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Presidential Candidate Rick Perry visits Mason City

This news story was published on December 17, 2011.
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MASON CITY – Texas Governor Rick Perry vistited the Music Man Square in Mason City, Iowa on Saturday, December 17th for a town hall meeting.

Perry, a Republican, is running for President of the United States.

Perry was in Spencer and Clear Lake earlier in the day.

Perry was introduced by Cerro Gordo County Republican Chairman John Rowe, who introduced Perry as  “America’s jobs governor.”

Perry told an enthusiastic crowd that President  Obama “did an experiment on America” referring to stimulus programs that went into affect in his term and the “massive debt” that has ensued.  He said the stimulus programs “failed miserably.”

“We must elect a President that has the courage… to get America back working again,” Perry said.

Perry briefly mentioned a 20% flat tax that he endorses, as well.

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8 Responses to Presidential Candidate Rick Perry visits Mason City

  1. The Jackal Reply Report comment

    December 20, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    Rick Perry used to be a democrat…and he’s calling everyone else a flip flopper? open your eyes people.

  2. old north iowa man Reply Report comment

    December 19, 2011 at 9:35 am

    Rick looks and acts a lot like Reagan. We need a lot more of that kind of leadership in America. No more gay marriages and abortions, back to the way America once was, strong and proud!

  3. Peter Reply Report comment

    December 19, 2011 at 1:07 am

    I’m learning how to sympathize and tolerate viewpoints I don’t share as my own…but the only good Republican is a defeated Republican. Republicans just cannot be trusted. They are so much like the Nazi Party it’s uncanny. When they ascend to power, people die, are imprisoned, get beat up and bullied, are indoctrinated with forced religion, and must graciously accept low wage jobs in subservient roles. I would like to just chuckle about it all and play the “poor pitiful me” game along with Republicans who are desperate to get on top…but I know better. 4 years is hardly enough to begin to undue the damage Dubya Cheney and company caused. But I will be civil about it all. That’s the part of American politics that I do appreciate.
    George Carlin

  4. Kinkyh Reply Report comment

    December 18, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    Actually bodacious, I didn’t say I thought the repubs were so great but I’m damn sure the dumacrats have their head where the sun don’t shine. I do think the whole political process stinks. All they accomplish is digging up dirt on one another and don’t work on doing the country any good and Osama Bama is enough to make a sow eat her babies!

  5. bodacious Reply Report comment

    December 18, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    Buzz and Kinky, if you think any of the repubs will do anything but create another meltdown, you live in a different dimension.

  6. Kinkyh Reply Report comment

    December 18, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    I wholeheartedly concur with Buzz. We are already in the toilet. Another term of Osama Bama will flush it.

  7. Buzz Crumcutter Reply Report comment

    December 18, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Obama being principled is laughable at best. God help us all if there is a second term for that will surely be the end of this country.

  8. Peter Reply Report comment

    December 18, 2011 at 7:53 am

    GW Bush Presidency is what led to the financial meltdown that occurred. Obama inherited the mess, not created it. However, I disagree with his bailing them out. He should have let the entire system crumble so we could rebuild it new. But face it, politics is politics. I’m sure behind closed doors there were people within the failing industries that he was forced to commit to, or else he would have never been elected. Those back room shadowy financial figures are still very powerful…and even a principled man such as Obama are helpless to really do much about them, EXCEPT in his second term as President. That’s when he should step up and right the wrong, by prosecuting those responsible, and pulling the rug out.