CHICAGO (CBS) — Governor Rick Perry says competition is a good thing.
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The former Republican Presidential candidate says that’s why he’s here in Illinois to talk to businesses about why they should consider moving to Texas.
“Illinois is known as a place that’s pretty tough to do business in.”
Perry arrived in Illinois Monday on a mission to lure away the state’s businesses, blast its financial problems and spark a little interstate rivalry with a simple message to Gov. Pat Quinn.
“I wouldn’t mind being able having a company that expanded or even relocated to Texas. I also hope we can stimulate a conversation with elected officials that you gotta get your spending under control, you gotta deal with your pensions, you gotta have a tax and a regulatory and a legal environment that are conducive to job creation and in term the creation of wealth that drive the resources that flow into your state.”