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known him for years-- if pc doesn't corrupt him he will be fine- says what he thinks, if you do not like it move on down the road. knows that a dem senate will be hard to work with but also knows that a ex order can push a lot of crap uphill if enough force is applied. plain spoken and understands immigration and jobs must be fixed
any body except o


Glen beck this morning-- the bit about the brother talking to Obama-- where to find the bit funny as all get out
 

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Perry seems to have a good record in job creation in Texas so welcome to him.

But If you are watching the debate tonight there are a few that need to step out before wasting anyones time and money any longer. As if they get the nomination GHUA. :roll:
 

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Is he a republican or a democrat or both?

Texas Legislature

In 1984, Perry was elected to the Texas House of Representatives as a Democrat from a district (64) that included his home county of Haskell. He served on the House Appropriations and Calendars committees during his three two-year terms in office. He befriended fellow freshman state representative Lena Guerrero of Austin, a staunch liberal Democrat who endorsed Perry's reelection bid in 2006 on personal, rather than philosophical, grounds. Perry was part of the "Pit Bulls", a group of Appropriations members who sat on the lower dais in the committee room (or "pit") who pushed for austere state budgets during the 1980s.

Perry supported Al Gore in the 1988 Democratic presidential primaries as chairman of the Gore campaign in Texas.[18][19]

In 1989, The Dallas Morning News named him one of the most effective legislators in the 71st Legislature.[citation needed] That same year, Perry announced that he was joining the Republican Party.[20]

These are the issues that tell us who he is:

Fiscal issues

Perry, a proclaimed proponent of fiscal conservatism, has often campaigned on tax reform and job growth. Perry resisted creating a Texas state income tax and increasing sales tax rates, choosing instead to increase user fees and debt, adding $2 billion for road bonds,[30] [31] borrowing from the Federal Unemployment Trust Fund[32] and adding surcharges to various traffic offenses, protected the state's "Rainy Day fund", balanced the state budget as required by state law, and was reelected on a platform to reduce property taxes that rose with the inflation of property values in the late 1990s and the 21st century. In early 2006, Perry signed legislation that delivered a $15.7 billion reduction in property taxes.[33]

In early 2006, Perry angered some fiscal conservatives in his own party by supporting an increase in the state franchise tax alongside a property tax reform bill. Many organizations within the Republican Party itself condemned Perry's tax bill, HB-3, and likened it to a "back door" state income tax.[34] Perry claimed that the bill would save the average taxpayer $2,000 in property taxes. Critics contended that Perry inflated these numbers; the actual tax savings, some sources said, would average only $1,350 per family.[35]

In 2003, Perry signed legislation that created the Texas Enterprise Fund to enhance the development of the Texas economy. In 2004, he authorized the fund to grant $20 million to Countrywide Financial in return for a promise "to create 7,500 new jobs in the state by 2010." The grant (all of which are approved by the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor and Speaker of the House) is one of the largest made from the fund in terms of the size and the number of jobs promised. In the fall of 2007, while slashing jobs and with its stock price plummeting, Countrywide assured Perry's office that the company "believed" it would meet its 2010 commitment[36] only to be acquired in a fire sale two months later by Bank of America. Thanks to the "claw-back" provisions in the program, grantees return funds to the state for jobs not created.

As lieutenant governor, he initially sponsored a school voucher bill as an alternative to the "Robin Hood" school finance proposal. In 2004, Perry attacked the same "Robin Hood" plan as detrimental to the educational system and attempted to get the legislature to replace it with one that he said would encourage greater equity, cost less, hold down property and sales taxes, and foster job growth. Perry objected to the legalization of video lottery terminals at racetracks and on Indian reservations as well as increases in cigarette taxes.

In 2003, Perry called three consecutive special legislative sessions to procure a congressional redistricting plan he said would be more reflective of the state's population. The plan finally adopted—supported by then U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay of Sugar Land—brought about a five-seat Republican gain in the delegation. In 2006, however, the five-seat edge was reduced to three seats. Thereafter, Republicans gained one seat in 2008 and an additional three seats in the 2010 election; they now hold a 23-9 majority.

A special session of the legislature was convened on June 21, 2005, to address education issues, but resistance developed from House Speaker Tom Craddick, a Republican from Midland. Perry's proposal was attacked by members from property-poor districts and was rejected. During the session, Perry became involved in a heated debate with Comptroller Carole Strayhorn about the merits of his school finance proposal. Strayhorn initially planned to oppose Perry in the 2006 Republican primary, but she instead ran as an independent in the general election.[37] Another special session was convened on July 21, 2005, after Perry vetoed all funding for public schools for the 2007–2008 biennium. He vowed not to "approve an education budget that shortchanges teacher salary increases, textbooks, education technology, and education reforms. And I cannot let $2 billion sit in some bank account when it can go directly to the classroom."

