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Ted Cruz says Rick Perry isnít responsible for job growth in Texas
The Dallas Morning News ^ | May 16, 2014 | Wayne Slater

Posted on 05/16/2014 9:56:58 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Sen. Ted Cruz says Gov. Rick Perry has done a good job leading the state but isn’t responsible for the booming economy that has created more than 1 million jobs in the decade he’s been governor.

“There isn’t a politician in this country who’s responsible for the economic growth we have,” Cruz said Friday. “The economic growth has come from the private sector, it’s come from entrepreneurs. Nothing drives me crazier than politicians who run around talking about the jobs they’ve created.”

He added: “Politicians are very good at killing jobs, but they don’t create jobs.”

Cruz and Perry, both Republicans, could be rivals should both decide to run for president in 2016.

Perry has traveled the country in recent months, saying his low-tax, low-regulation approach as governor since 2000 has been the driving force behind Texas’ tops-in-the-nation job growth. The state’s record of job creation under Perry is seen as his strongest selling point should he make another run for the White House.

Cruz said Perry and the Legislature deserve credit for enacting “laws that create an environment that allow small businesses to prosper and flourish, for not screwing up.

“But we should all be very clear. The jobs are not created by politicians. They are created by the private sector,” Cruz said.

The freshman senator made the remarks at a news conference while in Austin to address graduating ROTC students....

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 2016; cruz; economy; jobs; perry; rickperry; tedcruz; texas
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Boom! That was possibly the first shot of the 2016 Republican primaries.
1 posted on 05/16/2014 9:56:58 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Politicians that get government out of the way are the good pens but he is right that government does not create jobs


2 posted on 05/16/2014 9:59:48 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Nothing drives me crazier than politicians who run around talking about the jobs they’ve created.

Amen to that.

3 posted on 05/16/2014 10:00:00 PM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Wow, one step closer to someone other than Ron Paul articulating the CLEAR ALTERNATIVE to Obamacare and the Collectivist/Socialist regime: THE FREE MARKET ECONOMY.

Why isn't the Right SHOUTING IT FROM THE ROOFTOPS?

4 posted on 05/16/2014 10:01:28 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Here's the more detailed comments from the article and Cruz.

Cruz is correct.

5 posted on 05/16/2014 10:03:06 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: PapaNew

BRAVO! Viva Cruz!


6 posted on 05/16/2014 10:03:58 PM PDT by LALALAW (one of the asses who's sick of our "ruling" classes)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s oil. The price of oil went up and oil states boomed.


7 posted on 05/16/2014 10:06:54 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The heartless people involved in the Texas revolution ought to be blamed.

If they didn’t want to share they obviously didn’t have a heart.

Is Rick Perry brave for sometimes acting with the will of the voters of Texas? Is he risking his life cutting taxes?


8 posted on 05/16/2014 10:09:15 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: DannyTN

There are a lot of businesses here that have nothing to do with oil or gas. Look at the jobs within 25 miles of my home and see how many of them are related to petrochemicals:

http://www.indeed.com/jobs?as_and=&as_phr=&as_any=&as_not=&as_ttl=&as_cmp=&jt=all&st=&salary=&radius=25&l=76208&fromage=any&limit=30&sort=&psf=advsrch


9 posted on 05/16/2014 10:10:08 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“There isn’t a politician in this country who’s responsible for the economic growth we have”

Notice how the statement is twisted in to a lie and a distortion.


10 posted on 05/16/2014 10:10:12 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: FreeReign

Cruz is correct.


And Perry did a very good job helping to create a good environment for job growth.

And not only that, Perry went out and brought more industry to Texas.

I would prefer Ted direct his attention more towards to democrats.


11 posted on 05/16/2014 10:10:24 PM PDT by boycott
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To: DannyTN

Well, not really. The consumer, 66% of economic drive, has been slashed by rising gas costs, in TX at least.

So the oil boom is helping some..creating more money to spread around, but hurting households right now.


12 posted on 05/16/2014 10:12:46 PM PDT by txhurl (Trump/Cruz '16, and everybody else for Cabinet members.)
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To: boycott

Ted did not attack Perry, as far as I can tell.


13 posted on 05/16/2014 10:16:13 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The oil industry lifts all boats in the area. Wealth flows to the oil industry employees and investors and then they have money to spend on everything else which creates all kinds of jobs.


14 posted on 05/16/2014 10:20:54 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: GeronL

Ted did not attack Perry, as far as I can tell.


I like Perry. He’s done a good job for Texas. But he’s not the person I would want the republicans to nominate to run for president.


