Texans for Rick Perry releases new ad, “Tough Decisions”

Below is the script and sourcing information for the latest ad from Texans for Rick Perry, “Tough Decisions.”

“Tough Decisions” Script

“As Governor I’ve made some tough decisions.”

“I vetoed more than three billion dollars in spending.”
TEXT ON SCREEN: Vetoed over $3 billion in spending

“Lawmakers and I cut taxes for 40,000 small businesses.”
TEXT ON SCREEN: Cut Taxes

“Now Texas is number one in job creation.”
TEXT: Texas is #1 in job creation

“The nation’s five best housing markets are right here in Texas.”
TEXT ON SCREEN: 5 best housing markets

“We balanced five state budgets and we cut state spending.”
TEXT ON SCREEN: Cut state Spending

“Today we have billions in surplus”

“Thanks to tough conservative decisions, Texas is the best place to do business.”

“Let’s keep it that way.”

Announcer: Governor Rick Perry

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“Tough Decisions” Sourcing

“As Governor I’ve made some tough decisions.”

“I vetoed more than three billion dollars in spending.”
TEXT ON SCREEN: Vetoed over $3 billion in spending
SOURCES:
2001 Veto Proclamation of SB 1, vetoes totaled $555.9 million, http://www.lrl.state.tx.us/scanned/vetoes/77/sb1.pdf
2003 Veto Proclamation of HB 1, vetoed $81.2 million, http://www.lrl.state.tx.us/scanned/vetoes/78/HB1.pdf
2003 Veto Proclamations for HB 2425 and HB 3175, vetoed $200 million, http://www.lrl.state.tx.us/scanned/vetoes/78/hb2425.pdf, http://www.lrl.state.tx.us/scanned/vetoes/78/HB3175.pdf, http://governor.state.tx.us/news/press-release/4871/
2005 Veto Proclamation of SB 1, vetoed $1.7 billion, http://www.lrl.state.tx.us/scanned/vetoes/79/SB1.pdf
2007 Veto Proclamation of HB 1 and HB 15, vetoed $646.5 million, http://www.lrl.state.tx.us/scanned/vetoes/80/HB1.pdf
2009 Veto Proclamation of SB 1, vetoed $288.9 million, http://www.lrl.state.tx.us/scanned/vetoes/81/SB1.pdf
Total: $3.47 billion

“Lawmakers and I cut taxes for 40,000 small businesses.”
TEXT ON SCREEN: Cut Taxes
SOURCE: HB 4765 (81st Session) raising the exemption from $300,000 in total revenues to $1 million, http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/81R/billtext/pdf/H...
40,000 small businesses affected, “Fiscal Notes,” Texas Comptroller, August 2009, http://www.window.state.tx.us/comptrol/fnotes/fn0908/re...

“Now Texas is number one in job creation.”
TEXT ON SCREEN: Texas is #1 in job creation
SOURCE: Texas created more private sector jobs than any other state over the last 10 years and has the lowest unemployment rate among the 10 largest states in the nation.
“Texas Has Largest 10-Year Growth in Private Sector Jobs Among All States,” Texas Workforce Commission, 1/25/10, http://www.twc.state.tx.us/news/press/2010/012510press.pdf

“The nation’s five best housing markets are right here in Texas.”
TEXT ON SCREEN: 5 best housing markets
SOURCE: “The Healthiest Housing Markets for 2009,” Builder Magazine, February 2009 http://www.builderonline.com/local-markets/the-healthie...
1. Houston, Texas
2. Austin, Texas
3. Fort Worth, Texas
4. San Antonio, Texas
5. Dallas, Texas

“We balanced five state budgets and we cut state spending.”
TEXT ON SCREEN: Cut state spending
SOURCES:
Balanced five state budgets:
SB1, 2001, http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?Le...
HB1, 2003, http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?Le...
SB1, 2005, http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?Le...
HB1, 2007, http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?Le...
SB1, 2009, http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?Le...
Cut State Spending:
2009: LBB report on conference committee report from May 2009 for SB1
(the budget); table on page 7 (page 12 of the pdf) shows $1.6 billion reduction in general revenue spending for the 2010-11 biennium, http://www.lbb.state.tx.us/Bill_81/5_Conference/Bill-81...
2003:
Fiscal Size-up from March 2008; Figure 15 on page 8 (page 35 of the
PDF) shows $962 million reduction in general revenue spending for the
2004-05 biennium, http://www.lbb.state.tx.us/Fiscal_Size-up/Fiscal%20Size...

“Today we have billions in surplus”
SOURCE: The comptroller’s certification of the state budget estimates that there will be an $8.2 billion balance in the Economic Stabilization Fund (ESF) at the end of the 2010-11 biennium. See page 7 of certification available online at http://www.window.state.tx.us/taxbud/cre1011/cre10.pdf

“Thanks to tough conservative decisions, Texas is the best place to do business.”
SOURCE: 2009 Best Business Climate
2009 Business Facilities Rankings Report, Business Facilities Magazine, July 2009, http://www.businessfacilities.com/articles/2009-busines...

“Let’s keep it that way.”

Announcer: Governor Rick Perry

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