i don’t think the federal government should be involved in that type of investment, period.Rick Perry, speaking on Solyndra, the solar technology company which received a government loan guarantee of over $500 million before filing for bankruptcy. He explained that he doesn’t have a problem with states leveraging its funds to try to spark innovation and hiring, however, and that’s a good thing — Perry has been proactive in pushing for certain industry subsidies within Texas.
The fact of the matter is, the issue is, we need to have a balanced budget amendment in the United States Constitution.
Rick Perry, giving this eventual answer to a question asking him if he agreed with a clip of former President Ronald Reagan, stressing the need for compromise on tax increases versus spending cuts.
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It’s time for another American declaration of independence, it’s time for energy independence.Rick Perry, speaking on jobs in the energy industry on his first statement of the night.
» All aboard the Cain Train! Republicans in North Carolina, Nebraska, and West Virginia want Herman Cain as their nominee—he leads all of his opponents in a new PPP poll. A Washington Post/ABC poll released today showed Cain tied with Perry for second nationally, and two polls last week also showed evidence of Cain Fever sweeping the nation. This seems to be at the expense of Rick Perry, who’s collapsing just as fast as Cain is rising (in North Carolina alone, more than half of his supporters have abandoned him, and a Fox News poll last week showed him losing ten points in a month). Romney is still the (perpetually-endangered) frontrunner, but there’s a plausible argument to be made that Cain is now in the top-tier of candidates. Of course, the same thing was once said of both Donald Trump and Michele Bachmann, so take that as you will.
My reaction is, that’s just very insensitive. [There] isn’t a more vile, negative word than the N-word, and for him to leave it there as long as he did, before I hear that they finally painted over it, is just plain insensitive to a lot of black people in this country.Herman Cain • Complaining about the hunting camp Rick Perry once owned, which once had a name that included a racial slur (we’ll let you figure out which one). Perry’s camp already came out on the defensive against this, claiming it was painted over long ago, and the quickly-rising Cain (who just won another straw poll) has every reason in the world to combat this. Perry will have to work hard to come back from this mess. source (via • follow)