"You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children's children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done."
Ronald Reagan

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Gov. Rick Perry: What He’s Really Saying about ECONOMY?

Gov. Perry started and ended his jobs plan speech in the U.S. Steel Mon Valley Irvin Plant, Pittsburgh, with this statement,

“Make what Americans buy, buy what Americans make, and sell it to the world.”

America used to do that! And we did it without federal government interference and regulation and subsidies. We did it with American ingenuity and private enterprise. And as a result, America was wealthy and powerful, and we were the envy of the world.

Unlike Barack Obama who sees Americans as “soft” and obviously in need of government to take care of us, Gov. Perry knows the American people are strong, have “toughed it out,” but are looking for leadership instead of a nanny.

In approximately one hour Gov. Perry acknowledged more about who and what we are as Americans than has been acknowledged in over two and a half years, and he put before the American people what is probably the single most aggressive and do-able job creation plan that any of the Republican primary candidates so far.

Gov. Perry outlined a four point plan to reignite America that would put us, not on the road or path to recovery, but on a high speed expressway, and in the passing lane!
  1. Job creation
  2. Tax reform
  3. Entitlement reform
  4. Spending reductions in order to address our growing debt crisis
“But today I offer a plan that will create more than a million good, American jobs across every sector of the economy and enhance our national security, and the best news is it can be set in motion in my first 100 days.” Gov. Perry said.

Perry continued, “The plan I present this morning, Energizing American Jobs and Security, will kick-start economic growth and create 1.2 million jobs.”

Yet, Perry’s coverage was minimal and fleeting at best.

Saturday morning, even on FOX, Clayton Morris dismissively offered that 1.2 million jobs wouldn’t be forthcoming for years, after drilling began.

Obviously, Morris, like so many other tv anchors and pundits, are not only clueless, but for some reason simply will not do their homework and speak intelligently on the subject.

The fact is, hundreds of thousands of jobs will be created IMMEDIATELY as the oil companies begin upgrading and perhaps building new refineries, and start preparation to construct on shore drilling sites. In addition, hundreds of thousands of jobs will be created with the many ancillary companies that provide goods and services to the oil companies, such as companies that build drilling platforms for off shore drilling.

Yet, similar negative sound bites have been heard on any number of local and cable news outlets, as well as countless web sites.

Gov. Perry continued, “It can be implemented quicker and free of Washington gridlock because it doesn’t require congressional action. Through a series of executive orders, and other executive actions, we will begin the process of creating jobs soon after the inauguration of a new president.”

”We are standing atop the next American economic boom…energy.”

Gov. Perry also offered, “The quickest way to give our economy a shot in the arm is to deploy American ingenuity to tap American energy. But we can only do that if environmental bureaucrats are told to stand down.

The EPA and environmental bureaucrats have become almost gestapo-like federal agencies that have crippled American ingenuity and growth. We all want clean air, but the EPA and environmental bureaucrats have choked off our air supply, and are killing our country.

“My plan will break the grip of dependence we have today on foreign oil from hostile nations like Venezuela and unstable nations in the Middle East to grow jobs and our economy at home.”

These are two very important points that our next president needs to understand and be willing to stand up and address immediately.

While Barack Obama is putting forth yet another tax payer funded spending plan, the one thing the American people need to understand is that it is not now, nor has it ever been the government’s job or responsibility, nor does the federal government have the Constitutional authority to create jobs.

That has always been what private enterprise does, and does very well. Clearly Gov. Perry understands this, and knows that government’s only responsibility is to help create an environment for private enterprise to do what it does; produce goods and services that are needed by the American people.

“Make what Americans buy, buy what Americans make, and sell it to the world.”

Gov. Perry’s speech is well worth reading, perhaps a few times:
Click Here For Speech Text

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