Rick Perry To Taxifornia: “We Don’t Judge Success On The Number Of People We Have On Public Assistance”

Texas Governor Rick Perry continues his tour to swipe jobs and companies from Blue States, having recently gotten into it with Maryland Commissar, er, Governor Martin O’Malley. Now…

(SFGate) Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry, on a tour aimed at pushing “red state” tax and business policies to drive growth, said Friday that a major economic difference between California and Texas is that “we don’t judge success on the number of people we have on public assistance.”

“California has substantially more liberal public assistance programs,’’ said Perry, considered a possible 2016 GOP presidential candidate, in a wide-ranging interview with the San Francisco Chronicle. “This is a state that’s going bankrupt. You have huge debt out here..and part of that is driven by these very expensive, very rich programs.”

“We judge success by the number of people that have a job,’’ said Perry, who has been a vociferous critic of the Affordable Care Act.

He said working Texans are free to “go buy (health) insurance, or be in a company that delivers that health care for them. That’s the real future of America.”

Nor did he hold back on Obama,

“The President of the United States thinks the more people on public assistance, the more successful he is as a leader,” he said.

One last excerpt,

“Jerry Brown is very capable, thoughtful fellow,” he said. “He just has a different outlook than I do.”

Instead of being bombastic, abusive, and insulting, which is the way Obama and so many Democrats would do it, Perry is gracious and flattering, and simply notes a different set of ideas.