Rick Perry's jobs promise not big enough
October 31st, 2011
02:01 PM ET
11 years ago

Rick Perry's jobs promise not big enough

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - Rick Perry's first campaign ad kicks off with a promise.

"As president, I'll create at least two-and-a-half million new jobs," Perry says before touting his energy policies.


Filed under: 2012 • Jobs • Rick Perry
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  1. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Perry's promise to create two and a half million jobs may be huge in comparison to Bush's job creation of one million jobsin two terms. But in comparison to President Obama's creation of 3 million jobs in 2 years, Perry does not give Americans much hope.

    October 31, 2011 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  2. Democrat Party - leftist "progressive" socialist communist losers hellbent on destroying the USA

    Whatever he creates will be much greater than the great jobs destroyer, Barack Obama. Who would have thunk non-stop demonization, over regulation and over taxation would adversely affect businesses? Obviously not the socialist in the Whitehouse.

    October 31, 2011 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  3. westward

    Perry promises to create less jobs per year than Obama already is. Yeah, it's not enough, Perry. Everything about you is not enough!

    October 31, 2011 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  4. Sandy

    2 million jobs were created under Obama's watch in 18 months. I think Perry needs to go back to the drawing board. LOL

    October 31, 2011 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  5. Indy

    Anybody that knows how to create jobs would be doing right now, you dont wait until you become President to create jobs unless you are a socialist. Nothing but hot stinking air coming from a Governor that was one the very worst job creators, asnd another that took stimulis money to create min wage jobs.

    October 31, 2011 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  6. vic , nashville ,tn

    Obama administration created the same amount of jobs during the recession

    October 31, 2011 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  7. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    @Demo- You realize that we know you are not telling the truth, don't you?

    October 31, 2011 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  8. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    @Dem-Bush saw an 8 million job loss during his last three years, Obama creates almost 3 million jobs, and you call Obama the job destroyer. That may work on Fox and Limpbag, but not so much here.

    October 31, 2011 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  9. Scott

    Rick Perry himself is not big enough.

    October 31, 2011 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  10. The Real Tom Paine

    Governor Perry has to realize there are 49 other states besides TX. Besides, you can't keep taking stim money to create min wage jobs and try to balance your budget: by the way, I wonder TX is doing now those massive budget cuts and layoffs since September 1 kicked in? Probably not too well. NY, on the otehr hand, has unemployment 1 point below the national average: Guess it pays to live in a blue state.

    October 31, 2011 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  11. Sniffit

    "Whatever he creates will be much greater than the great jobs destroyer"

    You mean the guy who got handed an economy bleeding 750K jobs per month who then staunched the wound within 3 months, stopped the bleeding and had the economy growing slowly before the GOP took the House in 2011 and started proposing anything but jobs bills and stimulative measures, threatened gov't shutdown (again), threatened a default on our national debts and caused the country to lose credit rating for the first time in our history? That guy?

    October 31, 2011 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  12. Canuck

    Democrat Party – leftist etc etc:
    "not the socialist in the Whitehouse."

    Sir/Madam , you display your ignorance if you think Obama is a socialist – he's barely a centrist. Did you hear that on Fox News? Maybe try thinking for yourself....

    October 31, 2011 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  13. Thad

    This is to the leftist whatever nonsense you blog daily from your tea party lilly pad. Obama is not the one who got tthe country in this mess first of all. Second it will take at least 4 more terms of any president no matter if their a dem or repub to fix the illuminati run government. The untied states needs a third party to come to power one not run by corporate intrest. Our whole political system is broke. Too many lobbyist and too many war mongers too many big government programs. Too much money in the political process that is what killing america one man and one adminstration didnt do this to america and one man cant fix it either its going to take all americans to come together and save our nation. Lets work together and get money out the political process because if we dont we are all doomed

    October 31, 2011 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  14. Rudy NYC

    somebody confessed:
    Who would have thunk non-stop demonization, over regulation and over taxation would adversely affect businesses? Obviously not the socialist in the Whitehouse.
    So, obviously, only the Republican Party was capable enough to have "thunk" it up, and it worked. Their plan to stall economic growth has worked pretty effectively. I do believe that is the first bit of truth that you have ever posted.

    October 31, 2011 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  15. Namejkane

    Perry is just another act in the teapublicans freak show. If you vote for these losers you deserve what you get. Obama 2012

    October 31, 2011 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  16. Al-NY,NY

    Shut up Rickster. You couldn't create a real job if you had 8 years to do it.

    October 31, 2011 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  17. GI Joe

    What makes him think the House and Senate will give HIM everything he is bragging about?

    Brag, brag, brag.

    Who will he steal those jobs from? Will they also pay less than minimum wage like the ones he's already bragging about?

    No New Texans in the white house. We've suffered enough.

    October 31, 2011 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  18. NT

    People are ridiculous. When are you people going to ever learn that GOVERNMENTS DO NOT CREATE JOBS? Businesses create jobs when there is increased demand for their product/service. Any government official including the president claiming that they will create jobs is asinine.

    October 31, 2011 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  19. Larry L

    @Democrat Party – leftist "progressive" socialist communist losers hellbent on destroying the USA.


    I've noticed no relationship between your frequent rants and reality. You really need to step away from Fox News and hate radio and study the situation. Remember, the entire population of Republicans in both the House and Senate have obstructed every attempt to put America back on it's feet. The Republicans in the Senate even blocked bills they created from coming to the floor! How well could a football coach do if half of the team was actually trying to lose the game?

    It's also worth noting (again) that the economy tanked on Bush's watch. Could the tax breaks for the rich and the lack of oversight of the financial industry have been the problem? The first bailout package was issued by Bush – before President Obama took office. Eight million jobs were already lost before the President was sworn in. Had the President not acted very bad economic things would have happened. We were on the brink of a deep depression – one likely to destroy the American economy for good.

    Ranting out of hatred hurts America and deepens the divide between our people. Name-calling is childish and counter-productive. Be a patriot and think for yourself – take responsibility for a good portion of the problem and work toward solutions rather than simply creating obstructions.

    October 31, 2011 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  20. Sniffit

    Cowboy Fonzie is getting boring...for realz...we need a new GOPer/Teatroll candidate. Someone suitable for comparing to Mork from Ork. Shazzzbutt.

    October 31, 2011 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  21. Sniffit

    Can I get a nanu nanu?

    October 31, 2011 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  22. Anonymous

    They say everything in Texas is bigger, even the idiots.

    October 31, 2011 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |