Texas Governor's Campaign Strategy
Exclusive: Rick Perry on GOP contenders, Florida debate
- Duration 6:39
- Date Sep 21, 2011
Exclusive: Rick Perry on GOP contenders, Florida debate
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Everything you know my exclusive interview with the Texas governor Republican presidential candidate Rick -- Governor let me let me ask you this we have the worst housing market.
Since the graced the Great Depression.
The longest period of sustained unemployment since the Great Depression we up 46 point two million Americans now living in poverty.
Nearly one and four children living in and poverty.
What has -- -- ultimately.
If you win this nomination you're gonna be running against President Obama.
What what will make your case to the American people.
What would you -- done differently what did He do wrong and how do you get us out of this.
Well the biggest issue in this.
On out there as it -- -- -- money we don't have on programs we don't want Obama cares a great example of it of forcing a program.
That the American people don't want and now we've read it -- we've looked at it.
So repealing Obama -- would be one of the first things that I would do.
-- not how are you with executive order obviously working with the legislature to get rid of the rest of -- the second thing we need to do this -- Remove if you will pull back all those regulations that they put forward and that -- CE PA or wherever those regulations are common in killing jobs those regulations are probably the biggest job killer out there.
And then work with the congress to restructure these taxes both on the personal and now on the corporate level.
That's how you get America working.
During the period -- time that I've been the governor of Texas we've created.
Over a million net new jobs since June of 200940%.
Of all the jobs created in America were created in Texas.
We have a blueprint for getting America working we've done in Texas for the last decade would -- nation in the creation of jobs.
People understand that if fuel empower the private sector if you will empower those small business men and women out across the country out there.
And removed them double whammy of over taxation and over.
Regulation that they will.
Go risk their capital.
And they will create jobs that -- in turn create wealth that's how we get this country back on track that's how we pay off this monstrous death it's hanging over.
The country -- -- how we have a foreign policy that people respect because we've got the power of an economy to drive a military and in turn.
Gain the respect of those its allies and those that are competitors you think President Obama just doesn't get that -- I've got to think that He must not because we tried this keynesian theory a couple of times now under this administration.
And it's failed miserably both times.
And it won't ever work you cannot spin your way to prosperity it did it's never worked -- and never well so my instinct is He just doesn't get it.
That there is there's there's been a battle between you wouldn't and stimulus funds as I understand correctly you actually were injected some of them.
And I -- and I think fully in -- wanna accept any album.
But you thought it was in the best interest of the people Texas if if other states were getting either accept that if that might my -- that right.
As is that what you always send a lot of money to Washington so that the fact is good attempted to not take dollars that we send to Washington DC would not have been in the best interest of people stated Texas -- That the purity of that the notion that you're just not gonna take any money.
It if they'll make the trade it would not to say any up there than we got to deal right but and some people -- at least you used the term once secession.
That's not it is that something you believe.
Now I never use that term.
At all -- matter fact why would they were escorted out about it and of I I have no idea to be -- lot of -- because it was never factual.
Bit of reporting it was shouted out by an individual at a and that at an event at a Tea Party actually and I said listen America's a great country have no reason that we would ever.
Dissolve this union -- -- -- I I get it about why people are frustrated because they're seeing Washington spent all this massive amount of money we got a huge debt being created.
And people are really frustrated what they -- in Washington DC I understand that didn't agree with it.
But I understand -- there are two issues they care that have come up in terms of people writing me calling me in anticipation -- you being on the show conservatives that like you that are dead but.
-- have issues with two issues one you've dealt with in the last debate.
And you thought it was a mistake that was the mandatory HPV.
And the other one is your position on immigration and in state tuition and some of these other issues.
As you look in retrospect if if somebody does not enter this country legally.
-- they deserve the benefits of of of citizenship in that way.
No I is a matter fact that should not be as mad they.
DREAM Act for instance the federal DREAM Act straight out amnesty not for not gonna be far.
But those young people who came into the United States by no fault of their own in Texas and remember this is a taxes issue and it's education issue not an immigration issues.
And Texans by an overwhelming majority a 191 members of the legislature -- And all but four voted far that bill to allow those young people who had been in the country.
For at least three years in our schools do in the war on their way towards getting -- high school diploma they were pursuing citizenship.
And we wanted those individual be contributing members of our society not a drag on society and that I think is the that that's the American way now.
All of these issues about immigration that are coming up that are being debated what -- -- We would never have that conversation.
If we would secure the border it's been the failure of the federal government.
To put the boots on the ground -- -- the strategic -- in place to put the aviation assets along that border so that we can immediately respond.
To the border when we see activities along that border we know how to secure the border crisis last question 100 million dollars in Texas doing it.
Last question give me three names off the top your head.
That come to mind when you think of the potential vice president if you -- to win.
I am I gonna touch that over the -- -- -- I'm like hey I -- colony for my right you know that Americans know that we're gonna get this country back working again and and that has when He had time to be discussed in the future my friends all right governor we'll see you tomorrow night will be in Orlando and we do appreciate you love the other program hope you come back so.
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