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20 REASONS WHY LEAVING THE PARIS AGREEMENT IS A GOOD IDEA

June 4, 2017

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1. The PARIS Agreement costs: $2.5 trillion in lost GDP.

2. It will increase electricity costs between 13% to 20%.

3. 400,000 jobs will be lost -of which 200k are in manufacturing.

4. It will reduce the income of a family of 4 by $20,000.

5. It asks U.S. and China to pay for carbon emotions. However, only we pledged the most while China hasn’t pledged anything.

6. According to corporate leaders the withdrawal from the Paris Agreement will have little impact on their investments and strategies. Companies are already adjusting to consumer demands to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions. They’re held responsible by consumers -not government.

7. Firms buy natural gas and renewable electricity because it is becoming cheaper (due to advancing technology), not because the omnipotent government tells them. Technology is the best way to reduce emissions -not treaties. And to do so without harming consumers through increasing the cost of electricity.

8. The Paris Agreement only mitigates about 0.2 degrees of the 2 degrees of expected warming -if UN models are accurate (doubtful).

9. After Bush’s Kyoto withdrawal, electricity prices in the US were half of the European Union average -which went up by 55% from 2005 to 2013. US energy prices are 1/3 of the prices in Germany -where emissions have gone up thanks to the abandonment of nuclear power.

10. Germany IS A PRIME EXAMPLE OF THE INEFFICIENCY OF GOVERNMENT CONTROLLED MARKETS. Draughts, surpluses & carbon emissions are up in Germany.

11. 15% of the world (1.2 billion ppl) don’t have access to electricity, yet alone the capability to get it through green energy.

12. Biofuels lead to 200k/yr of additional deaths because crops aren’t producing food due to government mandates for biofuels.

13. Third World countries need their own industrial revolution. The  Paris Agreement negates that right.

14. It will cost $100 trillion to MAYBE reduce global warming by 3/10 of 1 degree by 2100. Less than 1% of its’ targets.

15. A 26-28% reduction of 2005 green house emissions levels by 2025 reduces GDP by 150 billion $/yr and costs 6 million jobs.

16. 20-30% raise in the cost of electricity, and a 150th thousands of a degree cooling by 2100 postpones global warming by 8 months.

17. $100 billion/year of our tax money transfers to 3rd world countries and their corrupt governments.

18. Fossil fuels are the cheapest, most efficient and cost effective form of energy.

19. We must keep manufacturing in developed countries because of proper local regulations. Standards in 3rd World countries will damage the planet.

20. The United States contributed $1 billion to the global Green Climate Fund, but the world’s top polluters contributed nothing. -China Russia India

BETTER THAN #ParisAgreement:
1.Drill locally
2.Simplify tax code
3.Reduce gov spending
4.Reduce Deficit spending
5.Reduce Deficit financing

Today’s Dream Team Scouting Report: @RyanZinke, #SecretaryOfTheInterior #TrumpPresidente

January 10, 2017

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Born November 1, 1961
Bozeman, Montana, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Lolita Hand
Children 3
Alma mater University of Oregon (BS)
National University (MBA)
University of San Diego (MS)

Born in Bozeman, Montana and raised in Whitefish, Zinke is the son of Jean Montana (Harlow) Petersen and Ray Dale Zinke, a plumber. He was a star athlete at Whitefish High School and accepted a football scholarship to the University of Oregon in Eugene; recruited as an outside linebacker, he switched to offense and was an undersized starting center for the Ducks of the Pac-10 under head coach Rich Brooks.

A student-athlete, Zinke earned a B.S. in geology in 1984. Zinke later earned an M.B.A. from National University in 1991 and an M.S. in global leadership from the University of San Diego in 2003.

Military career .

