Texas, Fla. governors 'fishing' for top spot in job creation
Govs. Perry, Scott speak out
- Duration 8:02
- Date Aug 13, 2012
Govs. Perry, Scott speak out
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Well America on the job hunt and other governors of what many considered it to most business friendly states in the nation are duking it out for the top spot.
Exactly how are they doing as well with a friendly -- -- -- -- Well -- -- Texas governor Rick Perry at these words Florida governor Rick Scott may be nipping at his heels.
I'm not worried about its influence things I'm proud that's the governors and put tax and regulatory and and legal policies in the place nobody general -- -- -- Eastern Shore is to have one that really puts the pressure on you got Susanna Martinez over in the western side in New Mexico and Mary Fallon Oklahoma.
So I'm surrounded by some people who get it about economic development but.
It just makes us work that much harder you know we -- loser pay this last session of the legislature so.
We're not just that no there whether he propped up in Texas were working hard do be even more competitive -- -- -- a governor they don't have.
-- tax that yeah that's right are you worried as aggression.
Are you how much are you worried now we we cut property taxes over two million dollars we've got other business -- -- Two -- a cup irritated at seventeen under regulations.
So are you worried yet.
Well and say I'm worried that I pay attention so I think that's what all governors do are they shouldn't be doing.
Well governor apparently pay attention to the fact that.
For some reason you haven't been invited to speak at the convention but that guy next to us.
Hello hello how is it is -- is good luck trying to I thought want to have a now paid nearly as what to make sure we have a trophy today for this tournament and I just want to give it to Governor Perry.
You know he's won -- lot of things like that here today.
Now he did get -- we don't -- the thought -- -- -- wrist ever gotten the biggest the biggest fish but by far.
But as far as my -- BC's number two so far to -- few things that they don't have a very banks that so he can you really appreciate things -- really appreciate that so.
When you when you can put us at number two job creation and I told him really big trophy at Soviet -- be a good -- go to.
When they broke it okay let us again Governor -- then maybe that -- you without sounding like parties morrow will make up for the night.
You're not being invited to speak to big events -- and he is the debt doesn't bother you.
Yeah it's a great honor for me to get the lead the Texas delegation so.
I don't get high up on whether I'm going to be speaking or not I think what governor Romney wants me to do is to go across this country and talk about.
Economic policies and then what he and then Paul -- gonna do for this country that's.
That's what really matters I don't get hung up on you know who's going to be speaking in what slaughter what time.
Any award talk we're all talking about what Texas is done -- Texas has been the number one for eight years and job creation we're all all of us a wanna build jobs we're doing Texas is done.
Make it better for business people.
Business people great -- lower taxes less regulation less -- Scott.
I know that they wanted to -- that you'd want to showcase that of the convention but that guy next he should be -- it is not being so bad stuff.
I'll I'll probably have to talk about him a little bit yeah that's good and -- you.
-- -- -- I'm gonna talk about what Texas is doing what Ford is doing but Bobby Jindal is doing we're competing.
And we're continuing with the in the global market we've got to make sure our states in our country this race is going to be about jobs being governor Romney.
Congressman Ryan they're going to be there the right team to make sure that the federal government does what we're doing in our stakes -- give us our power back let us figure out how to.
Fix our states don't we don't want -- centralized Soviet style government.
We would have to have fifty laboratories and will figured out if they've gotta repair this of the better comic try to do -- detonated -- that governor -- today.
Point you mentioned Paul Ryan.
Many argue that he's -- and that's good you're state a lot of seniors don't like his Medicare prescription plan.
They think -- and I elderly you've heard all the rap against him you did this pick -- Mitt Romney.
Hurt the GOP's chances of carrying your status November.
Let's remember this is going to be governor Romney's plan we're gonna work with governor Romney he's got a -- to make sure that seniors get taken care of we have 3.3 million Medicare recipients in our state.
I'm gonna work tirelessly I'm sure got -- dissenting in Texas to make sure our Medicare recipients continue to get -- that's the key here we've got to continue to make sure they get here.
But we're gonna balance our budget we're gonna do all the right things to make this the best of governors -- Do you support what what Paul Ryan wants to do but I will get to -- -- -- on this but on this issue particularly in Florida are you.
Open to that site that paring back in Medicare.
And switching to a private voucher system that Paul Ryan wants for Medicare recipients on the road.
Let's all remember it's going to be governor Romney's blank -- you know I had what are you -- -- -- -- I knew what Medicare.
I'm gonna support congress support a plan to make sure our Medicare recipients we have 3.3 million in Florida.
I'm gonna make sure they continue -- here they -- the system we've got to make sure we keep that's just.
-- going all right governments everywhere even I think that's I think that says the real issue here.
Is that people were on Social Security to folks that are have in the Medicaid that this still going to be there for the the Democrats are gonna try to scare people and say -- they're gonna cared what you know -- away from you know we're not.
What about it and we are inundated me governor that are his wish they -- know what what we what we will do.
Is in the out years people like my children that are 4926.
They know that if we leave the system in place it's in there today they're Huckabee is not going to be there form so.
The idea that we ought to sit back in -- sale we can't touch you need these we ought not talk about where we shouldn't be projecting out in the future how to save.
Our children and our grandchildren is just nonsense so.
The idea that we ought not be having that conversation is not correct we should and I think American -- by and large will not buy into the scare tactics that Obama administration.
And and in his blacks will be out trying to.
But we're all you didn't -- -- got -- narrow but you mention governor -- six -- nine euros they should they should sort of could be you get an opportunity.
Sit to have something down the road for them would that be to cut -- -- that if you are that young did you should be veering toward a different type of the system.
Because Paul Ryan has his much older than that in that in the forties right now.
Well I think he ought to we're gonna have a conversation.
Any idea that we're gonna draw a piece of legislation.
Here and and you know -- of 2012.
Is not correct we're not going to do that let's have a conversation though.
And start a dialogue between the people of this country -- one of the things that -- governor Scott said that is so important.
Who do you want making the decisions for you.
You wanna centralize Washington DC.
Federal government making those decisions.
Or should you push those back into the states and allow people.
Who are closer to the people to make those decisions on a host of issues whether it's education whether it's transportation infrastructure whether it's health care.
We've got Obama and his administration that think all of those decisions need to make.
He made in Washington DC we disagree with that I think most Americans they.
It governor Scott your state like -- is going to be about jobs I think you're right about that but in India and gentlemen and at Virginia governor's gotten your statements of improvements you've seen.
Much as Governor Perry is seen -- his state.
Do you think the president benefits obviously Texas is article for Democrats but in your state the president leads in statewide polls.
Maybe some Republicans say because of what you've done as governor.
And that the president's gonna benefit from that a November what -- ago.
Does this look is going to be one poll that matters it's going to be election November and governor Romney will get his plan out is to be a plan to get -- stay back to work.
I got elected donate on a very similar campaign our state that elected me did make -- tough choices in your state back to work he gets what it works.
Biggest drop in unemployment of them once -- last eighteen months.
40% people -- women are off unemployment today 127000.
Private sector jobs.
That's what people gonna vote for and that's why governor -- is gonna become the next president United States.
All right we shall see in an.