Perry energy jobs may take years to create
October 14th, 2011
05:59 PM ET
11 years ago

Perry energy jobs may take years to create

New York (CNNMoney) - Texas Governor Rick Perry says he would kick start economic growth by unleashing the energy industry.

His plan, unveiled Friday, calls for creating 1.2 million jobs by tapping unexplored supplies and loosening regulations on oil and gas producers.


Filed under: 2012 • Energy • Rick Perry
soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. They ought to change from the elephant to the hippo...

    But of course we can screw up the environment immediately....

    October 14, 2011 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  2. Indy

    What a tall Texan tale Perry is spinning here and of course most of it is outright lies. There is nothing leashed that needs to be unleashed. It is the oil companies that have to pull the trigger on investing more money not the President.

    October 14, 2011 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  3. Larry L

    What a shock! His energy policy is to drill for more oil and eliminate regulations protecting the environment. A cynical person might think he was obligated to the oil industry... Way to go Rick! Show some innovative spirit and insight! Moron.

    October 14, 2011 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  4. Sniffit

    "Perry energy jobs may take years to create"

    Well duh...there's not a single Republican or Teatroll in office who wants anything to do with anything that would create jobs NOW. I mean, don't be freekin silly...anyone who thinks the GOP is at all interested in doing anything remotely effective for job creation and economic growth prior to November 2012 probably just escaped from a psych ward.

    October 14, 2011 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  5. Fed Up

    Perry would ruin every acre of land, and make the air so filthy even the animals couldn't breathe it. Any and everything for Big Business. This sounds more like his Tx. Trans Corridor.

    October 14, 2011 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  6. T'sah from Virginia

    Just watched on CNN that presidents, as far back with Nixon, '74 Ford, '75; Carter, '79 Reagan, 85; and HW Busch, '89 and NOTHING has been done yet!! Therefore, Perry, you're talking CRAP along with Cain because you are making empty promises!!

    Obama/Biden 2012

    October 14, 2011 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  7. Al-NY,NY

    how about tapping your wife's head to see if it echoes? My guess is that it is. After all, she did make an outrageous stement about little Perry losing his job because of Obama. What a joke she is and to this Texas blowhard who doesn't stand a chance of wnning an election against Obama.

    October 14, 2011 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  8. portland tony

    I don't care whose jobs plan eventually gets adopted, it's gonna take years to get this stale economy roaring again. And if Congress and the president don't get their act together sooner than later, it will take twice as long.

    October 14, 2011 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  9. gg

    does alaska sell its oil to china

    October 14, 2011 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |