Skip to comments.Perry ad pushes for a part-time Congress - "Let them get a job back home like everyone else has."
Posted on 12/26/2011 1:27:33 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
Texas Governor Rick Perry is playing up his status as a Washington outsider in a new TV ad released today, which will air on broadcast and cable TV in Iowa.
The ad flashes a picture of the four current or former members of Congress running against Perry in the Republican presidential race: former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, Texas Representative Ron Paul, and Minnesota Representative Michele Bachmann.
If Washingtons the problem, why trust a congressman to fix it? the announcer says. The announcer says Perrys opponents have spent a combined 63 years in Congress leaving us with debt, earmarks, and bailouts.
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U.S. Republican Presidential candidate and Texas Governor Rick Perry (L) greets attendees at a campaign stop in Spencer, Iowa December 17, 2011.
If we’re just going to focus on gimmicks, I have to say that 9-9-9 seems to have more meat.
Look at that handshake, nothing weak or wimping about that, both men there are men of the land.
I think Perry garners a part time job as Secretary of ________ in the Gingrich administation. (^ ;
Another great idea that has zero chance of being enacted. Do you think Congress would put itself out of business. It would take a constitutional convention of the states to do it...the media and the Democrats would never allow such a meeting.
It would be called “racist”.
The only possible choice we have is a new third party movement. Like Perot’s or Wallace’s without a nut bar like those two.
Somebody like a Chris Christie would have to step forward...don’t know if he has the gonads.
Ok this isn’t half bad. never happen but its not half bad
It’s not a gimmick. Texas meets for 140 days every OTHER year. They get their jobs done and then go home an dlive under the laws they pass. There is no reason why our congress can’t do that too. The only reason the forefathers didn’t impose that is because of the time it took to travel, but the intent was a citizen congress.
” “Let them get a job back home like everyone else has.”
Nobody out in the ‘real world’ would hire them - they steal...
The less time they're there, the less time they have to screw things up even more than they already have.
It is TIME to DownSize DC!
We certainly need a time limit....and a pension limit goes with it. And ytes....they have should hve to pay SS just like everyone else. Was Congress even paid way back when??
Compare each candidates statistics to Obama and see which one crushes him. It's Perry.
I ask you this, what will the eventual Republican nominee run against Obama on?
And they should live under the same laws they pass for us.
The arrogance, that they are exempt from Obama care.
The formatting on the site makes it a little difficult to read.
Very good issue.
Good on Perry.
Gov. Perry was the first Texas governor since WWII to cut general revenue spending.
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