Rick Perry at CPAC: 'Wake The Sleeping Giant of American Enterprise'

Friday, 07 Mar 2014 10:07 AM

 

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

Rick Perry rallied conservatives attending the second day of the Conservative Political Action Conference with a speech calling for Republicans to "wake the sleeping giant of American enterprise," and jokingly,  "deliver the mail on time."

"Get out of the healthcare business. Get out of the education business. Stop hammering industry. Wake the sleeping giant of American enterprise," Perry said to a friendly crowd that eventually got on its feet to applaud him.

"It is time for Washington to focus on the few things the Constitution establishes as the federal government's role. Defend our country, provide a cogent foreign policy, and what the heck, deliver the mail, preferably on time and on Saturdays," said Perry who is clearly having a 'reset' moment as he considers another run for the GOP nomination to the White House.

Urgent: Do You Approve Or Disapprove of President Obama's Job Performance? Vote Now in Urgent Poll

Perry, who opened CPAC's morning session said Republican governors like him are leading the nation's economic recovery.

The Texas leader says governors of Democratic-led states, in contrast, are promoting policies that produce higher taxes, out-of-control pensions and fewer jobs. Perry, a 2012 presidential contender, singled out New York and California as states where taxes are too high. He says that moving trucks don't even want to go to California.

Perry is among several prospective presidential candidates at the three-day conference.

Perry says the federal government should stick to national defense, foreign policy and delivering the mail — preferably on time and on Saturday.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Ray Flynn: Press Cuba for Religious Freedom Before Future Ties

Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 18:20 PM

Ray Flynn, former U.S. ambassador to the Holy See, cheered the release of Alan Gross on Wednesday but told Newsmax that  . . .

Allen West: Cuba Prisoner Swap as Fishy as Bergdahl Trade

Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 18:20 PM

Former Rep. Allen West says the trade of American Alan Gross for three Cuban spies has the same smell as the swapping  . . .

Cuba Frees 'Important' US Spy in Deal on Relations

Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 18:03 PM

The historic deal to normalize relations between the United States and Cuba included the release of what President Barac . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved