Perry: DC's grip on states must loosen

Perry: DC's grip on states must loosen

There are 22 comments on the El Paso Times story from Apr 19, 2010, titled Perry: DC's grip on states must loosen. In it, El Paso Times reports that:

Last week Evan Smith of The Texas Tribune met with Gov. Rick Perry to talk about former President George W. Bush, President Barack Obama, the New Deal, and his own political future.

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Jive talking

Brownsville, TX

#1 Apr 19, 2010
He didn't say a word when Bush was spending this country to oblivion. In which he blew a multi billion dollar surplus.
But now that the other party is in power, everything is wrong in Washington.
To the Republicans, it's not about what's right or wrong for the people or this country. It's about making the other party wrong. Period!

Obama inherited a mess. And now that he's cleaning it up, they cry foul.

Rick Perry is a joke!

Since: Jul 07

Portsmouth, VA

#2 Apr 19, 2010
states rights versus federal authority. hamilton versus jefferson. the more things change, the more they stay the same. jefferson was right!
Dino

Mexico, Mexico

#3 Apr 19, 2010
Have Norma Chavez out him.
S7aS

El Paso, TX

#4 Apr 19, 2010
I could barely read any more after he said Bush kept America safe.
Perry Winkle

Silver Spring, MD

#5 Apr 19, 2010
What an a-ho
LOL LOL

El Paso, TX

#6 Apr 19, 2010
Secession is not allowed under the American Constitution. Perry must be a product of the same education system Bush came from to think that is so.

Even if it were allowed, the people of Texas would never allow secession because Texas would become a third world country. Without all the Federal dollars coming in from military bases, Medicare, education with the state then having to provide for its own defense, border protection etc. etc. the state would be drained of the little money it generates from property taxes.

If screaming "Secession" is Perrys way of governing than Texas needs a new Governor because this guy is not fit for the job. Besides how could he run for President if Texas is no long a state? This guys logic turns on a dime from day to day.

This "must be an election year" and this is the only way this Clown knows how to keep the ignorant fools that vote for him emotionally charged up for the election.
Dave

United States

#7 Apr 19, 2010
Elections have consequences....and we are living with ours!
OutInTheWestTexa s Town

United States

#8 Apr 19, 2010
JIVE:
Perry siad that the problems went back to the 1930's! I believe the Democraps were in power then as well.
As for messes, every President has "inherited" them. You make it sound as if this is the first time this has happened.
At least every president up to this current one can and has proven that they are legally able to become the president of the USA. When is Pres. Barry gonna issue forth the same proof?
Jive talking wrote:
He didn't say a word when Bush was spending this country to oblivion. In which he blew a multi billion dollar surplus.
But now that the other party is in power, everything is wrong in Washington.
To the Republicans, it's not about what's right or wrong for the people or this country. It's about making the other party wrong. Period!
Obama inherited a mess. And now that he's cleaning it up, they cry foul.
Rick Perry is a joke!
Mark

Bryan, TX

#9 Apr 19, 2010
No. We need more regulation, in some areas, not less. Weak government is what got us into the mess we're in. And I know your record, Perry, and I'm not interested.
Tito Bananas

El Paso, TX

#11 Apr 19, 2010
Perry is a dullard, much like his buddy Bush. I agree, they must have gone to the same school. It was curious indeed how Perry does not mention Bush's squandering of a hefty surplus during his eight years in office. During this time, I don't recall Perry being vocal about outrageous spending? Suddenly, he is agreeing with the Tea baggers and crying foul! Not only that, but he is not satisfied with criticizing the current president...he has to go back to the 30's to criticize FDR? Please! FDR was 1000X the executive Perry is, or Bush was. This is the man that got this nation through the Great Depression and WWII; thank God someone like Perry was not in charge then, our our nation would not exist anymore. He should take a closer look at his idol, Reagan. All repubes love to idolze him, somehow forgetting that the man LIED to the nation about the whole Iron/contra affair, and was terribly repressive socially. You complain about Obama being a charismatic leader who is ineffectual? LOL... that practically defines Reagan. Yes, he was quick with the joke (who others wrote for him), but what did he really accomplish? Don't tell me that he defeated the Russians, because that is a load of crap. Communism collapsed under its OWN weight, and history has reveled that Reagan has little to do with it, despite what conservatives LOVE to believe.
Art

Tegucigalpa, Honduras

#12 Apr 19, 2010
Didn't vote for the man, but he is right. America is not a one size fits all country. We do not need an all powerful Federal government dictating how states should be run.

