Perry successfully advocated for landmark lawsuit reforms.
In the most recent 2011 regular legislative session, Perry set a conservative, fiscally responsible course. He insisted on no new taxes, worked with legislators to cut spending by $15 billion, and protected the “Rainy Day Fund,” which set aside at least $6 billion for future needs.
Perry also signed a historic property tax cut, and a tax cut for small businesses with less than $1 million in gross receipts.
Perry has a strong record on job creation. His support for low taxes, reasonable regulations, a predictable civil litigation system and an educated workforce has produced a business climate consistently ranked among the best in the nation. Perry has actively encouraged employers to relocate to Texas or expand their operations in the state. Since June 2009, more than 40 percent of the net new jobs created in America have been created in Texas, and today, the Lone Star State is a magnet for corporate relocations. For nine straight years, Texas has led the nation in exports to foreign countries among the 50 states.
With a strong record of job creation, restrained spending and tax cuts, Rick Perry is a committed conservative with the right vision for creating opportunity and prosperity. He has signed into law comprehensive reforms that have made Texas a leader in the fight against lawsuit abuse. These reforms include a recent loser pay law that will cut down on frivolous lawsuits. His medical liability reforms have increased the number of physicians practicing in the state by the thousands, improving patient access to medical specialists.
[QUOTE=Frequent Flyer;4154309]In the most recent 2011 regular legislative session, Perry set a conservative, fiscally responsible course. He insisted on no new taxes, worked with legislators to cut spending by $15 billion, and protected the “Rainy Day Fund,” which set aside at least $6 billion for future needs.[/QUOTE]
Perry also increased the amount of state and federal teat sucking pension holders and government workers by more than 200% of the rest of the states in the country combined.
So...yea. He increased jobs. Sure. But a large part of them was the state and federal gubbermint workers people like Perry rally his troops to hate.
Better face reality though. With our uber-polarized (rhetorical) system in which we have two parties that paint themselves as different but in the reality of what actually matters, are pretty much the same, for us it will always come down to choosing the lesser of two evils.
And for me right now, although displeased with the current crop of GOP candidates, none of them scare me in the amount of potential damage they can inflict on this nation as a 2nd term of O can and will.
Tell me, when was the last Presidential candidate that you really, truly believed in? That you felt hope if that person was elected? Wasn't just a "settle" vote?
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Bain Capital - Experience includes a private sector career turning around ailing companies.
In Massachusets succesfully governed a liberal state and brought their budget to balance. - Shows he knows how to get things done in a divided legislature.
2002 Olympics - Successfully turned around the Olympics that to that point had been spiraling out of controll with runaway costs and overages.
The guy is the only candidate on wither side that has a chance at uniting the country and making the difficult pragmatic decisions necessary to get us out of the bog.
Biggest Criticism - He is not enough of an ideologue - For me this is a positive
Obama is EXTREMELY political and ideologically driven.
And the #1 reason to vote R regardless of the name that follows.....If we don't get rid of Obama, his Obamacare will be with us to stay. Thats right. For no other reason than to repeal Obamacare a Republican MUST win the WH. The program has not kicked in yet. It is supposed to start in 2013. The tax hikes written in to the legislation kick in 2013. If it is not repealed before then it will never go away. Obamacare simply hastens the demise of our economic system. If we dont get rid of it and get spending under control we will be off the cliff with no turning back before the 2016 election.