  • Zinke served as a U.S. Navy SEAL from 1986 to 2008, retiring at the rank of Commander.
  • Zinke graduated from Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training class 136 in 1986.
  • Served with SEAL TEAM ONE from 1986 to 1988.
  • First Phase Officer of BUD/S
  • United States Naval Special Warfare Development Group (NSWDG) from 1991 to 1993.
  • Served as a Plans officer for Commander in Chief, U.S. Naval Forces, Europe (CINCUSNAVEUR) and served a second tour with NSWDG as team leader and operations officer from 1996 to 1999.
  • From 1999 to 2001, served as executive officer (XO) for the Naval Special Warfare Unit Two.
  • His next assignment was as executive officer, Naval Special Warfare Center from 2001 to 2004.
  • In 2004, Zinke was named the deputy and acting commander of Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force–Arabian Peninsula. In this capacity, Zinke led a force of more than 3,500 Special Operations personnel in Iraq.
  • Zinke was awarded two Bronze Stars for meritorious service in a combat zone.
  • 4 Meritorious Service Medals
  • 2 Joint Service Commendation Medals
  • 2 Defense Meritorious Service Medals, and
  • an Army Commendation Medal.
  • Following his tours in Iraq, Zinke was selected to establish the Naval Special Warfare Advanced Training Command, where he served as “Dean” of the Naval Special Warfare graduate school until his retirement from active duty in 2008.

Political career

Montana Senate 

  • Zinke was elected to the Montana Senate in 2008, serving from 2009 to 2011, representing Whitefish.
  • In 2010, Zinke signed a letter calling global warming “a threat multiplier for instability in the most volatile regions of the world” and stating that “the clean energy and climate challenge is America’s new space race.” The letter spoke of “catastrophic” costs and “unprecedented economic consequences” that would result from failing to act on climate change and asked President Obama and Nancy Pelosi (then-Speaker of the House) to champion sweeping clean-energy and climate legislation.

2014 House election 

In the spring of 2014, Zinke announced that he was running for Montana’s congressional district, a seat that became vacant when its -incumbent Republican Steve Daines resigned in his successful U.S. Senate bid to replace outgoing Democratic U.S. Senator Max Baucus. Zinke won the five-way Republican primary and faced Libertarian Mike Fellows and Democrat John Lewis, a former State Director for Senator Baucus, in the general election. He won the general election with 56% of the vote out of over 200,000 votes cast in the statewide district.

During the Republican primary, Zinke attracted attention for referring to Hillary Rodham Clinton as “the real enemy” and the “anti-Christ.” An issue that was raised in the primary race was abortion; Zinke touted his anti-abortion credentials and received the endorsement of the Montana Right to Life Association.

Tenure in the House, 2015-2016 

In Congress, Zinke has supported the deployment of U.S. ground troops to combat ISIL, “abandoning” ObamaCare, and cutting regulations. He supported a Republican effort to repeal the estate tax.

Zinke “frequently voted against environmentalists on issues ranging from coal extraction to oil and gas drilling”. Nevertheless, Zinke broke with most Republicans on the issue of transfers of federal lands to the states, calling such proposals “extreme” and voting against them. In July 2016, Zinke withdrew as a delegate to the Republican nominating convention in protest of a plank in the party’s draft platform which would require that “certain” public lands be transferred to state control. Zinke said that he endorses “better management of federal land” rather than transfer.

Zinke condemned the “anti-Semitic views” held by neo-Nazis planning a march in support of Richard B. Spencer in Whitefish, Montana in January 2017.

Committee assignments

  • Committee on Armed Services
  • Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces
  • Subcommittee on Intelligence, Emerging Threats and Capabilities
  • Committee on Natural Resources
  • Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources

2016 House election 

Zinke ran unopposed in the Republican primary and faced Democratic Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau in the general election. Zinke defeated Juneau with 56% of the vote.

