2011 9:07:16 AM PST 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: mylife
Done nothing?, We have spent 400 million of Texans money trying to secure the border. Perry formed special teams of Texas Rangers to secure the border. Perry has asked for troops on the border over and over.

I see this stated often, here on FR. What have we Texans got in return for our "400 million"? I know we also receive about $48M and some drones from the feds (Operation Stonegarden) for border security....where and what is all this $$$ going towards?

Are we better off (security and influx of illegals) than before we spent this almost $500M??

And if Perry has us so far in debt, then how is it that he has increased the size of the rainy day fund to 12 billion?

Doesn't the increase in our Rainy Day fund come primarily from oil & (mostly) gas revenues (taxes)?

35 posted on 11/26/2011 9:13:37 AM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Jane Long

The bottom line is that Texas is working to secure the border, a job which belongs to the Federal Gov, and Texas debt is in decline while state coffers are on the rise.


36 posted on 11/26/2011 9:17:20 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: servantboy777

All of your points against Governor Rick Perry have been shot down so many times on the Free Republic, I say, stick a fork in them and call them toast. They are all misinformation talking points from the DU to keep us from uniting against the real enemy of our republic: Obama.

At least Governor Perry is bringing serious criticism against who should be occupying our minds here on the Free Republic. Get off the lame worn talking points against Governor Perry and start venting some of that energy against Obama.


37 posted on 11/26/2011 9:49:24 AM PST by jonrick46 (2012 can't come soon enough.)
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