15 posted on 05/16/2014 10:21:29 PM PDT by boycott
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To: GeronL

I think it’s more complex than that (governments don’t create jobs). Governments can create an environment that encourages job development. For example, the rule of law enables businesses to create more jobs than they might otherwise. Government, of course, can also be a negative influence on jobs.

For example, there are USAF aircraft that don’t directly attack the enemy but these aircraft are called force multipliers because they substantially increase the effectiveness of actual war fighters. I’m talking about aircraft like tankers and command and control platforms.

In the same way, government can be very beneficial for business. Too much government is bad, but so is too little government, anarchy. That’s why a lot of countries are economic wrecks. It’s difficult to build businesses in areas where there’s no rule of law. Try to build a business in these countries, and someone ends up destroying or taking it. Some would argue that that someone in America IS government, and the end result is the same—a ruined economy, but I digress.

Good government indirectly creates real jobs, and getting government out of the way isn’t always a good thing. A governor who finds the right balance of government can indeed help businesses create more jobs, so I give Governor Rick Perry credit for that. He does seem to be trying to create the right government to help act as a business “force multiplier.”


16 posted on 05/16/2014 10:22:47 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (America for Americans first!)
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To: boycott

I agree, but I’m heartless


17 posted on 05/16/2014 10:24:39 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: DannyTN

Here are the Fortune 1000 companies by state:

http://www.gislounge.com/fortune-1000-companies-by-state/#texas


18 posted on 05/16/2014 10:25:56 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: boycott

>>I would prefer Ted direct his attention more towards to democrats.

Given how much politics is a dirty business, his statement was quite mild, but to have any chance of getting enough financing for a run, he has climb over the other potential candidates which includes at least a degree of belittling them. It’s unfortunate, but that’s the way it is.


19 posted on 05/16/2014 10:34:37 PM PDT by expat1000
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To: DannyTN

It was the implementation of the fracturing process. And boom, vast amounts oil are now coming to market from shale and oil bearing areas in the US. Keeping the price up is going to be the problem, one the Saudi’s faced before the boom.


20 posted on 05/16/2014 10:35:15 PM PDT by Texicanus (Texas, it's a whole 'nother country.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Politicians could take credit for not getting in the way of the private sector


21 posted on 05/16/2014 10:42:07 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’s right, but Perry has aided in bringing jobs to Texas. It’s unfair to attack him on this front, when he can be more correctly criticized in other areas. Economically, he has been one of the best governors in the state’s history in such a cruddy national economy.


22 posted on 05/16/2014 10:44:55 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: expat1000

I don’t believe Perry will be a serious candidate ....... certainly not after his last run.


23 posted on 05/16/2014 10:47:28 PM PDT by boycott
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To: 4rcane
Politicians could take credit for not getting in the way of the private sector

And that's it. Go, Ted!
24 posted on 05/16/2014 11:07:05 PM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: 98ZJ USMC

Cruz seems to want to take out Perry for his own political agenda. It’s disingenuous. Why not take on a real hack like Quinn in Illinois?


25 posted on 05/16/2014 11:19:02 PM PDT by Blackirish
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And well said by Ted. He knows his economics


26 posted on 05/16/2014 11:27:41 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: DannyTN

Domestic energy production is extremely important to the economy in numerous ways not excluding your points.


27 posted on 05/16/2014 11:40:18 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“There isn’t a politician in this country who’s responsible for the economic growth we have,” Cruz said Friday. “The economic growth has come from the private sector, it’s come from entrepreneurs. Nothing drives me crazier than politicians who run around talking about the jobs they’ve created.”

He added: “Politicians are very good at killing jobs, but they don’t create jobs.”

Of course he’s right but he fails in that he does not understand that the policies and regulation DO cause job loss and loss of job creation by the private sector. Actually, I’m sure that he does but of course he is making his political arguments...

He needs to narrow his arguments though against Government regulations and not against individuals that he might be campaigning against! His bad..

How about some truth instead of fighting against fellow conservatives. Whenever another supposedly conservative candidate does that, he loses my vote.


28 posted on 05/16/2014 11:46:20 PM PDT by Deagle (ues)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ted is correct but give Perry a break.
He has no real power as Gov.


29 posted on 05/16/2014 11:51:19 PM PDT by mylife
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To: boycott

Amen.


30 posted on 05/16/2014 11:52:51 PM PDT by mylife
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Ted is a smart guy, and I back him completely, but why rail against another smart gut on your side?


31 posted on 05/17/2014 12:01:44 AM PDT by mylife
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Take this article with a grain of salt.

Ted is being magnanimous and the journalists are trying to set him up against Perry who I fear is dead.


