Tonight at 6:30 ET: Perry vs. O'Malley on economy, jobs
September 18th, 2013
01:41 PM ET
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Tonight at 6:30 ET: Perry vs. O'Malley on economy, jobs

Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Democratic Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley have opposing views on the economy and are doing battle over which state has the better strategy when it comes to jobs and taxes.
The two potential 2016 presidential candidates join hosts

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  1. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    Watching Perry try to put together a coherent sentence is hilarious!

    September 18, 2013 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  2. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    If Gov. Perry intends on running for POTUS again, he can forget about it. His war on women policy in Texas has completely doomed him. All Perry is going to talk about is deregulation. He still hasn't gave an explanation on that explosion that happened in Texas and how deregulation contributed to that explosion.

    September 18, 2013 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  3. CB FL

    Its hard to have a battle of wits with an unarmed man. (Perry)

    September 18, 2013 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  4. Gunderson

    People in Texas run own business. In Maryland, who know for sure. Nero fiddle while Rome burn. You have marsh mellows?

    September 18, 2013 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  5. Gurgyl

    GOP is so pathetic.

    September 18, 2013 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  6. just saying

    perry = free enterprise, private jobs
    omalley = government owned and controlled enterprise, government jobs

    freedom or government slaves? should be good.

    September 18, 2013 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  7. PaulCat

    If you tell the people in Texas you have ocean front property to sell them, they will believe you. All it take is for a republican to say it.

    September 18, 2013 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  8. Sniffit

    "Its hard to have a battle of wits with an unarmed man. (Perry)"

    That's where CNN comes in and helps Perry's nonsense look like legitimate arguments instead of brain-fart ideological nonsense. Have no fear. CNN will help Perry look like an equal so that there can be the appearance of a debate.

    September 18, 2013 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  9. Donna

    Texas... business friendly..... Maryland.... Tax Collector friendly....

    Maryland
    Top income tax rate: 5.75%
    Sales tax: 6%
    Property tax per capita: $1,467
    Inheritance tax: See note*
    Estate tax: 0.8% to 16% with $1 million exemption

    Maryland and New Jersey are the only states with both an estate tax and an inheritance tax. Last year, Maryland raised the income tax rate for single filers with income over $100,000 and joint filers with income over $150,000 to help close a $1 billion budget gap. The tax increase is estimated to add $200 million to Maryland's coffers. The Maryland General Assembly just passed a gas tax increase to pay for road and rail investments.

    Texas
    Sales tax: 6.25%
    Property tax per capita: $1,562

    Texas can afford not to levy income tax on individuals or corporations partly because it earns so much revenue from its tax on natural resources taken from the ground. Oil and gas drilling contributed more than $3.6 billion in 2012 revenue, up from $2.6 billion in 2011. Texas gives a lot back in aid to corporations, with incentive giveaways coming in at around $19 billion per year. Texas is one of four states with a legislature that meets every other year; its legislature is in session in 2013.

    September 18, 2013 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  10. rs

    Perry?! On the economy?! Ha,ha,ha, ha,.......... O'Mally is in a battle of wits with an unarmed opponent.

    September 18, 2013 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  11. just asking

    Sniffit
    CNN will help Perry look like an equal so that there can be the appearance of a debate.
    ---

    just how do you think cnn does this? you have some really bizarre conspiracy theories. time to loosen the tin foil hat and abstain from the koolaide. you don't want to be tipsy when the mothership calls you back.

    September 18, 2013 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  12. rs

    just saying

    perry = free enterprise, private jobs
    omalley = government owned and controlled enterprise, government jobs

    freedom or government slaves? should be good.
    _____________________
    Rather than blather- how about poverty levels as a comparision, or educational attainment?

    September 18, 2013 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  13. rs

    Gunderson

    People in Texas run own business. In Maryland, who know for sure. Nero fiddle while Rome burn. You have marsh mellows?
    _________________________
    Yet another measure of GOP intelligence. Really? Why don't you just say Maryland is a "soocialist" state?- it would be equally intelligent and every bit as accurate.

    September 18, 2013 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  14. kirk

    Well tell ya what Donna, you move to Texas and tell is all how great it is.poor working conditions and low wages don't fly with everyone .when you have huge business and low wages, it speaks volumes about your government in your state.just let the Koch brothers tell you how much you should,make, its not like their getting stinking rich off you, right Donna?

