Governor Rick Perry vetoes 37 bills

Governor Rick Perry vetoes 37 bills

There are 32 comments on the El Paso Times story from Jun 20, 2009, titled Governor Rick Perry vetoes 37 bills. In it, El Paso Times reports that:

Gov. Rick Perry vetoed 37 pieces of legislation Friday from the recently concluded legislative session, including bills allowing for the early release of rehabilitated prisoners and an expansion of full-day pre-kindergarten. Though no more vetoes were expected, Perry has until Sunday to sign or veto legislation passed during the session, which ...

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Granbury, TX

#1 Jun 20, 2009
The Texas treasury is solvent mostly because of the State's ownership of public lands, a law in force since Lamar was President of the Republic of Texas. The State is the beneficiary of huge revenues from oil on State-owned land.

Nevertheless, money squanderers, particularly congresspersons from the Houston, El Paso, Dallas and other urban areas are determined to make sure that we go bankrupt like California by constantly creatng more bureacracies and by pandering to the indolent with wasteful social programs for those who prefer not to be productive citizens.

Perry should have vetoed even more of the pork barrel spending bills.
jack13

United States

#2 Jun 20, 2009
Veto Veto Veto wrote:
The Texas treasury is solvent mostly because of the State's ownership of public lands, a law in force since Lamar was President of the Republic of Texas. The State is the beneficiary of huge revenues from oil on State-owned land.
Nevertheless, money squanderers, particularly congresspersons from the Houston, El Paso, Dallas and other urban areas are determined to make sure that we go bankrupt like California by constantly creatng more bureacracies and by pandering to the indolent with wasteful social programs for those who prefer not to be productive citizens.
Perry should have vetoed even more of the pork barrel spending bills.
I love it when some left winger from that great state of Arkanas has the gall to coment on Texas law. what skin is it off your butt what we spend in Texas. It costs $90 dollars a day to keep a man in prison. 62% are in prison for marjuana offenses.
Perhaps we could afford all day kindergarden if we would release some of those prisoners.
John Guinn

United States

#3 Jun 20, 2009
jack13 wrote:
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I love it when some left winger from that great state of Arkanas has the gall to coment on Texas law. what skin is it off your butt what we spend in Texas. It costs $90 dollars a day to keep a man in prison. 62% are in prison for marjuana offenses.
Perhaps we could afford all day kindergarden if we would release some of those prisoners.
I agree with you on the prison issue, there are many people in the prison system that are not a threat to the public and should be let out, so they may have a job, pay taxes Etc, RICK PERRY needs to be voted out of office come re-election time.
Texan

United States

#4 Jun 20, 2009
Amen to that VetoVetoVeto; our legislators love to spend money, our money! Why would we need FULL DAY "PRE"Kinder? So that someone else can care for the child instead of his/her parents? Give me a break, education begins at home mom, YOU prepare him for Kinder like I did. Program after program after program; this ISN'T California! The budget has been scaled back from not having to spend all this wasteful money. Keep the vetos coming Perry, continue your watchful eye on our money.
Texan

United States

#5 Jun 20, 2009
Oh, one more thing VetoVetoVeto; why on earth you were called a "left winger" is beyond me.:-)
John Guinn

United States

#6 Jun 21, 2009
Texan wrote:
Amen to that VetoVetoVeto; our legislators love to spend money, our money! Why would we need FULL DAY "PRE"Kinder? So that someone else can care for the child instead of his/her parents? Give me a break, education begins at home mom, YOU prepare him for Kinder like I did. Program after program after program; this ISN'T California! The budget has been scaled back from not having to spend all this wasteful money. Keep the vetos coming Perry, continue your watchful eye on our money.
Cannot disagree more. Some of the bills he veto, would have saved the tax payer money! Your right I do not think we needed to spend more of our resources own wasteful school programs that have not worked, but make people feel better,and thank God we are not in the mess Califorina is, at least not yet! But Perry is only trying to look good now for the future voters he thinks he will need later. IMO he has not been a good Leader for this state!

Since: Jun 09

Scrotum, Idaho

#7 Jun 21, 2009
The next time Perry runs for governor - Let's "veto" him!
Texan

United States

#8 Jun 21, 2009
Happy Father's Day to all dads. There are so many fathers missing in children's lives today and that's contibuting to the skyrocketing numbers in teen pregnancy, drug experimentation, and juvenile delinquency. A dad is so critical in a child's life; God bless those who fulfill their obligations and responsibilities.
Texan

United States

#9 Jun 21, 2009
A good leader (Gov) makes tough choices including ones not very popular but good for the long run. I can think of some that I myself didn't like. But if he gave free reign to legislators who are salivating at raiding the coffers and spending tax money for every new entitlement program that will make them popular with a growing segment of immigrants; we'd be EXACTLY in the same position as California. NO THANKS. Kids would spend all the money at the toy store if dad never said NO.
jack13

United States

#10 Jun 21, 2009
Texan wrote:
A good leader (Gov) makes tough choices including ones not very popular but good for the long run. I can think of some that I myself didn't like. But if he gave free reign to legislators who are salivating at raiding the coffers and spending tax money for every new entitlement program that will make them popular with a growing segment of immigrants; we'd be EXACTLY in the same position as California. NO THANKS. Kids would spend all the money at the toy store if dad never said NO.
It's nice to have a race of people to blame everything on. As a Irishman, I read the history of the Irish immigrants to America. the same blame game was popular in those years too, except the people the main stream was railing against was the Irish, not Hispanics. We are a nation of immigrants. We should encourage more, not less. They keep our country strong.
Texan

United States

#11 Jun 21, 2009
I am all for encouraging immigrants to come to America; you said it: we are a nation of immigrants. And you also know full well that the people you write about were self-sufficient and busted their butts to find work wherever they could even in desperate times. You know exactly which segment of the population I am writing about. If your observation were true, we wouldn't need 95% of the programs in place today. America was built on the backs of hard-working immigrants; not by socialism; America represents the very opposite of taking from those who have to give to those who don't (and don't want to). America is the land of opportunity, but the first rule is don't break the law, the second is go forth and make something of yourself. Poverty will always exist and everyone needs help now and then until they can get back on their feet, but for you to completely ignore the abuse of the system is odd for a decendant of a successful segment of immigrants.

Since: Jun 09

Scrotum, Idaho

#12 Jun 21, 2009
Texan wrote:
A good leader (Gov) makes tough choices including ones not very popular but good for the long run. I can think of some that I myself didn't like. But if he gave free reign to legislators who are salivating at raiding the coffers and spending tax money for every new entitlement program that will make them popular with a growing segment of immigrants; we'd be EXACTLY in the same position as California. NO THANKS. Kids would spend all the money at the toy store if dad never said NO.
If we're to be in awe of Governor Perry's infinite wisdom and fiscal responsibility, why not just ask him in advance what he will sign or veto and save the cost of having a legislature?
jack13

United States

#13 Jun 21, 2009
Texan wrote:
I am all for encouraging immigrants to come to America; you said it: we are a nation of immigrants. And you also know full well that the people you write about were self-sufficient and busted their butts to find work wherever they could even in desperate times. You know exactly which segment of the population I am writing about. If your observation were true, we wouldn't need 95% of the programs in place today. America was built on the backs of hard-working immigrants; not by socialism; America represents the very opposite of taking from those who have to give to those who don't (and don't want to). America is the land of opportunity, but the first rule is don't break the law, the second is go forth and make something of yourself. Poverty will always exist and everyone needs help now and then until they can get back on their feet, but for you to completely ignore the abuse of the system is odd for a decendant of a successful segment of immigrants.
I have looked around me. The hispanics are also hard working. They are also successful. Not long ago your type of mentality was saying it was the blacks clogging the sosial rolls of the country and leaders of right wing were talking about blacks driving up to cash in their food stamps in Cadilacs. When it was pointed out that the vast majority of those drawing food stamps were not blacks but poor whites and that some soldiers were forced on food stamps because of low pay, they ignored this because they never let the truth interfere with a good propaganda. With your type everything is black and white. The poor are lazy, the rich are hard working. May I be so bold as to point out that 1% of Americans control 98% of the wealth of the nation. That leaves a very thin slice for the rest of us. You dare critcize the very few social programs that we have in place to help the poor as being socialism? That at this time the rich take from the poor and say its the poor's fault the country is in the shape it is in. Take medicine. The rich claim America has the best health system in the world. They leave something out of that statement. They should amend the statement by adding, for the rich. Our system is the 34th in the industrialized world and it is worst than that when we are talking about survival rates for our babies during their first year of life. Yet, today, on the news, I hear that reforming heath care in America is going to hurt the insurance industry and we are trying to socialize medicine. I'm all for letting the rich pay for their merdical care, but I rebel when my elected representatives are more worried about the health of some corporations than the wellbeing of Americans. Of course the insurance corporations are all for one reform. They want mandate that all Americans to buy their own health insurance, just as we have to buy insurace for our cars. No doubt in my mind that is what will happen. After all, we have the best congress money can buy.
Texan

United States

#14 Jun 21, 2009
Telstar wrote:
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If we're to be in awe of Governor Perry's infinite wisdom and fiscal responsibility, why not just ask him in advance what he will sign or veto and save the cost of having a legislature?
Hmm; I'm not sure at what point you picked up that anyone is in "awe" of the governor which is quoted by you above, and your next sentence simply certifies that you have the California mentality; that legislatures should have free reign on spending. Ok, point taken. I can say with confidence that I have no interest in engaging with a true liberal as I am completely against that and regardless of how much we post back and forth, you and I will never convince each other. You certainly have a right to your opinion though.
Texan

United States

#15 Jun 21, 2009
jack13 wrote:
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I have looked around me. The hispanics are also hard working. They are also successful. Not long ago your type of mentality was saying it was the blacks clogging the sosial rolls of the country and leaders of right wing were talking about blacks driving up to cash in their food stamps in Cadilacs. When it was pointed out that the vast majority of those drawing food stamps were not blacks but poor whites and that some soldiers were forced on food stamps because of low pay, they ignored this because they never let the truth interfere with a good propaganda. With your type everything is black and white. The poor are lazy, the rich are hard working. May I be so bold as to point out that 1% of Americans control 98% of the wealth of the nation. That leaves a very thin slice for the rest of us. You dare critcize the very few social programs that we have in place to help the poor as being socialism? That at this time the rich take from the poor and say its the poor's fault the country is in the shape it is in. Take medicine. The rich claim America has the best health system in the world. They leave something out of that statement. They should amend the statement by adding, for the rich. Our system is the 34th in the industrialized world and it is worst than that when we are talking about survival rates for our babies during their first year of life. Yet, today, on the news, I hear that reforming heath care in America is going to hurt the insurance industry and we are trying to socialize medicine. I'm all for letting the rich pay for their merdical care, but I rebel when my elected representatives are more worried about the health of some corporations than the wellbeing of Americans. Of course the insurance corporations are all for one reform. They want mandate that all Americans to buy their own health insurance, just as we have to buy insurace for our cars. No doubt in my mind that is what will happen. After all, we have the best congress money can buy.
"...few social programs we have in place..." ?? Did I read that correctly?
You're kidding me right?
Jack, I respectfully point out that you are even a bit more Liberal LEFT than Telstar (if that is possible with the exception of Michael Moore).
Thank you both for your opinions, I can see that any further posts here by me will be an exercise in futility.
Houston_cyclist

United States

#16 Jun 22, 2009
"Among the vetoes, Perry also nixed:
A proposal to require that drivers give bikes, motorcyclists and pedestrians at least a 3-foot space when passing."

Cannoot Perry was dum enough to veto the 3-foot bill. The bill providing additional "space" to police & emergency vehicles has worked wonders in the Houston area. When Rick Perry tries for re-election, I WILL BE SURE TO DO THE RIGHT THING AND VETO RICK!
Bean Counter

El Paso, TX

#17 Jun 22, 2009
I read a lot about the cost of keeping people in prison. What about the cost of keeping criminals on the streets?
jack13

United States

#18 Jun 23, 2009
Bean Counter wrote:
I read a lot about the cost of keeping people in prison. What about the cost of keeping criminals on the streets?
A man only becomes a criminal when a law is passed making an activity he is engaged in a crime. For years around the world, people smoked, and still do, I might add, marijuana. The law on the books are if you are caught with ONE marijuna cigarette, you go to jail for a year and if you are cuaght growing ONE plant, you get 5 years. Your sentence for bank robbery is less than if you are caught with one rock of cocaine. Now people who are sentenced for non-violent crimes will only become dangerous if kept in prison, then released without supervision and prevented from finding work. Now, as the sentencing guidelines are set, your bank robber can be on the street sooner that the one plant pot grower. Do you really think the bank robber is a less danger that the pot grower? I say again, let out the non- violent inmate out so he can, if he needs it treatment, get it. But let him get a job, make a family, or if he can afford it, go to school, and pay taxes. Makes sense to me. Of course if your a prison guard or own stock in the billion dollar prison industry, then it makes sense to you to kepp men locked up longer and longer as you profit from his time in prison.

Since: Jun 09

Scrotum, Idaho

#19 Jun 23, 2009
jack13 wrote:
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A man only becomes a criminal when a law is passed making an activity he is engaged in a crime. For years around the world, people smoked, and still do, I might add, marijuana. The law on the books are if you are caught with ONE marijuna cigarette, you go to jail for a year and if you are cuaght growing ONE plant, you get 5 years. Your sentence for bank robbery is less than if you are caught with one rock of cocaine. Now people who are sentenced for non-violent crimes will only become dangerous if kept in prison, then released without supervision and prevented from finding work. Now, as the sentencing guidelines are set, your bank robber can be on the street sooner that the one plant pot grower. Do you really think the bank robber is a less danger that the pot grower? I say again, let out the non- violent inmate out so he can, if he needs it treatment, get it. But let him get a job, make a family, or if he can afford it, go to school, and pay taxes. Makes sense to me. Of course if your a prison guard or own stock in the billion dollar prison industry, then it makes sense to you to kepp men locked up longer and longer as you profit from his time in prison.
Believe it's the other way around. When a person KNOWINGLY AND WILLINGLY engages in activities prohibited by law, he or she becomes a criminal.

However, I personally think the narcotic laws are ridiculous. Make it all legal. That would put the drug dealers out of business and those who want to do drugs could do so at will.

But until the laws are so changed - "Don't do the crime unless you can do the time".
John Guinn

United States

#20 Jun 25, 2009
jack13 wrote:
<quoted text>
A man only becomes a criminal when a law is passed making an activity he is engaged in a crime. For years around the world, people smoked, and still do, I might add, marijuana. The law on the books are if you are caught with ONE marijuna cigarette, you go to jail for a year and if you are cuaght growing ONE plant, you get 5 years. Your sentence for bank robbery is less than if you are caught with one rock of cocaine. Now people who are sentenced for non-violent crimes will only become dangerous if kept in prison, then released without supervision and prevented from finding work. Now, as the sentencing guidelines are set, your bank robber can be on the street sooner that the one plant pot grower. Do you really think the bank robber is a less danger that the pot grower? I say again, let out the non- violent inmate out so he can, if he needs it treatment, get it. But let him get a job, make a family, or if he can afford it, go to school, and pay taxes. Makes sense to me. Of course if your a prison guard or own stock in the billion dollar prison industry, then it makes sense to you to kepp men locked up longer and longer as you profit from his time in prison.
You are correct, and you have a brain, most people do not see it this way. Our goverment makes these laws so they can keep their prison systems going! Why can Americans not see this?

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