32 posted on 05/17/2014 12:05:28 AM PDT by mylife
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ted Cruz was giving us conservative principle in his speaking and the liberal newspaper reporter had to spin it another way.

We have to get as far away as possible from a society where government officials, elected or unelected, Republican or Democrat, either claim to be the source of our food, shelter and clothing or actually become the source of our sustenance.

Rick Perry got the credit where he was due it, for signing laws and supporting policies that let businesses and individuals operate freely to drive the economy and create the jobs.


33 posted on 05/17/2014 12:24:53 AM PDT by Nextrush (AFFORDABLE CARE ACT=HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY BAILOUT ACT)
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To: FreeReign
Out of context, it's a knock on Perry. In context, Perry did indeed open the door for businesses.

The media makes me soooooo angry.

34 posted on 05/17/2014 12:55:15 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: boycott

I think the newspaper is playing its usual cute game of “let’s you and him fight”. I don’t think Cruz is slamming Perry, the paper just wants to pitch it as Republican criticizing Republican.


35 posted on 05/17/2014 2:02:14 AM PDT by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: FreeReign
Cruz is correct.

Gov. Ed Schafer, and then Gov. John Hoeven created a similar environment in ND, and when the technology came about to allow the exploitation of the oil in the Bakken and Three Forks Formations, the environment was conducive to that development.

The result has been tremendous, economically.

36 posted on 05/17/2014 2:08:28 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ted....don’t be stupid


37 posted on 05/17/2014 2:39:41 AM PDT by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A CRUZ Broadside! The 2016 presidential primary season is now in full swing.


38 posted on 05/17/2014 2:44:38 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: DannyTN

It’s oil. The price of oil went up and oil states boomed.
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Disagree. It’s a State’s Governor and Legislature that takes care NOT to pass into law rules, taxes and regulations that suppress the free market and entrepreneurs. ...That doesn’t just happen in “oil states”. Florida is an example and I think is #2 in incoming businesses.


39 posted on 05/17/2014 3:06:41 AM PDT by octex
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To: CitizenUSA

Nobody is saying that the answer is no government.


40 posted on 05/17/2014 3:14:37 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: DannyTN

So, explain to me what the price of oil had to do with companies like Toyota USA moving its entire footprint in Kalifornja to Texas?

Not to say that oil had nothing to do with it but the number of companies and people fleeing the Golden Fleece State were making business and economic decisions to move brought on by the political climate.


41 posted on 05/17/2014 3:29:20 AM PDT by mazda77
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To: mylife

When Perry is running around doing interviews touting how he has brought or created jobs in Texas . . . .

Cruz’s point is spot on for all politicians and he can use Perry as an example because he is number one about blowing his own horn about it. He was not aiming at Perry but instead trying to change the template and get us talking about the truth in facts rather than soap box blather.


42 posted on 05/17/2014 3:35:17 AM PDT by mazda77
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To: GeronL
Politicians that get government out of the way....

That's the way Cruz should've said it. I'm a little surprised his wording wasn't more clever, by saying things your way.

43 posted on 05/17/2014 3:45:16 AM PDT by grania
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To: FreeReign

“the Legislature deserve credit for enacting “laws that create an environment that allow small businesses to prosper and flourish,....”

If this is true, then the co-equal executive branch, (governor), deserves equal credit for signing it into law and enforcing it.


44 posted on 05/17/2014 3:48:40 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: boycott

“I would prefer Ted direct his attention more towards to democrats.”

Amen to that.


45 posted on 05/17/2014 3:50:41 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: Nextrush

“Rick Perry got the credit where he was due it, for signing laws and supporting policies that let businesses and individuals operate freely to drive the economy and create the jobs.”

AND Perry would certainly get the BLAME, (deserved or not), (can you say George W. Bush?), if things went south.


46 posted on 05/17/2014 3:57:32 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mexicalifornia is. Businesses are jumping ship


47 posted on 05/17/2014 4:04:37 AM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: vbmoneyspender

...but Obama said “they didn’t build that”....lol


48 posted on 05/17/2014 4:38:43 AM PDT by swampfox101
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To: octex

Since you’re a “Native Texan”, I’m sure you also understand how your forebears were also responsible by setting it up so the Legislature only meets for a limited number of days and every other year. Gives ‘em less of a chance to screw it up!


49 posted on 05/17/2014 4:55:43 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: Flick Lives
But the low information voters here on FR will accept what the media says at face value, and ignore that Cruz was taken out of context to get the headline that the liberal media wanted.

/johnny

50 posted on 05/17/2014 4:58:00 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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