Perry to sign conservative limited government pledge
September 28th, 2011
05:53 PM ET
3 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
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  1. Anthony... proud tax payer

    So he's basically pledging to help the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. Well.. at least we know where he stands and will have it in writing. Dunce.

    September 28, 2011 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  2. A bag of Hammers

    This guy makes us look smart

    September 28, 2011 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  3. Mr. Moderate

    Yet more proof that the Republican party is a wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries. And they complain about George Soros.

    What I love about the tea partiers is how they are constantly complaining about the future we are leaving for our children and grandchildren yet with taxes at their lowest rates since 1950s they refuse to step up and sacrifice to help get the deficit under control by paying slightly higher taxes. Admit it everyone., we are ALL responsible for this deficit. Your tea partiers are all so high and mighty on fiscal responsibility, but unless you were voting straight ticket Democrat in the last decade, much of this debt lies on your shoulders.

    September 28, 2011 10:16 pm at 10:16 pm |
  4. John

    It should be Against the LAW to sign a Pledge If you win , because If you win you are to swear to a oath of office. And that Oath Is for all American People Not just for a group of People. If you sign a Pledge will mean that you are not worry about America or the American people , just to these Group.

    September 28, 2011 10:17 pm at 10:17 pm |
  5. jpzippo

    the pledge should be to the oath of office and to no other group!

    September 28, 2011 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
  6. todd in DC

    Another way of saying he'll take away Social Security, Medicare, and unemployment/welfare benefits. But at least he will replace all that with a tax cut that will benefit the top 2% of Americans, so it all evens out.

    September 28, 2011 10:28 pm at 10:28 pm |
  7. T'sah from Virginia

    ►Texas Gov. Rick Perry will sign a pledge Friday to limit government and cut taxes, fees and regulations were he to be elected president...◄

    Oh well – that's DEAD!!

    Obama/Biden 2012!!

    September 28, 2011 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm |
  8. GRofPA

    G Bush is smart compared to this bufoon.

    September 28, 2011 10:48 pm at 10:48 pm |
  9. GRofPA

    Bush is smarter tahn this guy

    September 28, 2011 10:48 pm at 10:48 pm |
  10. MaryM

    Oh yea, lets sign more pledges to special interest like norquist so you can pledge your loyality to that special interest instead of the American people. What a bunch of idiots. You definitely will NOT get my vote.

    September 28, 2011 11:00 pm at 11:00 pm |
  11. LegendRx

    Perry to sign on the devil"s dotted line and in the end the devil will have your soul in hell . . . I'm just saying, republicans want the white house so desperately bad, that they would be willingly to sell their soul to the devil. Pledging to further destroy America.

    September 28, 2011 11:57 pm at 11:57 pm |
  12. J.V.hodgson

    Another pledge document.... I really do fail to see why these are necessary it stinks of my word alone cannot be trusted.If we have got to that point in politics I see no hope for this nation. If you limit government You lose employees AND more importantly whatever support or monetaty benefits come out of personal cash and he cannot cut taxes by enough to cover the cost its just hidden taxes. Remember y'all the current cry is 50 % of the nation dont pay federal tax anyway. so the message is the poor have to gey by on less and less and the over $50,000 pay for more services they used to get free... those over 200K dont care as it may mean only bi weekly visits to the second house in the country. Forthem the real shock will come for allthose with apre existing condition premiums will rise not by 9% as now but could go as high as 100% or copays become much wider.
    Time to realise that what the government stops paying for/doing has to be picked up out of income from somewhere of someone.
    Regards
    Hodgson.

    September 29, 2011 12:01 am at 12:01 am |
  13. ThinkAgain

    Parry: I solemnly swear to be the puppet whose strings are controlled by Grover Norquist, Karl Rove, Dick Army, the Koch brothers and Dick Cheney. Amen.

    September 29, 2011 12:31 am at 12:31 am |
  14. IVOTE

    Stick a fork in him because he is done/

    September 29, 2011 12:35 am at 12:35 am |
  15. PAST THE "AMERICAN JOBS ACT" NOW!!!!!!!

    Rick Perry is slow on the draw, and slow in thinking. No more stupid pledges!

    September 29, 2011 12:46 am at 12:46 am |
  16. excfo

    If this guy gets elected, the US debt rating will be lowered to junk bond status. How can he sign a pledge in advance of knowing what kinds of problems may arise? Some problems require increasing the size and funding of the Federal Government. Suppose Russia bombed Anchorage. Right away, Perry would have to violate his pledge. This guy should get on the cover of Time, as the panderer of the year. Say anything to the Anti-Federalists, posing as the Tea Party, to get elected. He's as dumb as Bush 43, but he has nicer clothes and tasseled loafers. If he had been in power in the 1930's, we probably would not have had military airplanes; after all, they are not specifically authorized in the Constitution; only the Militia and the Navy are. And, if he had followed his pledge, he certainly would have vetoed the outlandish cost of developing fighters and bombers, and we would have lost WW2. As Bugs Bunny liked to say, "what a maroon".

    September 29, 2011 12:53 am at 12:53 am |
  17. Aaron

    And another Repubs signed a pledge to help out the rich. He seemed different than the other Repubs, but they're obviously all the same.

    September 29, 2011 12:57 am at 12:57 am |
  18. thomas

    Why not a Tattoo on his behind ?

    Or maybe Roman numerals for each person he executed in the name Christ !

    September 29, 2011 12:58 am at 12:58 am |
  19. Bill in Florida

    Considering all the calamity that this pledge would cause if enacted, it's a good thing Perry will not get near the White House, unless President Obama invites him to visit, to see what areal leader does.

    September 29, 2011 01:03 am at 1:03 am |
  20. Ex-GOP Con

    So what Rick Bush is telling me is that he is not going to do things that is best for the American people....but instead he is committing himself to just a small group of Americans. I think I've made my decision as to who I am voting for in 2012.

    September 29, 2011 02:15 am at 2:15 am |
  21. Marry

    …is Perry desperate or what? Going the “Bachmann way”? Giving away capacity to act before you even in a position to act? Looks like even he does not believe that he is “presidential material”!

    Nailing the Tea-Party vote (10%)?
    Losing the general vote (60%)!
    Do not know yet what to vote for… (30%?)
    So, he thinks he can win with maximal 40%?

    September 29, 2011 02:28 am at 2:28 am |
  22. Steve

    Wow, another hand tying, future fail pledge. I guess when its all the republicans have anymore, you gotta run with it.

    September 29, 2011 03:21 am at 3:21 am |
  23. mac

    Sounds just like what Bush did before the economy went south. If it is such good ideas , how did we every get into this mess?

    September 29, 2011 05:44 am at 5:44 am |
  24. Ain't life strange?

    So... American's for Prosperity wants to cut taxes, fees and regulations, huh? Sounds to me like the only ones who will 'prosper' will be the wealthy... again. What have the republicans done for you ( poor and middle class) lately??

    September 29, 2011 05:53 am at 5:53 am |
  25. NoTags

    Perry, just like any other scumbag politician, will sign anything for any special interest group where they believe that pick up a few votes.

    None of todays politicians care about the public, they only care about special interest groups and corporate lobbyists.

    September 29, 2011 06:34 am at 6:34 am |
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