Less Federal government control, gives us more choices. Each state will pass laws that the majority of "their" citizens want. If you disagree, then you move to a state that is better suited to your belives and still reside in the best country in the world!!!!
Tito Bananas

El Paso, TX

#13 Apr 19, 2010
Bird wrote:
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Did you actually read the first paragraph of the article? You know where Perry said secession was not an alternative? Maybe the education system you need to look at is whatever one you were rammed through. A little course in remedial reading might help.
Perry has come under alot of heat for his comments about secession, and that is why he is trying to back track a bit here. But, there is not doubt that he has suggested secession before as a scenario in case Washington becomes too intrusive. These are HIS words...

"We've got a great union. There's absolutely no reason to dissolve it. But if Washington continues to thumb their nose at the American people, you know, who knows what might come out of that. But Texas is a very unique place, and we're a pretty independent lot to boot."

Oh, yes... we are a great nation, but who knows!...COME ON! If this is not treasonous, I don't know WHAT is! Talking about "State's Rights" and "Secession" Geez, nice to see Perry's politics are still stuck in the 19th century. Moron. I can't wait till he leaves office.
Tito Bananas

El Paso, TX

#14 Apr 19, 2010
Art wrote:
Didn't vote for the man, but he is right. America is not a one size fits all country. We do not need an all powerful Federal government dictating how states should be run.
Less Federal government control, gives us more choices. Each state will pass laws that the majority of "their" citizens want. If you disagree, then you move to a state that is better suited to your belives and still reside in the best country in the world!!!!
Federal government needs to regulate certain things, and people like Perry and the Tea Party are frankly exaggerating the expansion of the federals. If he was so concerned, why didn't he complain about the previous administration? Certainly Bush passed legislation, like the PATRIOT ACT, that some would deem as intrusive. Oh, wait...but he did it to protect us... right.....
Perry is a hypocrite. He is right about one thing... it is about the money... that is what the Tea Baggers are complaining about. They don't care when illegal wars are waged or when rights are trempled...but mess with their taxes and guns..WHOOOOWHEEEEEE... morons. if they stopped enough to think, they'd see they actually paid LESS taxes this year.
Perry is a hoax

United States

#15 Apr 19, 2010
Perry's own 10 yr grip on governorship MUST END. Revisionist and prejudicial propoganda that wants to take Texas back to the segregated confederate south era is the biggest fraud of all time. Reagan was an ACTOR, not a businessman or an educated public interest president. He was responsible for raising taxes and widening the income gap. He was nothing but a corporate puppet.

There should be a restraining order against corporate interests superceding public interests of health,safety, income equality, rates for energy (tuition, etc).

GOP has no credibility when it hands over 700 billion to irresponsible banks after the reckless greedy CEO's knowingly fraud their own companies.

Texas Tribune is trying to save an outdated , overstayed Perry and his party. Maybe because someone has a man crush on good hair Perry because there isn't a shred of intelligence coming out of Perry. Texas Tribune ought to simply placed Perry on a geriatric centerfold layout and be done with it.
Perry is a hoax

United States

#16 Apr 19, 2010
Long live Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Delano Roosevelt ,and Lyndon B. Johnson, John F. Kennedy, Clinton (for the great budget surpluses and prosperity individual Americans enjoyed)and Obama (for even wanting to fix the mess Bush left America in). They all contributed to the best interests of America and leave important historical contributions (irregardless of personal challenges).
LLB

El Paso, TX

#17 Apr 19, 2010
Seize that man,arrest him. He is speaking of a succession, a revolution - he's working with that stupid ex-governer Palin. He doesn't speak for all Texans. He's incredibly stupid and he's thinking of being the President of Texas. Watch this fool, because he will corrupt our state...he'll ruin us. He doesn't know what he's doing. Our schools are so broke, we are losing bus services to get the children to schools that are closing. Government offices are on furlow, its his doing. Don't let this man even get near the microphone - he will destroy TEXAS!@! He could be another "gasp" -....Hitler!
Tanilo del Chuco

United States

#18 Apr 19, 2010
OH, JUST GREAT!

