Giving his last farewell speech as leader of the second most populous state of the United States, Texas Governor Rick Perry on Thursday boasted the accomplishments during his tenure, including the economic growth and a record of job creation, which has made his way to the 2016 presidential elections as a Republican nominee.
While addressing a joint session of the Texas Legislature, the Republican leader said that Texas had created 1.4 million jobs between December 2007 and today.
Perry claimed that the job gains in Texas were impressive at a time when the rest of the country had lost 400,000 jobs.
“Job creation, not higher taxation, is the best form of revenue generation,” said Perry, the longest-serving governor in Texas history, during his last address.
During his speech, Perry also launched attack at President Barack Obama and his administration over multiple issues like border security, building the largest wind-turbine power network in the US and bipartisan efforts for decriminalizing certain kinds of drug offenses in the state.
After serving Texas for 14 years, Perry will step down from his post of Governor in a few days.
According to some polls, Perry is also emerging as a potential Republican candidate for the presidential elections in 2016.
During the 2012 presidential polls, Perry had dropped out of a gaffe-filled and short-lived campaign for his nomination and now he is leaving no stone unturned to make a national political comeback.
Perry is currently facing a criminal trial for felony charges of abuse of power in Texas. The political analysts find this may cloud his another run for the presidential post and can also give a huge setback to his plans for national political comeback.