Skip to comments.Texas Gov. Rick Perry Lures Businesses From Maryland, Takes Shot at Gov. O’Malley (AFRO Reports)
Posted on 09/12/2013 6:01:27 AM PDT by YourAdHere
WASHINGTON - Maryland is the latest target of Texas Gov. Rick Perry in a new radio spot that criticizes his counterpart Gov. Martin OMalley and the states high taxes.
Perry criticizes Maryland for high taxes on businesses and families, comparing it to his states low taxes, fair legal system and limited government, in a commercial from Texas Wide Open for Business, part of the Texas Economic Development Division within the Office of the Governor.
"When you grow tired of Maryland taxes squeezing every dime out of your business, think Texas, where we've created more jobs than all the other states combined," Perry says in the advertisement.
In the ad, which WTOP first reported about on Wednesday, Perry says that businesses should seek to call the Lone Star State, not the Old Line State, home.
OMalley is given a special mention, accused of making Maryland a tax and fee state and implementing a rain tax on some property owners, a tax even New York doesnt have, Perry says.
In a statement, OMalley called the ad a public relations stunt and praised Marylands high-ranking public schools, support for innovation and entrepreneurship and low cost of college tuition.
"Gov. Perry should come to Maryland to see firsthand the better choices that have led to these better results," OMalley said in the statement.
Perry, who ran a failed campaign for president in 2012, has directed ads towards five other states in recent months, including Illinois, Missouri and New York.
Capital News Service made several calls to Perrys Austin office and to the offices of Texas Wide Open for Business, but was not able to reach anyone for comment.
As the 2014 primary election season looms, the business-centric ads give Perry a chance to campaign on pocketbook issues, where Republicans tend to do well, instead of social issues like same-sex marriage and abortion, said Benjamin Bates, associate professor of communication studies at Ohio University.
Its a pretty thick field right now, and Rick Perry is a Tea Party darling the Tea Party right listen to people like Rick Perry, Bates said.
Perry may also be laying the groundwork for another run at president in 2016, Bates said.
The Texas governor faltered badly in his run for the 2012 Republican nomination, famously forgetting the name of one of the three cabinet-level agencies he would abolish if elected. Perry had campaigned on eliminating the departments of Education, Commerce and Energy, but could not remember the last one in a candidate debate.
Perry is starting the conversation, that he maybe wants to be compared with other potential candidates, Bates said.
Those potential candidates include OMalley, who is widely expected to run for the Democratic nomination for president in 2016.
The downside Rick is making Texas appealing enough that we have some losers moving here as well.
Definitely liking Perry for this.
I went to an Office depot in Baltimore county not long ago and the manager was complaining to me how tough it is to do business now with most of the stuff they sell on sale on-line with no sales taxes.
He said we should always buy from a store directly instead to help the community with jobs.
Martin O Malley sure didnt care about that when he raised the sales tax 50% from 4% to 6%. These people re-elected him in large #s.
Three words: Prince George’s County
Oh, and two more words: Montgomery County
(Both in Maryland)
Oh yeah! I'm still scarred from 4th grade.
The good news is that the first Texas summer does tend to run a lot of them off.
Truer words were never spoken. My “traditional” response to recent libtard transplants, regarding their whining about the summer heat in August: STFU and leave the state, you pansy... in that order.” I loathe these libtard parasites.
Yes Governor Perry, come to Baltimore and see block-after-block-after-block of abandoned homes. And make sure you have an armed security detail.
Enough with bringing in outsiders. How about Perry supporting Texas businesses? He’s had his 15 minutes and won’t be getting anymore votes from this household.
Be very careful there Rick.
I lived in Colorado in the early 80’s when the in rush of Californians rushed in.
I had always heard how bad Maryland was. I never imagined how bad and corrupt until I moved here. Absolutely insane. Owe’Malley commented that we have the lowest college tuition in the nation. That’s because these idiots are taxing everyone for college costs.
Go Rick, do some more ads.
Maryland “Freak State” PING!
To be fair, he is also doing that - it’s just that the MSM won’t report on it as it doesn’t affect their reader/viewership in their lib-dominated areas. Hence the note of horror and shock in their coverage of his out of state promotions.
It’s also quite amusing to see how fast they leave when they realize that in Texas literally everything is trying to kill them - from the environment to the animals to the plants to the insects to the ocean.
Heard It myself on WMAL. Watch for the Maryland exodus continue to grow. Louie Goldstein, long serving Maryland Comptroller, was fond of saying that Maryland was America in miniture. When he was alive, that might have been true but his Rat successors have gone and killed it.
He raised it TWENTY percent, from 5% to 6%.
I so want to move down there (to Texas). I would gladly put up with 110-degree summer heat to get away from all the libtards surrounding me up here.