Young El Pasoans, do you know what some of the CONSEQUENCES would REALLY be, for YOU? Here's what BibleThumper, True Mommie Titi Texans would do "for" El Paso:

Move Ft. Bliss to Ft. Hood and Ft. Sam Houston.

Move William Beaumont Army Hospital to Brooks AFB.

Demand "them dirty, mean ol' Injuns" (read "Tigua Nation") leave poor ol' Mommy Texas alone, you mean ol' savages! Move upstream to Tortuga or Las Cruces, where you're wanted, liked, understood, and appreciated.

Or, as an alternative, a forced move of all Tigua members to hut village on the outskirts of Austin, to set up a casino, so all the Biblethumper Mommy Texans can have a place to "recreate."

Demand El Paso git on Central Standard Time, thereby further wrecking its close economic roots to the North and the west most of the year, and Mexico the rest of the year.

Demand that El Paso restaurants stop selling unique, conservative, crisp, very tasty, true Mexican Food, and start selling that filthy slop from cowbottoms called "TexMex."

Demand all pertty El Paso wimin, "even the messycans," be herded up and sent in cattlecars to Austin and/or San Antonio, for the extreme pleasure of the True Mommie-tittie Bible Thumpers.

Demand all dem damn yankees in El Paso, includin' all the retired military ossifers, git their butts outa mommie Texas, and either go back North, or go West, or go South to Chi-hooa-hooa.

That's just a start.

You young El Pasoans, with most roots either in Jalisco or the Upper Midwest, just don't understand El Paso's traditional situation vis-a-vis the Confederate State of Texas. I come from a pioneer family and I can tell you, they want to keep you controlled, docile (like you are anyway now), and weak, for good, if possible.

You're not Texans, in Texas. I've lived there too long, and I'm telling you your reality.
Tito Bananas

Brownsville, TX

#19 Apr 19, 2010
Tanilo del Chuco wrote:
OH, JUST GREAT!
Young El Pasoans, do you know what some of the CONSEQUENCES would REALLY be, for YOU? Here's what BibleThumper, True Mommie Titi Texans would do "for" El Paso:
Move Ft. Bliss to Ft. Hood and Ft. Sam Houston.
Move William Beaumont Army Hospital to Brooks AFB.
Demand "them dirty, mean ol' Injuns" (read "Tigua Nation") leave poor ol' Mommy Texas alone, you mean ol' savages! Move upstream to Tortuga or Las Cruces, where you're wanted, liked, understood, and appreciated.
Or, as an alternative, a forced move of all Tigua members to hut village on the outskirts of Austin, to set up a casino, so all the Biblethumper Mommy Texans can have a place to "recreate."
Demand El Paso git on Central Standard Time, thereby further wrecking its close economic roots to the North and the west most of the year, and Mexico the rest of the year.
Demand that El Paso restaurants stop selling unique, conservative, crisp, very tasty, true Mexican Food, and start selling that filthy slop from cowbottoms called "TexMex."
Demand all pertty El Paso wimin, "even the messycans," be herded up and sent in cattlecars to Austin and/or San Antonio, for the extreme pleasure of the True Mommie-tittie Bible Thumpers.
Demand all dem damn yankees in El Paso, includin' all the retired military ossifers, git their butts outa mommie Texas, and either go back North, or go West, or go South to Chi-hooa-hooa.
That's just a start.
You young El Pasoans, with most roots either in Jalisco or the Upper Midwest, just don't understand El Paso's traditional situation vis-a-vis the Confederate State of Texas. I come from a pioneer family and I can tell you, they want to keep you controlled, docile (like you are anyway now), and weak, for good, if possible.
You're not Texans, in Texas. I've lived there too long, and I'm telling you your reality.
LOL...good one. You left out that he would create a human wall made up of state militia to keep all the dirty mescuns from crossing over in hordes. And, he'd turn the entire county into a leper colony. Allow me to reiterate... Perry is a moron.
David

AOL

#20 Apr 19, 2010
Once again people are throwing around constitutional ignorance. There is nothing in the constitution that either allows or prohibits secession. There is ,however, a Supreme Court Opinion from 1879 concerning Texas and secession. It says that Texas and the Union entered into an indisoluble arrangement when Texas joined the United States, and the only way the union could be disolved is through revolution or mutual consent. What is guaranteed by the Bill of Rights; is the right to bear arms and maintain a well regulated militia.
NObama

El Paso, TX

#21 Apr 19, 2010
Give me freedom or give me secesion!

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