Top Talker: Rick Perry speaks in Mitt Romney’s home state

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Republican presidential candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at the Pioneer Institute Better Government Competition Awards dinner in Boston, Tuesday night, Sept. 13, 2011.
Republican presidential candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at the Pioneer Institute Better Government Competition Awards dinner in Boston, Tuesday night, Sept. 13, 2011.
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After being attacked by his Republican opponents atdebate in Florida, Texas Governor Rick Perry stopped in Massachusetts, the home state of his rival, Former Governor Mitt Romney. Speaking in Boston last night, Perry joked with the crowd, saying he is known to be hard on the state, especially the politicians.  Following their sparring over social security Monday night, Perry offered another rebuttal to Romney, who had criticized the Texas Governor for calling the program a “ponzi scheme”.  He said, “When it comes to social security, every Republican candidate knows that the current system is unsustainable with an unfunded liability and trillions of dollars. Other candidates in this race use words like ‘fraud’ and compare it to a criminal enterprise. And under the media spotlight, they change their tune and they start sounding like liberals.” Perry also went after President Obama’s new jobs bill, calling the plan too expensive for the country.  He said, “There ought to be 12-step program in Washington D.C. and the first step should be admit you are powerless over your spending addiction and that your budget has become unmanageable.”

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