Zinke was named as President-elect Trump’s planned nominee for United States Secretary of the Interior on December 13, 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today’s Dream Team Scouting Report: Elaine Chao, Secretary of Transportation #ElaineChao #SecretaryOfTransportation #TrumpPresidente

January 4, 2017

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  • Born March 26, 1953
  • Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
  • Chao was the first Asian American woman and the first Taiwanese American in U.S. history to be appointed to a U.S. President’s Cabinet.
  • She served as the 24th United States Secretary of Labor under President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2009, and Deputy Secretary of Transportation under President George H. W. Bush.
  • Chao is married to Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, who has been the Senate Majority Leader since 3 January 2015.
  • On 29 November 2016, it was announced that President-elect Donald Trump plans to nominate Chao to serve as the Secretary of Transportation. 

    Early life and education

  • The eldest of six daughters, Chao was born to Ruth Mulan Chu Chao a historian, and James S.C. Chao, who began his career as a merchant mariner, and founded a successful shipping company in New York City called Foremost Shipping.
  • Chao’s parents had fled to Taiwan from Shanghai after the Chinese Communists took over following the Chinese Civil War in 1949.
  • At 8 years old, she came to the US on a freight ship with her mother and 2 sisters. Her father arrived in NYC 3 years earlier after receiving a scholarship.
  • Chao attended Syosset High School in, New York. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts in 1975, and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1979.
  • At Mount Holyoke, she played field hockey, was a member of the horseback riding club, edited the yearbook, served as the student representative for the economics department, and worked as a Mount Holyoke recruiter.
  • Chao has received 36 honorary doctorates, most recently an honorary DHL degree from Georgetown University.

Career

  • Chao was Vice President for syndications at Bank of America Capital Markets Group in San Francisco, California, and an International Banker at Citicorp in New York for four years.
  • She was granted a White House Fellowship in 1983.
  • In 1986, Chao became Deputy Administrator of the Maritime Administration in the U.S. Department of Transportation.
  • From 1988 to 1989, she served as Chairwoman of the Federal Maritime Commission.
  • In 1989, President George H. W. Bush nominated Chao to be Deputy Secretary of Transportation.
  • From 1991 to 1992, she was the Director of the Peace Corps.
  • She was the first Asian Pacific American to serve in any of these positions. She expanded the Peace Corps’s presence in Eastern Europe and Central Asia by establishing the first Peace Corps programs in Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, and other newly independent states of the former Soviet Union.
  • Following her service in the government, Chao worked for 4 years as President and CEO of United Way of America. She is credited with returning credibility and public trust in the organization after a financial mismanagement scandal involving former president William Aramony.
  • From 1996 until her appointment as Secretary of Labor, Chao was a Distinguished Fellow with the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank in Washington, D.C.
  • She was also a board member of the Independent Women’s Forum. She returned to the Heritage Foundation after leaving the government in January 2009.
  • Chao was the only cabinet member in the George W. Bush administration to serve for the entirety of his eight years.[19] She was also the longest-serving Secretary of Labor since Frances Perkins, who served from 1933 to 1945, under President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
  • Under her leadership, the U.S. Department of Labor undertook regulatory and legislative reforms in “protecting the health, safety, wages, and retirement security” of U.S. workers by “recovering record levels of back wages and monetary recoveries for pension plans, and obtaining record financial settlements for discrimination by federal contractors.” She also restructured departmental programs and modernized regulations.
  • In 2002, a major West Coast ports dispute costing the U.S. economy nearly $1 billion daily was resolved when the Bush administration obtained a national emergency injunction against both the employers and the union under the Taft–Hartley Act for the first time since 1971.
  • In 2003, for the first time in more than 40 years, the Department updated the labor union financial disclosure regulations under the Landrum–Griffin Act of 1959 to provide union members with more information on union finances. In 2004, the Department issued revisions of the white-collar overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
  • In July and August 2003, Chao and her colleagues, Treasury Secretary John W. Snow and Commerce Secretary Donald Evans, took a bus across the country on their “Jobs and Growth Tour” aimed at promoting the benefits of the Bush administration’s tax cuts.

Life after Bush administration (2009–2016)

  • Elaine Chao and her father James Si-Cheng Chao met Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen at the Presidential Office in Taipei, Taiwan in 2016
  • In 2009 Chao resumed her previous role as a Distinguished Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, and she contributes to Fox News and other media outlets.
  • She serves as a director on a number of corporate and non-profit boards, including the Institute of Politics at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Wells Fargo, NewYork–Presbyterian Hospital, News Corp, Dole Food Company, and Protective Life Corporation.
  • In June 2011, she was awarded the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service.
  • In January 2015 she resigned from the board of Bloomberg Philanthropies, which she had joined in 2012, because of its plans to significantly increase support for the Sierra Club’s “Beyond Coal” initiative.
  • In 2011 and 2013, Chao attended Shanghai signing ceremonies for Capesize bulkers launched by the Foremost Group, her father’s company, where she spoke publicly about U.S.–China relations.
  • At the 2013 ceremony, Chao stated, “The U.S.-China relations is among the most important bilateral relationships in the world. And as such, there is no other alternative but to have a harmonious and a cooperative relationship. As with any relationship, there are bound to be ups, downs, disagreements, but in the overall scheme of things, in the overall direction, for the benefit of the world, the U.S. and China must get along, and must find a way to do so.”
  • In 2013, Chao recorded a motivational video to inspire Asian-American children.
  • Chao is a distinguished fellow at the Hudson Institute.
  • She also organized the “orientation for the spouses of Republican senators” in Washington, D.C.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today’s scouting report on America’s Dream Team Scott Pruitt, EPA Administrator

December 21, 2016

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Edward Scott Pruitt is the 17th Attorney General of Oklahoma
Assumed office January 10, 2011
Born: May 9, 1968
Danville, Kentucky, U.S.
Political party: Republican
Spouse: Marlyn Pruitt
Alma mater Georgetown College (BA)
University of Tulsa (JD)

Pruitt was a State Senator, representing Tulsa and Wagoner counties from 1998-2006.  He was elected to serve as Oklahoma’s Attorney General in 2010.

Pruitt moved to Lexington as a boy. He was a standout football and baseball player at Lafayette, earning a baseball scholarship to the University of Kentucky. After a year, he attended Georgetown College in Kentucky and graduated in 1990 with bachelor’s degrees in political science and communications. He then moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma where he attended the University of Tulsa to earn a Juris Doctor in 1993.

He entered into private practice in Tulsa where he specialized in constitutional law, contracts, insurance law, labor law, and litigation & appeals. After two years in the Senate, Pruitt was selected to serve as the Republican whip from 2001 to 2003. He was then selected to serve as the Republican Assistant Floor Leader, a position he held until he left the Senate in 2006.

In 2004, Pruitt became the General Managing Partner of the Oklahoma RedHawks, Oklahoma City’s triple-A baseball club. Under his first season of leadership, the RedHawks saw a 25% increase in attendance. After two years, the team broke the all-time attendance record for minor league baseball in Oklahoma and saw a 45% increase in revenue.[citation needed

Career as Attorney General

After his election, Pruitt established a “Federalism Unit” in the Attorney General’s office dedicated to fighting President Barack Obama’s regulatory agenda, suing the administration over its immigration policy, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

Pruitt’s office has sued the EPA to block its Clean Power Plan and Waters of the United States rule. Pruitt has also sued the EPA on behalf of Oklahoma utilities unwilling to take on the burdens of additional regulation of their coal-fired plants, and criticized the agency in a congressional hearing. All of Pruitt’s anti-EPA suits to date have failed.

In 2012, Attorney General Pruitt kept Oklahoma out of the mortgage settlement reached by 49 other states with five national lenders, with Pruitt citing differing philosophies of government.

In 2013, Pruitt brought a lawsuit targeting the Affordable Care Act.

In 2013, Pruitt supported the Oklahoma legislature’s bid to join four other states trying to restrict medical abortions by limiting or banning off-label uses of drugs, via House Bill 1970. After the state Supreme Court upheld a lower court’s ruling that the abortion law was unconstitutional, Pruitt requested that the United States Supreme Court review the case. Pruitt was unhappy with the United States Supreme Court’s rejection of the Oklahoma case.

Pruitt was pleased with the decision of the United States Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby in June 2014. Pruitt filed a brief with the Supreme Court in support of their position, that the owners of privately held companies need not provide their employees with birth control, if that goes against their beliefs.

In June 2013, Pruitt maintained that the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down a provision of DOMA, a federal law that denied federal benefits to homosexual married couples did not affect Oklahoma’s laws on the subject.

On March 6, 2014, Pruitt joined a lawsuit targeting California’s prohibition on the sale of eggs laid by caged hens kept in conditions more restrictive than those approved by California voters. Less than a week later, Pruitt announced that he would investigate the Humane Society of the United States, one of the principal proponents of the California law.

On September 9, 2014, in Pruitt v. Burwell, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma ruled against the IRS.

In November 2014, after the Oklahoma Supreme Court blocked the enforcement of two abortion-related laws until after their constitutionality was litigated (which could take up to a year or more), Pruitt’s office communicated the Attorney General’s intention to support their implementation and enforcement.

After the botched execution of Clayton Lockett and the subsequent U.S. Supreme Court approval of Oklahoma’s method in Glossip v. Gross, Pruitt asked to delay all scheduled executions in Oklahoma due to a mix-up involving a drug the state intended to use in the lethal injections, on October 2, 2015.

In May 2016, Attorneys General Pruitt and Luther Strange authored an op-ed in the National Review criticizing other state attorneys general for “acting like George III” regarding the ExxonMobil climate change controversy, writing “global warming has inspired one of the major policy debates of our time. That debate is far from settled. Scientists continue to disagree about the degree and extent of global warming and its connection to the actions of mankind.”

Nomination as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency 

On December 7, 2016, President-elect Donald Trump announced his intention to nominate Pruitt as the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Pruitt calls himself “a leading advocate against the EPA’s activist agenda.” Several sources, including The New York Times and The Independent, have described him as a climate change denier. He said of global warming that “that debate is far from settled.” With other state attorneys general, he has sued to fight the EPA’s Clean Power Plan and regulations on methane emissions. In response to the nomination, Pruitt said, “I intend to run this agency in a way that fosters both responsible protection of the environment and freedom for American businesses.”

 

 

 

 

DREAM TEAM SCOUTING REPORT Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State

December 14, 2016

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CEO, ExxonMobil
Age 64
Residence Irving, TX
Marital Status Married -Children 4
Education Associate in Arts / Science, University of Texas at Austin

Forbes Lists
#24 Powerful People (2016)
#25 in 2015

Tillerson was tapped by President-elect Donald Trump as his nominee for Secretary of State. Tillerson started his career at ExxonMobil in 1975 and became CEO in 2006. The Texas oilman has close ties to the most powerful person on FORBES’ list, Vladimir Putin, whom Tillerson knew in the 1990s, when he led Exxon’s interests in Russia. Under Tillerson’s leadership, Exxon has recovered from a steep drop in its stock price last year.

ABOUT TILLERSON:

