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Jay Leno and here we are the polls are all our all over the place for the GOP presidential race for the latest numbers are out as of yesterday.
The first -- we could tell since the debate earlier in the week.
And they show that Rick Perry has slid to fourth place by Newt Gingrich Mitt Romney and Herman Cain presidential candidate governor Rick Perry joins us live right now from Pittsburgh more and you -- Good market now are yet.
I'm doing okay -- just a moment ago in that commercial timeout the governor's sounded like you were singing the lullaby.
At I was telling the ladies here than that -- they'll sing that song one of these days to their children what song was it.
Hi this is a lull but it and we -- our children when they were early on and it's -- all right let's talk a little bit about the polls -- slid into fourth place in the Rasmussen poll after.
The debate the other night.
-- poles are gonna go up and down I'd run for governor three times in the state of Texas and I've been ahead and I've been behind it.
Now's not the time to be worried about your position in the polls we know they change.
I don't know how many people -- ahead but.
People are not worried about polls right now there -- about jobs.
And that's fine Pittsburgh in -- US still.
Here a couple hours summit to be standing up and sharing what Americans a plan that -- get one point two million Americans work and don't need congress -- involvement does the president.
Who has the courage to stand up to open up our federal lands and waters to pull back those.
Job killing regulations that have been going forward.
And to rebuild the EPA's.
Issues can truly get Americans were -- people sitting around them coffee table this morning.
In their living -- are worried about the future of this country word about how they're gonna get back to war.
This is a plan that will open up this treasure trove of resources it worse it not in this country.
Make America energy secure and create millions of job.
And I think governor -- was so important that you did come out with a plan now today because of course her McCain has his 999 plan which is -- in getting a tremendous amount of attention.
And Mitt Romney had his 59 point plan.
-- but I do want to go back to that to the poll numbers because I think.
It has to be somewhat disheartening to have come into this race and be the front runner right away and then.
People started hearing potentially about your policies specifically immigration.
And paying for in state tuition for illegal immigrants and I think some conservative said that they just didn't want to be on board with fat.
Well again -- I -- spent a lot of time worrying about the polls.
An actor people really find out what we did the state of Texas that dozen individuals pay full in state tuition.
And the choice was what going to be whether or not we picked up the cost of having among government programs or they paid full stake in tuition.
In state tuition they were pursuing citizenship and becoming part of the skilled workforce.
Texans chose the latter.
Every state can make that decision on around but in the state of Texas we decided we'd rather have taxpayers.
And tax oysters.
The governor -- would you feel we should do with the illegal immigrants that are here right now.
Not only with school but what do we would have -- to them.
Well this is an issue that is been.
Pushed upon the governors of of all the states frankly because of the federal government absolute failure.
To defend that border -- I think that's the issue that we got to get focused on.
And I've been dealing with a for a decade as the governor taxes we put 400 million dollars on that border to.
Parts of it for drug cartels.
Are putting our citizens and and in danger we put Texas ranger recon teams boots -- nobody is -- federal government needs to truly affected.
I know governor they'll be great to keep map what about the people that are here what do we do with them.
Well that's a conversation that that we've we've got to have with the with congress in the country but I go back to.
That that is not an issue that we're going to be able to deal with until we secure that border.
And securing the border with the boots on the ground in the technology just to securing create a virtual wall I know how to do that.
But you gotta have a federal government committed to that and then at that particular point in time we can have a legitimate conversation about how to reform.
Immigration in this country.
Also let's talk a little bit about we just heard about -- McCain's 999 plan reminded that -- -- shot up in the polls.
I know your wife.
Took a little shot at 999 yesterday we're gonna play a little clip.
Her from South Carolina first -- -- -- As a health care professional.
When I -- 999.
I want to call 911.
Because it will raise the taxes.
If you have a sales tax in South Carolina correct we haven't -- sect in Texas.
It would take our sales mix which is like 825%.
Is gonna head up present infinity 70%.
When -- walk out -- So we it will be the same thing you.
So governor when you hear 999 is that what you think 911 you better dial.
I think my wife is pretty spot all of that you know -- I can't think the voters in New Hampshire nine to get a nine.
Percent increase in and sell sex because.
It's zero up there and well a lot of things like this -- usually come tax go to down to 9% though.
A lot of people like to see their taxes and then the median one -- Is flat and simple five this tax system that we've got but the idea that we're gonna keep that in place and at nine cents a cell -- Americans I'm gonna suggest -- you we're gonna push back on that it's a catchy slogan.
But when you really look at the Washington DC.
The lead that nine -- it is and any of those three places so you need a balanced budget amendment -- been in the money that's the real issue what like we -- in Texas we kept our spinning out of control had a tax system is fair.
Climate fair predictable no legal system -- stop the help pursuing that that it -- -- on on and created a million jobs while America was Lewis isn't gonna happen.
As a woman I got to ask you go about your secret weapon your wife that are we gonna see more of her.
Really speaking the truth and she sees it and is as part of your new strategy to get -- pairing out there in front of people.
Well my wife is very passion about this country is she shared in that clip she is a health care provider she's a nurse.
She's -- daughter of old country doctor and she knows that Obama care will destroy this country's access to health care.
You better believe she's passionate she's gonna be out on the campaign trail professing.
Her belief that America needs a president -- focus on creating jobs didn't read things like obamacare pulling back these job killing regulations.
And focusing every day.
On given people who don't have a job today hope that there is someone who's running for president this focused on creating an environment in this country.
We're job creators know that they can risk their capital and have a return on their investment two and a half million jobs have been killed by this president.
And and his activist.
At the EPA for instance we need a president who open up our federal lands and waters.
And they'll pull back these job killing regulations and they will rebuild that EPA where it's not a job killing agents and governor good luck in your -- in your first big policy speech today in Pittsburgh.
Thanks so much for joining us hope to see -- -- catch soon.
You're welcome will be there this couch this event at that.
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