Rick Perry Gives a Shoutout to Millennials in His Presidential Campaign Announcement

He'll fix the entitlement system for you, he says.


Rick Perry, former governor of Texas, speaks during an event to formally announce his presidential campaign in a hangar at Addison Airport in Addison, Texas, U.S., on Thursday, June 4, 2015. Perry today announced his second bid for the U.S. presidency, seeking to rehabilitate his image nationally after a series of stumbles and gaffes ended his campaign in 2012.

Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Rick Perry addressed young Americans as he announced Thursday he is running for the Republican nomination for president.

From the former Texas governor's prepared remarks, e-mailed by his campaign:

Debt is not just a fiscal nightmare, it is a moral failure. Let me speak to the millennial generation: massive debt, passed on from our generation to yours, is a breaking of the social compact.

You deserve better. I am going to offer a responsible plan to fix the entitlement system, and to stop this theft from your generation.

Perry announced his second run for the White House outside Dallas. 

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