Rick Perry: Obama Looks for 'One-Size-Fits-All' Solutions
8:04 AM, May 5, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Governor Rick Perry of Texas criticized President Barack Obama's Washington-centric approach to solving problems in a Sunday appearance on NBC's Meet the Press. Perry was asked by host David Gregory about the recent botched execution of a convicted murderer in neighboring Oklahoma and the announcement from Obama that his administration would be "analyzing" the use of capital punishment in various states. Perry said he was confident about how Texas administered executions, and then offered a critique of Obama.
"All too often, whether it's on health care or whether it's on education or whether it's on this issue of how states deal with the death penalty, he looks for a one-size-fits-all solution, centric to Washington, D.C.," Perry said. "And I will suggest to you that's one of the problems we have in this country. We're a very diverse coutry, and allow the states, on these issues that aren't addressed directly by the Constitution, to come up with the solutions. I think the country would be happier, for one thing, I know the country would be more economically viable."
In the interview, Perry also spoke about issues like the economy, Obamacare, the minimum wage, and his unsuccessful run for president in 2012. Gregory pressed Perry about the possibility he may run again in 2016, though Perry didn't answer him directly. Watch the full interview below:
Perry spoke to THE WEEKLY STANDARD in March about reaching the end of his lengthy tenure as governor:
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