The day after at least five possible GOP presidential candidates spoke at an annual gathering of conservatives in Washington D.C., Gov. Rick Perry kicked off the conference’s second day with some Texas-sized rhetoric and a strong response to match.
OXON HILL, Md. — Former presidential candidates and a few new potential White House contenders known for their focus on social values are trying out their speeches, as early auditions for the next Republican presidential contest rolled on Friday at the nation's largest annual gathering of conservative activists.
Gov. Rick Perry kicked off day two of the American Conservative Union’s Conservative Political Action Conference with a barn burner. Perry’s remarks were full of red meat for the mostly young Conservative audience, well delivered and even more well received. Perry’s speech was by far the highlight of this year’s CPAC, at least so far.
Today, no discussion of the world’s economy or economic future is truly complete without including the state of Texas.
That’s a point I made last week as I met with global leaders in business and government at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
The promise and potential I normally greet each New Year with is, this year, being tested by a great sense of peril as Americans face the full brunt of the disastrous impacts of Obamacare in 2014. The delays, deceit and debacles that marked Obamacare’s rollout in 2013 show no signs of slowing in the new year.
As the Texas Department of Insurance develops rules for Obamacare navigators, the Obama administration is resorting to a tried-and-true political tactic: pointing fingers. According to some, like Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Obamacare would be going along swimmingly if it weren’t for all those pesky Texans getting in the way.
The Republican Party will have to be more than the “anti-Obama party” if it expects to regain power in Washington, Texas Gov. Rick Perry said in Greenville today.
“We can’t be the anti-Obama party. That’s not a vision. It’s a message, but I don’t think it’s a wining message,” Perry told GreenvilleOnline.com after speaking at the downtown Hyatt during the annual meeting of the Electric Co-Ops of South Carolina.
With the social media frenzy at a fever pitch, people may be excused for thinking that Silicon Valley is still the main engine for growth in the technology sector. But a close look at employment data over time shows that tech jobs are dispersing beyond the Valley and its much-celebrated urban annex of San Francisco.
Where are Americans moving, and why? Timothy Noah, writing in the Washington Monthly, professes to be puzzled. He points out that people have been moving out of states with high per capita incomes -- Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Maryland -- to states with lower income levels.
How do you create opportunity? As governor of the state that has created three out of every 10 jobs in America over the last 10 years, that's what I get asked most often. My reply is simple: It's not a trade secret, it's common sense. We maintain low taxes, smart regulations and fair courts.
The results are indisputable; despite a population surging by 1,000 people a day, our unemployment rate is consistently below the national average, dropping to 6.4% just last month.
No doubt our record of success makes states that overtax, overregulate and overlitigate nervous. It should.