Attorney General Abbott boasts about Texas economy

Attorney General Abbott boasts about Texas economy

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AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 4: Republican candidate for governor, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott speaks to the press after voting in the Texas primary at Western Hills Church of Christ on March 4, 2014 in Austin, Texas. Abbott is planning to make stops in Houston and Dallas for get out-the-vote rallies ahead of the elections. (Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

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by Tina Shelvey, KVUE

KVUE

Posted on July 10, 2014 at 1:03 PM

AUSTIN, Texas -- Ahead of President Barack Obama's speech in Austin on the economy, current Texas Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott took some time to tout Texas's flourishing economy.

He focused on female-owned businesses at the Lavazza coffee shop on Congress Avenue.

Abbott said he's happy to see Obama chose Texas to highlight the economy, adding perhaps he will learn something while he is here.

His criticism continued, Abbott using an old Texas saying, claiming Obama is "all talk and no cattle," especially when it comes to issues like our broken healthcare system, the embattled Veteran's Administration scandal and the crisis at the border.

He added Obama can also learn from from the more than 737,000 female business owners in Texas, a state that promotes opportunity and rewards ingenuity.

Abbott says policies, not government mandates have allowed women to thrive.

Outside the cafe about a dozen protestors were here regarding another issue, a recent ruling Abbott made about chemical inventory lists.

After decades of transparency, Abbott said Homeland Security concerns prompted him to make those lists private, adding anyone who wants the lists can just ask a business for it.

Several investigative reporters at KVUE's sister station WFAA in Dallas attempted to ask several chemical businesses there for their lists, and were denied.

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