In honor of President Obama’s visit to Texas Thursday, Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, has released a letter and a jobs checklist for the president. Perry posted the following letter on his Facebook page, asking his fans to sign it.

Welcome to the Lone Star State, Mr. President.

Because your visit is focused on the economy, we’d like to share how we’re creating jobs and opportunity in Texas. Here is a handy checklist for you to take back to Washington:

Low taxes
Lawsuit abuse reform
Predictable and effective regulations
Balanced budgets
Accountable schools and a competitive workforce

The Texas Model works:

• While the U.S. lost 2.5 million net jobs over the last five years, Texas created 530,000 net new jobs.
• Over the last 10 years, Texas created 33 percent of the net new jobs nationwide.
• Texas has been the top exporting state in the nation for 11 straight years.
• Texas is ranked #1 on CNBC’s 2012 Top States for Business list.

And just this week, Chief Executive magazine ranked Texas the best state to do business for the ninth year in a row, and Site Selection Magazine ranked us the most competitive state in 2012. Mr. President, the Texas Success Story can be the American Success Story.


Rick Perry


Perry is expected to greet President Obama on the tarmac in Texas on Thursday and has welcomed the idea of him visiting the state.

“If President Obama is serious about getting our nation’s economy working again, then he’s come to the right place,” a Perry spokesman told National Review.