OK Show-Me candidates for office – a Texan is showing You!

His state ranked fourth, behind only Delaware and two Canadian provinces on the 2013 Index of Economic Freedom of North America, current Texas Governor Rick Perry has long touted Texas’s economic prosperity, resulting from the relatively low level of taxation and regulation, two of the principal components of economic freedom.

The desire to enhance economic freedom must be spreading in Texas or else there is something in the Lone Star state’s water that prompted the 2014 candidate for governor to announce an initiative that, if implemented, would certainly help create jobs and propel economic growth and freedom in Texas even higher.

Texas attorney general and candidate for Governor, Greg Abbott, has proposed reforming his state’s occupational licensing requirements for jobs that have no direct impact on consumer health or safety, doing away with most.   Continue reading