Here is a President of a nation that is suffering economically and along comes a hope for tens of thousands of jobs (by most accurate estimates) with an opportunity to decrease dependence upon M.E. energy source
I don't think it's just tens of thousands of jobs. Perry got a $2 billion investment from China's national oil company to invest in Texas oil fields, and it's worth at least 20,000 jobs. I'm reposting this again - a great contrast to Obama who ships jobs overseas while Perry brings overseas money here to employee Americans in the oil and gas industry.
Perry made a trip to China in 2010 and strongly encouraged the Chinese to invest in Texas' oil and gas industry and they did. To the tune of $2 billion being invested in Texas oilfields. This video was recorded not long after he made the trip to China - he talks about the trip around 9:40 into the video:
China's national oil company, CNOOC, will spend $2.2 billion to drill in partnership with Chesapeake Energy Corp. in the Eagle Ford shale, a rich oil and gas formation that lies under 11 counties.
Exploration in the Eagle Ford already has brought newfound prosperity to South Texas' hardscrabble farming and cattle country, and Chesapeake said the ramped-up drilling could bring 20,000 jobs to the region.
See these boots that Perry gave the Chinese foreign minister on his trip to China?
Think of each one of those boots representing a $1 billion investment in Texas oilfield, or 10,000 jobs. And there is more to it than that - he also got the Chinese to invest $1 billion into a pipe manufacturing facility in Texas.
It didn't happen overnight either. Perry worked for months on getting the Chinese to invest.
This is Perry hosting a reception with the Chinese Consulate General of Houston a few months before he made his trip to China and laying the groundwork for Chinese investments:
While other candidates have talked about trade wars with China, Perry went to China and brought back Chinese investments. Perry talks about his foreign relations experience with Mexico, but he really should be talking about his foreign relations experience with China.
Did Obama go over to China and get them to invest billions in our oil and gas industry? I don't think so. He's only interested in shipping jobs to China and getting rid of American jobs in the oil and gas industry and increasing our reliance on Arab oil. Perry brought Chinese money here to create American jobs.
Excellent post bookmark, thanks.
Alright. Perry post of the day. You don't have to convince this Texan of Perry's strengths on domestic energy policy.
BTW, pundit declaring on Hannity that this is an opportunity for Republicans to peel off blue-collar dems over the lost jobs.
posted on 01/18/2012 7:14:09 PM PST
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