Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he's happy to integrate good ideas from other states into Texas government. He also says he'll stay away from programs that have been "failures" like former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's statewide health care program.
In an exclusive interview with Jennifer Wishon of CBN News, referencing Romney's health care program, Perry said, "Ooh, we don't want to do that."
Watch what he had to say.
Gov. Rick Perry: I can promise you when Bobby Jindal over on my eastern flank comes up with a new way to deliver health care, because he is just a brilliant guy when it comes to policy issues dealing with health and human services, we'll go over there and snitch that in a minute and implement it in our state.
When Brian Sandoval in Nevada comes up with a new way to deal with taxation and it will fit into our system in Texas we'll go put that in and try it.
If some state decides to do something like pass a health care plan that, you know, is kind of like this Obama thing and it's a failure then we kind of go, 'Ooh, we don't want to do that,' and that state may have been harmed by it, but the whole nation was not.
That is what our Founding Fathers say from the standpoint of a structure of which the states competed against each other, but more importantly were these laboratories of innovation for the different ideas.