Saturday, October 5, 2013

Gov. Rick Perry on difference between TX and CA: “We don’t judge success” by number of welfare cases

“Jerry Brown is very capable, thoughtful fellow,” he said. “He just has a different outlook than I do.” - SF Chronicle

“California has substantially more liberal public assistance programs,’’ said Perry, considered a possible 2016 GOP presidential candidate, in a wide-ranging interview with the San Francisco Chronicle. “This is a state that’s going bankrupt. You have huge debt out here..and part of that is driven by these very expensive, very rich programs.”

“We judge success by the number of people that have a job,’’ said Perry, who has been a vociferous critic of the Affordable Care Act.

He said working Texans are free to “go buy (health) insurance, or be in a company that delivers that health care for them. That’s the real future of America.”

Perry made the comments in an interview with the Chronicle after a press conference touting Americans for Economic Freedom, a program aimed at raising what he called a “blue state, red state” conversation to address the migration of jobs.