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Rick Perry’s jobs program: the unemployed just need to get off of the couch and get a job

I’m glad you Texans have this doofus back on the ranch. (Huff Po):

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) said Tuesday that he agrees with Maine Gov. Paul LePage’s (R) suggestion earlier this week that any unemployed “able-bodied people out there” need to “get off the couch” and get a job.

“If folks are just, you know, on the welfare ride for the sake of [the] welfare ride, you bet. You know, Governor LePage has got it spot on,” Perry told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren, after saying that governors needed to implement the proper policies to stimulate job growth in their states.

…Christine Hastedt, public policy director at Maine Equal Justice Partners, said LePage’s comments were “a gross insult to working people who get up every day and become discouraged by the end of the day, because there’s not a job for them.”

Thankfully, the American public was spared from considering more nuggets of economic wisdom from the governor of the Lone Star State.

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