  1. Negotiator: He is an accomplished negotiator. Tillerson has experience running negotiations for everything from land-use rights to labor issues to transportation deals. Under his leadership, Exxon has negotiated with foreign and U.S. governments and major international conglomerates.
  2. Management: As the chief executive of a $370 billion global company with operations in approximately 50 countries, Tillerson has experience managing a large operation. The scope and range of operations at Exxon is tremendous, including: oil exploration, construction, logistics, high technology research and development, marketing, sales, human resources, compliance and, of course, pumping oil. The Secretary of State runs an institution with a budget of $65.9 billion that operates in nearly every country in the world and includes a wide array of operations, including: visa services, services for Americans abroad, national security participation, trade promotion, diplomatic security and, of course, high level diplomacy. Compared to a politician, academic or diplomat, Tillerson clearly has the managerial experience.
  3. World Leadership: Tillerson has diplomatic experience – representing Exxon instead of the United States . He knows world leaders and understands their motivations. Tillerson has had to address the concerns of foreign leaders, incentivize them to work with him. This mirrors U.S. needs: a top diplomat who realistically addresses the motivations of foreign leaders and convinces them to work with—not against—the U.S.
  4. Private Sector Work Ethic: Tillerson joined Exxon in 1975, and was promoted for his accomplishment. Tillerson would not be satisfied to travel the world and pose for photo-opts. Exxon has been amongst the most profitable global companies because of its accomplishments. Tillerson could bring that drive for success to represent the U.S. around the world.
  5. Conflicts of Interest: One of the loudest complaints about a Tillerson post in the State Department is that his ties to Exxon cannot be easily severed because he has equity and vesting options in the company. There are two problems with this argument: First, the U.S. regularly has private sector executives take major roles in other federal departments. For example, the Treasury Secretary has frequently come from Wall Street. Second, if private sector entanglement becomes a litmus test, the U.S. will not be able to benefit from private sector experience and talent.
  6. Ties to Foreign Leaders: Some have argued that Tillerson, as a representative of Exxon, has built a relationship with Russia, receiving an award from Putin and opposing sanctions against that country. Many pundits view this association negatively, yet, at the same time, consider Iowa governor Terry Brandstad’s friendly ties to Chinese president Xi Jinping a positive component of his appointment as Ambassador to China. CNN said Brandstad was “uniquely well-suited because of his close relationship with Xi.” The main difference here is that Brandstad built his relationship with China as a representative of Iowa while Tillerson built his relationship with Russia (and other countries) as a representative of Exxon. As Secretary of State, Tiller would instead represent the interests of the United States.
  7. Energy and the Environment: Environmentalists would likely complain about an energy company executive taking a top role in government, but Tillerson can point to Exxon’s decades of leading work in alternative energy. In fact, Tillerson’s experience in the energy industry is a distinct advantage. For example, he knows how energy can be used to pressure China to adopt fair trade practices.
  8. Loyalty: This should be the primary focus of the Senate confirmation process because Tillerson’s experience and skill is already well demonstrated. After over 40 years at Exxon, can Tillerson adjust to a new employer with new responsibilities and a new allegiance? President-elect Trump, his advisors and the Senate will make a determination on this. There is nothing in Tillerson’s history to suggest that he would be disloyal and in fact, he has run a company that has been a backbone of American economic growth for over 100 years.

Experience running the most successful publicly traded energy company is a useful background for leading the world’s most important diplomatic institution. Tillerson would likely follow a realist foreign policy – approaching the world as it is and making realistic movement towards what the United States hopes it can be. Peace, prosperity and American interests would become his new measures of profit and success.

DREAM TEAM SCOUTING REPORT Rick Perry, Secretary of Energy

December 13, 2016

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Birth date: March 4, 1950

Birth place: Paint Creek, Texas

Marriage: Anita (Thigpen) Perry (November 6, 1982-present)

Children: Sydney; Griffin

Education: Texas A&M University, B.S., 1972

Is an Eagle Scout.

Met his wife, Anita, in elementary school.

Is the longest serving governor in Texas history.

Timeline:
1972-1977 – Serves in the US Air Force flying transport planes.

1977 – Returns to Prairie Creek, Texas, to live and work on his father’s farm.

1978 – Forms JR Perry Farms with his father.

1985-1991 – Member of the Texas House of Representatives as a Democrat from the 64th District.

1989 – Switches to the Republican Party.

1991-1999 – Commissioner of the Texas Department of Agriculture.

1999-2000 – Lieutenant Governor of Texas.

December 21, 2000 – Perry is sworn in as governor after George W. Bush resigns to become president of the United States.

November 5, 2002 – Perry is elected to a four-year term.

November 7, 2006 – Is re-elected governor.

2008 – Perry’s book “On My Honor: Why the American Values of the Boy Scouts Are Worth Fighting For” is published.

November 2, 2010 – Perry is elected for a third term in office.

August 13, 2011 – Declares his candidacy for president during a speech in South Carolina.

January 19, 2012 – Suspends his presidential campaign and endorses Newt Gingrich.

July 8, 2013 – Announces that he will not run for re-election as Texas governor in 2014.

August 15, 2014 – A grand jury indicts Rick Perry on charges of coercion of a public servant and abuse of his official capacity. He allegedly threatened to veto funding for a statewide public integrity unit run by Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg unless she resigned following her arrest on a drunk driving charge. She stayed in office, and he later vetoed the funding.

August 19, 2014 – Perry voluntarily appears at the Travis County Court house to be booked and fingerprinted and to have his mug shot taken. He pleads not guilty to charges of coercion of a public servant and abuse of official capacity. The next day he makes the first of six campaign style stops across New Hampshire.

November 18, 2014 – A state district judge in Texas denies a defense motion to have two felony charges dismissed against Perry.

January 15, 2015 – Steps down as governor.

June 4, 2015 – Announces he is running for president at a rally in Addison, Texas.

July 24, 2015 – A Texas appeals court dismisses one of two criminal charges against Perry. The court agrees with the argument from Perry’s legal team that a Texas law concerning “coercion of a public servant” violates Perry’s First Amendment freedom of speech rights. It is, however, allowing a charge related to abuse of power, to move forward.

September 11, 2015 – Suspends his campaign for the presidency.

January 25, 2016 – Perry announces his presidential endorsement for Ted Cruz.

February 24, 2016 – The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals drops charges against Perry alleging he abused his power while in office.

  • Since 2000, Texas has created almost one-third of all new private sector jobs in the United States. Without the 1.5 million jobs Texas created since the end of 2007, the United States would be net negative more than 400,000 jobs.
  • Texas added over 2.2 million new jobs while Perry was governor.
  • Under Perry’s leadership, Texas created nearly 30% of all new private-sector jobs in America.
  • Texas created almost four times more jobs under Gov. Perry than the nation at large.
  • The number of women in the workplace has grown by over 1 million since Gov. Perry took office.
  • The number of jobs in the upper-middle wage quartile increased by more than 25% in Texas under Gov. Perry’s leadership, while job growth in that category has been stagnant in the rest of the country.
  • Texas is the nation’s top exporting state for the 13th year in a row, and surpassed California in 2012 to become the nation’s top high-tech exporting state.
  • Texas’ real GDP increased by more than 55% under Gov. Perry’s leadership.
  • Texas’ real per capita GDP increased by $9,250 under Gov. Perry.
  • The Lone Star State fuels the nation thanks to policies put into place during Gov. Perry’s tenure that incentivized innovation, and are helping put our country on the path to energy security. Under Gov. Perry’s leadership, Texas has proven that economic and population growth and environmental protection are not mutually exclusive thanks to smart regulations and state-specific solutions.
  • Statewide from 2000-2012, ozone levels have decreased 24 percent; a 12 percent greater reduction than the national average.
  • From 2000-2012, nitrogen oxide levels have decreased by 62.5 percent. And carbon levels have decreased by 9 percent. All while Texas added 2.2 million jobs and more than 6 million people to its population rolls.
  • Texas is the top state in the nation for the production of crude oil, natural gas and electricity.
  • By focusing on an all-of-the-above energy strategy, Texas under Gov. Perry’s leadership became the top wind energy producing state in the nation. In fact, Texas produces more wind energy than all but five countries.

 

 

 

AMERICA TO LEAD THE NEW ENERGY REVOLUTION

April 30, 2016

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Part of making America Great Again is by leading in the upcoming Energy Revolution by consolidating new extraction technologies that permit us being the world’s #1 producer of crude oil, with the world’s leading environmental groups.
Partnerships need to be built between extraction companies and environmental groups to determine regulatory rules, and grant a limited amount of licenses to export natural gas.
Trump is the only qualified candidate to be able to sit both sides of the energy paradox in order to take advantage of the opportunity that we have in our path.