Friday, October 28, 2011

Rick Perry Is Right

For once, I believe Rick Perry. Take a look at his first advertisement in Iowa.



Rick Perry is promising 2.5 million jobs during his Presidency. That's a big number, right? Steven Benen points out a small detail.

Let’s consider the jobs data. Over the last year and a half, as the economic recovery has slowly progressed, the economy has added 2.56 million private-sector jobs. Over that same period — March 2010 through September 2011 — the overall economy has added 2.1 million jobs, and should reach the 2.5 million mark by early next year.

Now, no one is saying these totals are good enough. Indeed, given the job losses in 2008 and 2009, generated by a Great Recession that began in 2007, they’re not even close to what’s needed. The fact that the private sector has added 2.56 million jobs over the last year and a half hasn’t been nearly sufficient to bring the unemployment rate down in a hurry or end the jobs crisis.

But for the purposes of evaluating the Texas governor’s first campaign ad, the bottom line is nevertheless interesting — Rick Perry believes he’ll able to create the same number of jobs in four years that Barack Obama has created in a year and a half.
Yes, folks, Rick Perry is right. A vote for the Texas governor is a vote for decreasing recession-level, economic growth.

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11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Not only is Perry a fool, his ad people are fools as well.

How could they let this slide by?

Terrye said...

Hopefully, half of those jobs won't go to illegals.

Anonymous said...

well at least he looks alive and awake in this ad

DanL said...

Terrye, I bet that is Perry's jobs plan. Give 2 million jobs to illegals, and half a million to government agencies.

Anonymous said...

Perry jobs plan 2.5 million

Romney jobs plan 11.5 million

Romney plan > Perry plan

Perry's plan virtually ignores every sector of the economy other than oil / gas.

Perry is so far behind that there is simply no way he will win the nomination. Perry should exit the race for the benefit of the GOP and our country.

We cannot afford another 4 years of Obama and Perry is not helping with Obama's exit from office. Perry is only helping Obama :-(

BOSMAN said...

I'm predicting Perry will be gone within the month!

Pablo said...

Bosman, we don't want Perry to leave the race or else the anti-Romney vote will coalesce.

Anonymous said...

I dont think we need to fear the AntiRomney vote coalescing....

With Perry out... the REAL differences will come out...

Romney has better policies than the rest. This is where he will shine. :-)

Noelle said...

Wow! Impressive! Perry's jobs plan hopes to match the lousy results Obama has had during his term.

Slick-Willy said...

Perry's pathetic. But this is a good ad. Although Perry's plan doesn't cover enough ground, he has a very good focus on energy. This is what Perry needs to do to improve his stock. His incessant negativity over the last two months has really hurt him. Playing positive is his only hope--if there's any hope left.

That said, a nice ad won't change his years of corruption and obvious ineptitude when it comes to voicing his claims.

larry said...

It's nice to know that Perry has low expectations like Obama.