Perry to sign conservative limited government pledge
September 28th, 2011
05:53 PM ET
7 years ago

Perry to sign conservative limited government pledge

Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry will sign a pledge Friday to limit government and cut taxes, fees and regulations were he to be elected president, according to an advance copy of a campaign statement.

The pledge is sponsored by conservative group Americans for Prosperity.

Perry will sign the pledge at his first town hall in Derry, New Hampshire.

Filed under: 2012 • Rick Perry
soundoff (79 Responses)
  1. ED FL

    I hope his wife approves,apparently she controls what and how he says or does. If this Texas turkey has any shame at all he should quit now before his campaign gets more ridiculous than it is.

    September 28, 2011 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  2. GI Joe

    Uh - that should disqualify him from ALL pubic offices. Pledging to uphold something for ANY group over any other group is NOT upholding the constitution.

    It's treasonous. It will make him a TRAITOR TO THE U.S.A. Bring forth the firing squad!

    September 28, 2011 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  3. Louisiana Man

    WAKE UP EVERYONE! Pick Perry and capitalistic pals = bed partners. And they absolutely will NOT rest or permit ANYTHING or ANYONE to get between them and their intended goal-
    TO SCREW THE WORKERS and dominate ALL reforms, regulations, tax codes, laws, etc. THEIR WAY.
    STOP this madness now!!

    September 28, 2011 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  4. GI Joe


    September 28, 2011 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  5. dixy

    Funny. I do business and pleasure in Texas, am licensed for business in Texas and all my fellow Texans smile knowing the line "You can do anything you want in Texas as long as you're willing to pay the fee and buy the license". I have NEVER seen a fee or license cost go down in the years Gov Perry has run the state... and now he wants us to believe he will do what he has never done as Governor if he becomes President?

    September 28, 2011 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  6. Brian

    What a loser. He can't think for himself, so he allows surface-thinkers to make decisions for him and tie him to an approach the could be deleterious for the country. Can someone say: "Yesterday's news"?

    September 28, 2011 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  7. Nick M

    I'm curious as to how somebody can claim to be a legitimate candidate for becoming the leader of the free world while signing a pledge which would severely limit his options in any given situation.

    Do we really have to take this guy seriously?

    September 28, 2011 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  8. Tubby the Tuba Texas

    He isn't talking about NO taxes for the middle class, but only for the filthy he is now!

    September 28, 2011 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  9. Conrack

    Signing pleges to certain groups or individuals is not part of the political system of a republic. Represent all the people or stay home and pander to the people who own you.

    September 28, 2011 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  10. Donkey Party

    Here's an idea, why don't all you America-hating anarchists move to Somalia and give their limited government a try?

    September 28, 2011 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  11. Debbie

    So in other words Perry just signed an agreement with the Koch Brothers. Just sold his soul to the highest bidder.

    September 28, 2011 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  12. LD

    I don't understand how a person running to represent a district, state or in Perry case the nation is allowed to sign any type of signing some random document just for votes, is no different from being bought by corporation lobbyist, it should be illegal. I would never vote for someone who has pledge his loyalty to an organization, now when a decision has to made for the good of the country, he has to consider his pledge in making that decision. The Repugs always talk of freedom and independence yet they all sign these idiotic pledges....unbelievable that this is allowed.

    September 28, 2011 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  13. tim utz, minnesota

    Signing a pledge changes the character of an individual? Not much more to say.

    September 28, 2011 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  14. myk_H

    Americans for "prosperity of the already wealthy and holding the ones that aren't". What a cop out! A fool who can't think for himself or make-up his mind, signing pledges so he won't have to make any choices.

    September 28, 2011 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  15. Jesse

    It is absolutely ridiculous that politicians feel it is necessary to sign these type of pledges to please fringe groups. Any public official, especially a president must have the vision to realize that circumstances change and government must adapt. I find it vary narrow-minded of anybody that signs these, and gives them the excuse to avoid compromise. Our near default and credit downgrade is a prime example of this.

    September 28, 2011 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |
  16. Toto

    Ok Perry, let's have no regulation of the financial markets. Oh wait we already do. That's why we are in this mess. OK let's have no food and drug regulations, that way when we get sick, we can all get sicker. OK let's have no regulation of the airline industry by the FAA, that way when the airlines decide to skip maintenance and they crash we can feel good. In fact lets not have a consumer products safety commission either. That way when kids are harmed we wont have those inconvenient recalls. Let's have no money for roads, so what if they crumble.

    All the repulsicans want is globalization of our US jobs so very rich corporatons and their shareholder can reap billions and pay no taxes. Meanwhile we working folks face layoffs because the companies want to make their products in China, Mexico and everywhere else so they can give their shareholders bigger dividends. There is no such thing as corporate responsibilty anymore. Its all about the almighty dollar.

    September 28, 2011 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  17. TEW

    What ever happened to "I pledge Allegence To The Flag of the United States of America" Why are all these crazy GOP folks signing pledges to every Tom, Dick and Harry convervative organization just to gain their approval. Perry as with all the other Presidential candidates are supposed to be for ALL of the people not just a select group. Any person who makes a pledge to an individual group should be automatically disqualified to run for the office of President of the US

    September 28, 2011 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  18. W

    What is this crap with all these Republicans signing the Prosperity for America Pledge? Aren't they supposed to be representing their constituents?

    September 28, 2011 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  19. midleclssfan

    Yet another reason to not vote for this man,

    September 28, 2011 09:13 pm at 9:13 pm |
  20. texan

    That`s right Perry, sign your brain away-– box yourself into a corner. I won`t vote for anyone that has signed pledges to an ideology that favor a radical bunch

    September 28, 2011 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
  21. Will

    In other words Rick Perry is pledging to KARL ROVE & the KOCH BROTHERS ONLY because Karl Rove runs Americans for Prosperity, and it is funded by the Koch Brothers.

    September 28, 2011 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  22. Ron

    I told you this moron was a fraud! He's like the guy from Tropic Thunder: "I'm the dude playing the democrat playing the republican playing the tea party due." That's just great! Tee POTUS will sign a pledge to an organization instead of the pledge of allegiance. Perfect! Somebody put a fork in him; he's done.

    September 28, 2011 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  23. RAY

    Pledge to county is secondary?

    September 28, 2011 09:32 pm at 9:32 pm |
  24. Katie B from NC

    Americans for Prosperity? That's just another one of David Koch's front groups. This isn't news; Parry sold his soul to that ol' devil a long time ago.

    September 28, 2011 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  25. ramamongstsheep

    So... pretty much the same nonsense that got us in this boat to begin with. How about instead of fencing the border with Mexico, we just fence Texas instead. Their politicians seem to do more damage than Illegals. The Illegals are willing to work. Perry? Not so much.

    September 28, 2011 09:37 pm at 9:37 pm |
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