    September 18, 2013 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  15. The Real Tom Paine

    just saying

    Jeff Brown in Jersey
    You must be a real hoot at a party!
    -–

    why thank you... actually i am the life of the party! but i tell it like it is. no bs. the democrats reak of bs and lies at every turn. they lied and conned the american people with obamacare and the train wreck of their leadership over the decades proceeds at full speed. of course, they will just make up more lies and blame it on others. it is the leftist democrat way.
    *************
    Once again, the claim that the GOP is as pure as the driven snow. I always love how the GOP screams that everything during their tenure was such an idyllic period in our history. Too bad they lied, conned and pushed us into attacking Iraq with cooked intelligence, gave billions to their friends with no-bid contracts, then have the arrogance to claim the recession was all due to Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi for being in charge of the Legislative branch for a mere 2 years. Amazing how their gutting of the State Department security budget goes unmentioned during their daily rants, especially since its a department the GOP has historically despised. Amazing how they seem to think that double-digit increases in health insurance premiums, without a corresponding increase in coverage were the the solution to health insurance problems. Amazing how they never took responsibility for tackling the health insurance issue when they controlled Congress and the White House. Amazing how they endlesslyn dodge any and all responsibility for their part in creating the mess Obama was handed, but hey, these are the same people that want endless tax cuts for people that don't need them, and who feel that anyone who suffers misfortune in life deserves to be sneered at. Oh, you're the life of the party, alright, but only if you are a devotee of Ayn Rand and/or a fascist.

    September 18, 2013 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  16. Rudy NYC

    This should be fascinating. Are they allowed to bring notes? Does Gov. Perry know that he's lost the numbers game before the debate even begins? Will Gov. Perry lose points for every time that he bashes Pres. Obama? Because you know that's that's the only useful purpose for him to appear in a debate that he's lost before it even begins.

    When you bring in a pair of "heavy hitters" like this, you should have a one hour "special edition" broadcast.

    September 18, 2013 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  17. The Real Tom Paine

    -Donna

    Texas... business friendly..... Maryland.... Tax Collector friendly....

    Maryland
    Top income tax rate: 5.75%
    Sales tax: 6%
    Property tax per capita: $1,467
    Inheritance tax: See note*
    Estate tax: 0.8% to 16% with $1 million exemption

    Maryland and New Jersey are the only states with both an estate tax and an inheritance tax. Last year, Maryland raised the income tax rate for single filers with income over $100,000 and joint filers with income over $150,000 to help close a $1 billion budget gap. The tax increase is estimated to add $200 million to Maryland's coffers. The Maryland General Assembly just passed a gas tax increase to pay for road and rail investments.

    Texas
    Sales tax: 6.25%
    Property tax per capita: $1,562

    Texas can afford not to levy income tax on individuals or corporations partly because it earns so much revenue from its tax on natural resources taken from the ground. Oil and gas drilling contributed more than $3.6 billion in 2012 revenue, up from $2.6 billion in 2011. Texas gives a lot back in aid to corporations, with incentive giveaways coming in at around $19 billion per year. Texas is one of four states with a legislature that meets every other year; its legislature is in session in 2013.
    ****************
    then why did he need to take 17 billion in stim funds to balance his budget retrocatively?

    September 18, 2013 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  18. kirk

    Why didn't you list too income tax for Texas? Didn't fit your need? Incentive giveaways, your not saying handouts are you?

    September 18, 2013 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  19. Lynda/Minnesota

    "Which Governor do you think has a better plan when it comes to job growth?"

    If O'Malley plans on a 2016 presidential bid, I would suggest he stop with the political theatrics.

    September 18, 2013 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  20. kirk

    Its funny,incentives for the rich, and handouts for the poor, your just swell the way you have double standards that you dont even recognize. With a mind like that the party of hate is a nobrainer

    September 18, 2013 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  21. $$$$

    Has Beretta left Maryland, yet?

    September 18, 2013 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  22. Rudy NYC

    Donna

    Texas... business friendly..... Maryland.... Tax Collector friendly....
    ----------------------–
    Texas is too business friendly. Businesses are exempted from paying most forms of taxes, exemptions that are not available to the average family. Your tax rates for Texas are too low. You omit the fact that the maximum sales tax rate in Texas is around 8.75%. You seem to have overlooked local county and city/town taxes. You have also overlooked the various fees that citizens pay the state in taxes, which, once again, business are exempt from.

    Meanwhile, Maryland is very family friendly oriented. It has the lowest unemployment rate in the country, and blows Texas away when it comes to birth rates, death rates, life expectancy, high school graduation rates, average income and poverty rates, percentage with health care, and please don't get me started on comparing the environments and Texas' pollution.

    September 18, 2013 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  23. Thomas

    @just saying
    perry = free enterprise, private jobs
    omalley = government owned and controlled enterprise, government jobs

    freedom or government slaves? should be good.

    ==========

    Perry is a clown , bought and paid for !

    September 18, 2013 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  24. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    O'Malley has done a great job here in Maryland of putting America Back to Work via a visible number of infrastructure and school repairs and expansions.
    He's done well for this state.
    Why he would choose to debate an empty chair is beyond me but should prove comical for the viewer and fatal for Perry.

    September 18, 2013 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |