How Rick Perry Aggressively Pursued F...

How Rick Perry Aggressively Pursued Federal Aid He Now Decries

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Since: Sep 09

Muskogee, OK

#1 Aug 17, 2011
http://swampland.time.com/2011/08/17/rick-per...

"In his presidential-campaign kickoff on Aug. 13, Texas Governor Rick Perry burnished his conservative credentials by attacking the idea of deficit stimulus spending.“Washington’s insatiable desire to spend our children’s inheritance on failed stimulus plans and other misguided economic theories have given us record debt and left us with far too many unemployed,” he said.

But ’twas not always so for Perry. Back in 2003, lobbyists under Perry’s direction went to Capitol Hill to lobby the Republican Congress for more than a billion dollars in federal deficit spending on “stimulus.” And they won. A 2005 report (PDF) by the Texas Office of State-Federal Relations boasted of “$1.2 billion in temporary state fiscal relief to Texas” through Medicaid that Perry’s lobbying operation had secured."

Since: Sep 09

Muskogee, OK

#2 Aug 17, 2011
Also note, "In 2005, the lobbyists fought to restore $200 million in funding for No Child Left Behind that had been cut by the Senate. About $14.5 million of that money was directed to Texas for “innovation programs.” The Texas lobbying operation also supported several earmarks, including direct funds for maintenance dredging in the Matagorda shipping channel and money to study the feasibility of a desalination project in Freeport."

Since: Sep 09

Muskogee, OK

#3 Aug 17, 2011
I urge all to stand up, get out & vote when it is time. Why just sit there & let this stuff happen!
Vote the Tea Party out!!!

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