By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
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There isn't much policywise coming out of Europe these days that one would expect a conservative like Texas Gov. Rick Perry to emulate because the Continent typically is the domain of the left. However, Mr. Perry recently imported a reform from across the pond that is sure to make the Lone Star State, already the economic envy of the nation, even more of a job-creating juggernaut.
Gov. Rick Perry's "jobs record" is generating much discussion these days, as the Texas governor has officially jumped into the race for the Republican presidential nomination and already has assumed front-runner status. The chief driver of this issue has been the Perry campaign itself - and for good reason. Against the backdrop of a persistent national unemployment crisis, the Lone Star State stands out as a rare success story. Its unemployment rate sits a point below the national average, and it stacks up even better in that regard when compared with other high-population states. Most impressively, as the Texas Public Policy Foundation has noted, Texans created more jobs between January 2006 and January 2011 than all other states combined.
Already a burden on the states, Medicaid is set for skyrocketing enrollment as the Obama health care law moves forward. Texas legislators recently took a bold step to stop out-of-control Medicaid spending before it breaks the state budget.