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Only averaged six was on fire like FaceBook new evidence today that Americans are just spent major retailers posting their worst sales since 2000 -- -- -- -- And targets.
You know what they all we're missing their sales targets last month as worker productivity posted its biggest drop in a year all of this not good news ahead of tomorrow's crucial jobs report.
My next guest knows what it takes a great jobs his state is created more than one point two million albums and he took office more than a decade ago.
Texas Republican governor Rick Perry joining me right now exclusively.
In this nationally televised interview governor good to have you back welcome.
Are now going to be you sir.
Would you don't pretty good about that not quite as good as if you were FaceBook.
Key player but nevertheless Nazi -- The thing the first place that FaceBook located outside of California was to Austin, Texas is that is that had been we've been -- mark expand its company.
If you give you any shares for that.
No -- but he gave -- any opportunities to hire people in Austin, Texas so that's our that's our MO.
Well you know it's interesting the governor one of the keys to expanding as it Carl's junior the big.
-- folks did so in your state and others because they felt that there was a very favorable tax environment.
Very pro business environment.
If -- -- obviously there might have been been seizing on that as well.
The argument is that nationally.
The environment for companies is not that way and that a lot of them.
Have all this casts.
Oh you know overseas and they're not bringing it back when -- make it.
Well certainly I think the tax structure in the United States and corporate tax structure in particular one I think that we talked about during the presidential election was how do you lure these.
Companies back and into the United States.
And listen taxes and regulation.
Are really what drive the corporate decision making -- for that matter a small business.
Man and woman who's trying to decide whether or not they're going to.
Expand their business it's about taxes it's about regulation and in some cases about the legal structure is well.
And one of the reasons -- Texas is the best place in the country to do business according to CEO magazine -- -- -- day before yesterday as they ranked.
The states again for twenty.
Is taxes and regulation quality.
Quality of your order of your workforce is obviously part of that is well.
But they have you know the right you 650.
Corporate leaders across the country you were.
Asked to measure this -- to this matrix of taxes and regulation legal system quality alive the quality of the work force.
And Texas came in number one.
Florida was number two Rick Scott's done a great job of competing.
Looking at that list Louisiana.
Moved up fourteen places.
Bobby general understands keep in taxes and regulations.
As thoughtful and is as low as you can from the standpoint of taxes and regulations that are fair -- predictable.
It's not rocket science -- it's having the confidence that the private sector actually knows how to run their own businesses and that they don't need big.
Government tell him how to run their business and now allow them the freedom to do that that's nine out of those ten.
So that's that's been -- Romney's messages you know governor that he has the business in the private sector experience.
Proceeding just his days as governor of Massachusetts.
That you criticize says his senate record in Massachusetts's governor.
Are you more comfortable with him now do you support and now.
And if you.
Oh absolutely have endorsed -- a heck -- lot more comfortable with him that I am Barack Obama and that's going to be our choice but you were -- her and her.
Newt Gingrich and obvious in big -- it's pulling out yesterday.
And he did mentioned you and thank you for your support what do you think happened there.
No I think.
Hey Ali that up to the political pundits the reason we have contest.
Is to pick a winner and we've done that Mitt Romney will be our nominate.
He will be -- ten times better then him Barack Obama particularly when it comes to the economy.
And as and they said in 1992 it's the economy stupid.
It's still about the economy and Newt Gingrich.
Any of our candidates but particularly.
Mitt he's gonna be our nominee we're going to be behind him and god help us if he doesn't win.
But as you've heard governor and as Newt Gingrich himself -- brought up in the past and and other conservative candidates Rick Santorum among.
Among them that this is not the fire.
For Mitt Romney that there was for.
Some of the more of a -- -- in the race.
And that that's going to be hard to win him back over.
-- -- get a.
I suggest see we better get a fire going.
Four more years of Barack Obama when you look at these.
That is on the future generations when you look at what he's talking about doing from the standpoint of coming -- And telling states how to run their business from -- this isn't even in the ballpark of close.
Has to when this presidential election in November 2012.
Our country truly is going to be on the precipice of a bankruptcy and and international affairs that I was suggesting in none of us are gonna lie all right so.
The you don't think they'll be any conservatives dragging their feeder doing as they did in 1976.
For Jimmy Carter after their candidate Ronald Reagan narrowly lost the nomination to Gerald Ford but does not voting at all you'd think they'll still votes.
I never thought.
I never thought there would be anybody.
That would make Jimmy Carter look good Barack Obama is doing.
On Barack Obama -- on.
Though the -- and it has been -- things are looking better some of these slowing economic numbers notwithstanding.
The trend is their friend or use you disagree.
You've seen that is that things reversing -- what what.
Well I don't know whether they will reverse or not we just found ourselves in such a deep hole that you know quit -- that's the first thing you do when that occurs.
And start putting policies in the place you know if this president cares about this country.
He'll work on the tax structure.
-- old he'll quit spending money that we don't have.
Look this is spending problem that we've got in and Washington DC.
And the idea that you can continue to spend and spend.
And it's not gonna have an impact.
You know Tom Coburn had some very.
Remarks -- yesterday when he talked about.
The precipice at this country's on.
I agree with tonight we have to make changes and we have to make changes in a hurry a Mitt Romney understands that.
Barack Obama has clearly showed us what direction he wants to take America.
Both economically and international and I'm not sure that the bulk of the Americans really want that when when when we look at.
The out years.
If we god forbid are looking at another meltdown from.
In the fall governor even sooner some of said that you know a lot of these banks -- still precarious positions certainly the world doesn't look much better at this moment.
Would you advise governor Romney as the likely Republican nominee.
Helping banks not bailing out any banks he was for those ballots you were critical of that during the nominating process.
Would you still feel the same one.
I think Mitt today understands that too big to fell I've heard him say that own members it.
Occasions is not appropriate.
And that good.
This economic models.
You know supply and demand.
They work the simplicity of that.
Is truly important for us to get back to and and bailing out whether it's.
Wall -- -- whether it's.
Motor companies is bad public policy.
We have bankruptcy laws in place to sort through those types of bad decision making some people that have been made -- no fault of their -- that they went bankrupt but do you.
And they really zero you're not gonna go through it I apologists are but do you think that down.
This is what.
It's helping to put on these bailouts they we do well of them and in key swing states where.
They've been the big beneficiaries.
The numbers are swinging the president's way.
Karl Rove in fact has that the president a distinct electoral vote advantage because of that.
Not exclusive because -- but what do you make of that do you think Carl's electoral math is right the president has a clearance.
I have no idea whether his maps right now I don't think anyone else has an idea what -- that's writer not the issue is.
We've got to do what's right for the long term.
Countries benefits -- and and bailing out corporate entities that are quote too big to fail.
Bailing out car companies are not this country's best interest -- guarantee it.
Had GM gone through the type of restructuring people was still had their job -- is still had their pensions.
And the company would have been.
More stable and -- suggest he would.
Michigan's economy would be in better shape.
Both short term and long term would that type of thoughtful approach rather than government coming in putting untold amounts of money into it.
Few people making out like bandits on Wall Street.
But the American people really taken a bath.
Dancing again thank you very much you know it's good to see you got bush senior Governor --
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