Perry: If You Drill It, The Jobs Will Come

| Tue Oct. 11, 2011 7:22 PM EDT

In the opening minutes of tonight's debate, Rick Perry teased his jobs plan: Drill. Drill. And drill some more.

Which would be a great start, if energy companies hadn't been doing gangbusters over the past decade, while doing close to nothing to help the economy get back on track:

Perry's plan won't be ready for a few days yet. But, evidently, it'll keep corporate profits high and employment numbers low.