POSTED: Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 12:06pm
UPDATED: Friday, May 3, 2013 - 4:37pm
Tyler, TX (KETK) — I hear some complaining from some folks here in East Texas about Governor Rick Perry.
Let me tell you up front, I have not agreed with everything he's done, but all in all, he's got a pretty good record.
What he did recently, I loved.
Rick Perry recently visited Illinois and boy, did he make a lot of them mad.
He also made them think.
Perry was in Illinois to lure business to Texas.
Of course the governor of Illinois feigned outrage at Perry's visit.
He has to, he's the governor.
And the mayor of Chicago did his dog and pony show about how great it is in Chicago and made fun of Perry's presidential run.
What do you expect from that guy?
But, a local newspaper from the southern part of the state took notice.
"The Southern" writes maybe we should be more like Texas.
The state treasurer admits, “We have the worst credit rating in the country, a broken pension system and taxes have increased in recent years on businesses and individual," he said they need to attract more business.
The paper admits the business climate in the ”Land of Lincoln” could be better.
The state treasurer also admits "our state doesn't act soon to stop the ballooning state employees' pension debt, the "temporary" state income tax will be anything but."
Texas is doing well when you consider the rest of the nation.
If Rick Perry was a liberal I think my complaining Texas friends would be prouder of the Texas economy.
That's my point of view, what's yours?