Henninger: The Perry Paradox

Henninger: The Perry Paradox

There are 3 comments on the Wall Street Journal story from Nov 2, 2011, titled Henninger: The Perry Paradox. In it, Wall Street Journal reports that:

Rick Perry says Texas is the most successful state in America. He's right. Texan economic output exceeds Mexico's and Australia's and rivals India's. Rick Perry has been governor of Texas for nearly 11 years.

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Dwight Baker

Eagle Pass, TX

#1 Nov 3, 2011
Rick Perry has proved before peering in cameras he is not fit and able to run a thing, I would be surprised if he could start and run a farm tractor.

He has a hard time running his mouth. But behind closed doors with his good ole Texas boys he knows how to take orders to crook the books.

Yes that litany of underhanded dirty politics is what Texas is all about just taking a look back, Enron was GW Bush underhanded dirty as hell giant unwinding of fortunes and the inception of derivatives trading. And then how about the time that GW had the Taliban boys over to take a look around. GW wanted the rights to lay pipelines through Afghanistan yet they turned him down.

Why do I mention GW Bush when talking about Perry might be wise to look at who trained this morose moron to crook the system?

Killeen, TX

#2 Nov 3, 2011
Anybody interested in a paradox might want to look into HOW those Texas jobs were created:j

CHART OF THE DAY:*Government* Jobs Led To Perry’s Economic Boom

Brian Beutler | August 17, 2011, 2:23PM

"Despite being one of the loudest critics of President Obama's stimulus, PERRY USED BILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF FEDERAL MONEY patch Texas' budget shortfalls, and was thus able TO CREATE AND MAINTAIN LOTS AND LOTS OF PUBLIC SECTOR JOBS. jobs.

In fact, if you look at net job creation between 2007 and 2010, it's clear the only thing keeping Texas buoyant was government jobs.

Texas "ADDED 125,000 PUBLIC SECTOR JOBS -- nearly HALF OF ALL GOVERNMENT JOBS CREATED in this period nationwide."



Killeen, TX

#3 Nov 3, 2011
The part of the story Perry doesn't want you to know:

“in Texas, Gov. Perry covered up his massive budget deficit with billions of dollars from the very same Obama stimulus he claimed to oppose.

"Gov. Perry’s deficit-expanding plan is not what Iowa or the rest of the country needs at a time of trillion-dollar budget shortfalls and exploding national debt.”


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