I happened to vote in an on line poll today on Romney - Perry Competitive Economic Plans. perry was leading by about 100 votes. Since I have a copy of Mitt's plan and have read it thoroughly, I was puzzled because Mitt's plan is 160 pages long and has 7 lengthy chapters on various policy plans. I must have missed Perry's plan. Fortunately, or unfortunately, I found Rick Perry's plan on the pages of the Texas Tribune under the headlines:
TEXAS SHED 1300 JOBS in AUGUST
UNEMPLOYMENT EDGES UP TO 8.5 PERCENT
PERRY'S FOUR POINT ECONOMIC PLAN;
PRINCIPLE NO. 1 : DON'T SPEND ALL THE MONEY
" Perry has talked about his influence in pushing the Texas legislature to balance the
state budget and leave $ 6 billion in the state's Rainy Day Fund. But....
* The state's constitution REQUIRES a balanced budget
* Across the board cuts slashed funding from public education to women's health to
* Much of the Rainy Day Fund will be spent on the current budget long before the
legislature returns in 2013"
PRINCIPLE NO. 2: HAVE A TAX POLICY IN PLACE THAT DOESN'T PUT UNDO
BURDEN ON THE JOB CREATORS
" Under the governor's leadership lawmakers have expended the state's business taxes"
PRINCIPLE NO. 3: HAVE A REGULATORY CLIMATE THAT IS FAIR AND
" The governor often says this as he attacks what he calls the federal government's " One
Size Fits All" regulations."
PRINCIPLE 4 : HAVE A LEGAL SYSTEM THAT DOESN'T ALLOW FOR
" Perry says that frivolous lawsuits are " job killers". He claims that this existing legal
requirement in Texas, based on the Napoleonic Code in Louisiana, created 21,000 new
Doctors in Texas. The Texas Medical Board says 13,000 directly proportional to the
increase in population in Texas"
That's it, folks. That's Perry's alternative Economic Plan; his answer to Mitt Romney 160 page, seven chapter plan. Wanna bet nobody who voted for Perry's plan in this poll ever read Mitt's plan, all 160 pages? Wanna bet a few have read Perry's 4 sentence plan; all 4 sentences ?