Speaking to a crowd of more than three hundred Republicans in Indianapolis, presidential candidate Rick Perry hammered the Obama administration’s economic policies and touted his own accomplishments as governor of Texas.
Though Perry will officially unveil his energy and job creation policy later this week, he gave a preview of his plan to Hoosier supporters.
“The next economic boom is right under our feet,” he says. “Our own oil resources alone are vast enough to meet the next three hundred years of energy demand at today’s levels.”
Perry criticized proposed federal EPA regulations, saying they will kill jobs across the country. In his pitch for the Republican nomination for president, Perry also cited his record of fiscal responsibility and job creation in Texas.
“In my home state,” he says, “we’ve created close to 40 percent of all the net new jobs since June of 2009.”
But in a statement, Indiana Democratic Party chair Dan Parker said Perry borrowed heavily and relied on the federal stimulus money to create his state’s economic health.