Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Governor Rick Perry: State of the State 2013

Governor Rick Perry gave a strong State of the State Address today:

  • More that half a million private sector  jobs have been created in Texas over the past two years.
  • We've created jobs in all income categories at a faster pace than the rest of the nation over the past ten years.
  • "If you want to be a CEO someday, Texas is the place to start."
  • "Bureaucracy doesn't stimulate the economy, it just gets in the way."
  • "When private employers have more to spend, both the public and private sector benefit."
  • Other states are copying Texas.
  • "We've never bought into the notion that if you collect more you need to spend more."
  • At least $1.8 billion in tax relief.
  • Let's make the Tax Burdens on Texans 'even lower.'
  • "We've mad it clear Texas will not expand Medicaid under the ACA."
  • Water and Transportation: "We've got to do it without breaking the budget."
    • 3.7 billion from the Rainy Day Fund.
    • Stop raiding the highway trust fund.
 Author's note: Personally, I wish he would focus more on Texas' success maintaining a low cost of living.

Americans for Prosperity Texas has more here.

Update: Watchdog Wire has more here.

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