Rick Perry's Texas Record Is Proof He's Better Than Obama

rick perryIn case you missed it, Texas Governor Rick Perry announced this past Saturday that he will indeed run for President of the United States. In this “unlucky” economy, one of the core issues of the upcoming campaign will no doubt be jobs and the economy.

Perry has wasted no time -- he’s already touring the country touting his effectiveness as the governor of one of the only states in the nation that is actually creating jobs


"We are home to fewer than one in 10 Americans ... but four in 10 new American jobs are in our state," he told a conference of state legislators from around the nation this week.

In response to Governor Perry’s boasting, Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chair and Congressional Representative Debbie Wasserman-Schultz had this to say on CBS’s Face the Nation:

It's extremely difficult for him to deserve credit for that job creation when you have rising gas prices that created oil jobs that he had nothing to do with, when you had military spending as a result of two wars that created military jobs that he had nothing to do with, when you have the Recovery Act championed by President Obama that created jobs in Texas that he had nothing to do with.

Let’s tackle this issue by issue, shall we?

First thing: Rising gas prices means more oil jobs. Apparently Ms. Wasserman-Schultz missed out on Econ 101, because she obviously doesn’t understand supply and demand. The more supply, the less the demand, and therefore the cheaper the price of the end product. So if more oil jobs were created, it would mean more oil on the market, which would mean lower prices for you and me. How much does gas cost again these days? Oh yeah, it’s expensive.

Second thing: If military spending were creating jobs in Texas, it would be creating jobs everywhere. Texas doesn’t have its own military, and governors don’t declare war.

Third thing: The Recovery Act was an abysmal failure. Liberals should be embarrassed at spending over a million dollars of our money for each job created. Besides, if the stimulus had worked, why would Texas be benefiting from it more than other states?

DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz is putting up straw man arguments. That means that while her words sound scary (like a scarecrow!), they are meaningless and easily brushed aside once you know the truth of things.

Rick Perry is doing something right in Texas. It would be nice to see that across the nation.


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