"A wise and frugal government which shall restrain men
from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government."
(Thomas Jefferson)

Sunday, June 19, 2011

If he gets into the race, Gov. Perry will be offering the Texas model of economic growth to a nationwide audience.

We couldn't agree more with Governor Perry's plan to abolish the Energy and Education Departments which never should have been separate which happened during the Carter Administration.  The Federal Government made this huge Homeland Security encompassing many agencies but we still have Education and Energy Departments separate?  Why is energy separate from the Interior?  While we are it may we be so bold as to suggest the EPA also be put under Interior and the vast majority of people shown the door?

The Education Department over the years seems to be a payback to teacher's unions and has not provided much to the states except more unfunded mandates that don't work.  We understand that some of their responsibilities have to be continued at the federal level like student loans, but why a separate agency?

One more reason for people to get behind Gov Rick Perry getting in the race for President in the Republican Presidential primary.

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JUNE 17, 2011, 12:47 P.M. ET 
Rick Perry's First 100 Days 
If he gets into the race, Gov. Perry will be offering the Texas model of economic growth to a nationwide audience. 
Texas Gov. Rick Perry promises a decision soon on whether to run for president. Dropping a possible hint in a visit to the Journal this week, Mr. Perry reported that his wife is urging him to get into the race for the GOP  nomination. Conservatives may agree with Mrs. Perry when they examine the guv's agenda. 
At our meeting he suggested shuttering the federal departments of energy and education and criticized Rep. Paul Ryan's budget plan on the grounds that it doesn't cut deficits quickly enough. Still, Mr. Perry added that "it's a very good step in the right direction" and called Mr. Ryan "one of the Young Turks that I admire." 
If he gets into the race, Mr. Perry will be offering the Texas model of economic growth to a nationwide audience. The Lone Star State still has no income tax, and Mr. Perry and his famous predecessor have enacted a series of measures to combat junk lawsuits that have made Texas a magnet for doctors and businesses. No coincidence, Texas is the undisputed national champ when it comes to job creation, with 254,000 jobs created in the last year and more than a third of the country's new jobs since the end of the recession in 2009. 
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When asked to forecast the first 100 days of a new presidential administration if American voters were to choose the Texas model, Mr. Perry sketched out a pretty picture for GOP primary voters. Mr. Perry said that assuming a GOP victory over President Obama and a Republican takeover of the Senate, the first item of business would be a repeal of ObamaCare "in totality, and a great sigh of relief would be heard across this country." Next up would be spending cuts, and eliminating the two cabinet departments could be just the beginning. "Those are minor amounts of money but they are very symbolic," he added. 
Next on Mr. Perry's list is a reform of corporate income taxes in order to give U.S. firms an incentive to repatriate more than $1 trillion held in offshore subsidiaries. "Give people an incentive to start investing in America again," he said, adding that corporate taxes in general need to be restructured to encourage job creation. "There's a lot of money out there, but people are afraid to invest it . . . because they don't know what Washington's going to do." 
Conservatives in Iowa and New Hampshire are no doubt wondering what Rick Perry is going to do.
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