Perry ‘welcomes’ Obama to Texas with jobs video

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With President Obama visiting Texas to promote his jobs bill, Texas Governor and GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry released a “welcome” video featuring a lesson on how to actually create jobs.

The video, dubbed “Jobs 101,” features a big “Welcome to Texas President Obama” banner and compares the “Obama way” of job creation with Rick Perry’s style.

“Jobs 101” points out that despite promises that Obama’s 2009 Recovery and Reinvestment Act would “save or create” 3.5 million jobs over two years, the economy lost 1.7 million jobs since its passage to August 2011.

“Shovel-ready was not as shovel ready as we expected,” the video quotes Obama saying, before plastering a grade of “F” over his June 13 statement.


“Jobs 101” then cuts to Perry explaining his “4 Core Principles” for job creation.

“One, is don’t spend all of the money. Two, you know, is keeping the taxes low and under control,” Perry says in the video. “Three is you have your regulatory climate fair and predictable. Four is reform the legal system so frivolous lawsuits don’t paralyze the employers that are trying to create jobs. And over the years we have followed this recipe to produce the strongest economy in the nation. Since June 2009 Texas is responsible for more than 40 percent of all of the new jobs created in America.”

Perry spokesman Mark Miner added that Obama should be looking to Texas for solutions instead of presiding over a government that spends more and more money.

“If President Obama was serious about job creation, he would use the Texas model of low taxes and limited government that has created almost forty percent of all jobs in America since June 2009,” said Miner. “Billions of dollars in spending is not the answer to turning around the nation’s economic troubles created by the president.”

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