Thursday, January 10, 2013

Governor Rick Perry: On Creating Economic Growth

Governor Rick Perry spoke at the Texas Public Policy Foundation policy orientation today; the video should be up shortly, but in the meantime here are the highlights:

  • To the Texas Legislature: "You can ride into infamy...with how you deal with the Texas Budget over the next 138 days.
  • Just because Texas has a little more money doesn't mean everyone can "spend whatever they want on everything anyone might want.:
  • Higher Education Reform -- Affordability and Higher Graduation rates.
  • "We can have the best infrastructure and workforce, but if government restricts the economic climate, that doesn't matter."
    • Me: AMEN!!!
  • Texas needs to maintain "an environment where entrepreneurs can risk their capital and achieve a decent rate of return."
  • The contrast between Washington D.C. and Texas Speaks for itself.
  • Gave an extended plug for the Texas Budget Compact.
It's such a shame this man isn't taking the oath of office in Washington in two weeks.

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