Perry's campaign office in 2006 declared that without the special session, some "$2 billion that had been intended for teacher pay raises, education reforms, and other school priorities would have gone unused because House Bill 2 [the public school reform package] didn’t pass."[38] The bill failed to pass in the first session, and was refiled in a second session, in which the bill was defeated 62-79, after 50 amendments were added without discussion or debate.[39]

Late in 2005, to maximize the impact of a bipartisan education plan, Perry asked his former rival in the race for lieutenant governor, John Sharp—a former Texas State Comptroller and a member of the Texas Railroad Commission, Texas State Senate and Texas House of Representatives—to head an education task force charged with preparing a bipartisan education plan. Sharp accepted Perry's offer and removed himself as a potential candidate for governor in 2006. The task force issued its final plan several months later, and the legislature adopted it.[40] For his successful efforts, Sharp was later nominated by the Dallas Morning News for the "Texan of the Year" award.[41]

In June 2010, Perry went on a 12-day trade mission to East Asia. The security detail for the trip cost $129,000 in state money. The Texas Government attempted to block the media's scrutiny of the use of the funds as they contained information that could compromise the future security of the state's senior executive. A member of White's gubernatorial campaign stated that Perry should, "stop hiding the facts on fiscal issues like what he's charging taxpayers for travel". Perry's campaign countered that the trip led to greater exposure for Texas business opportunities in Asia.[42][43] In all, Perry made 23 foreign trips from 2004 to 2010, including a vacation on Grand Cayman and an education policy retreat in the Bahamas. The state paid only 1% of the travel expenses for these excursions, but security details for all trips combined cost over $1 million in state money. Perry's chief of staff remarked that the trips were "good business sense" as they enhanced the profile of Texan goods and services in foreign markets. White's campaign, however, accused Perry of staging the trips for self-promotion.[44]


This all came from Wiki so consider the source. I don't like the deal with Countrywide. I don't think state governments should be able to buy companies to come to their state with tax payers money from other states. I think it is really bad policy because the over all deal for the U.S. is not a win for the economy. It is like bribing business instead of setting policies that lure them in on their own merits.

Tex
 

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BRG said:
What does everyone think of him?


i try not too, bbbut, since you ask ;



Fee meant for poor is used to aid GOP cause

By PATRICIA KILDAY HART Copyright 2011 Houston Chronicle

Aug. 7, 2011, 6:58PM

AAhh, air-condition-ing! Is there anything quite so sweet as a frigid Freon-fluffed breeze on an August day in Houston?

The participants at the prayer vigil organized by Gov. Rick Perry were treated to arctic blasts of the stuff Saturday, with Reliant Stadium's 12,000 tons of air-conditioning keeping temperatures nippy. But as historic temperatures scorch Texas for the third straight month with triple-digit misery, $650 million collected from Texas electricity consumers to assist poor elderly and disabled citizens with their utility bills sits idly in a state bank account.

Instead of serving its intended humanitarian purpose, the state's $650 million System Benefit Fund now serves a political one — permitting Perry and other Republican leaders to keep their "no new taxes" pledge.

In February, the Perry-appointed Public Utility Commission voted to reduce aid distributed from the fund, allowing its corpus to grow ever bigger. The fund, a big positive entry in the state comptroller's ledger of the state's fiscal condition, is now an essential tool in "balancing" the state's budget.

The SBF was the brainchild of Rep. Sylvester Turner, D-Houston, created when the Legislature deregulated electric utility companies in 1999. Turner, hoping to protect Texas' most vulnerable consumers, proposed tacking a small monthly fee onto everyone's utility bills to provide aid to the needy.

Over the years, the PUC has adopted rules limiting the number of citizens eligible for assistance, but about 500,000 Texans receive aid for their summer bills.

When lawmakers faced a budget crisis this year, the PUC reduced the percentage of assistance offered each consumer, from 17 percent of a monthly bill to 10 percent.

Money for the budget

Stiffing the old and disabled had the happy effect of freeing up a wad of cash that lawmakers could use to "balance" the state budget adopted in May.

But it also ignited a slow burn inside Turner, who called out his fellow lawmakers for what he considers their "deceit." I brought up the subject with him this week, and quickly discovered that the summer weather has done nothing to cool his temper.

"Essentially, it is stealing," Turner said. "The money is being taken from consumers for an intended purpose - to assist low- income and seniors for paying their utility bills. What Republicans have done is taken the money, diverted it and used it as an undercover tax in order to certify the budget bill."

To sum up: Turner, a liberal Democrat, passed legislation to help the needy. That legislation is helping Republicans honor their Grover Norquist-enforced "no new taxes" pledge.

GOP 'hypocrisy' slammed

Turner is not amused. "They are using low-income and senior citizens' money to maintain their pledge," he said. "I could keep that pledge if they allowed me to steal."

Having had his legacy hijacked, Turner tried this session - and the previous one - to reform the use of the fund. No dice. The Republican leadership, he says, is "addicted" to the fees collected from utility bills, a little less than $10 annually for the average residence. "It's hypocritical," he said.

Meanwhile, the National Weather Service is calling June and July "the warmest on record" for the city of Houston; also this summer, San Antonio has beaten the average for consecutive 100-plus degree days.

And charities and social service agencies are turning away hundreds of citizens seeking assistance with skyrocketing bills.

Less power to them

In its Gulf Coast region, the 211 Texas United Way Helpline has fielded some 50,000 requests for assistance with utility bills since January.

United Way workers try to find assistance, and urge callers to work out payment plans with utility companies. Many callers, they say, are seniors on fixed incomes slammed with unexpected bills.

Statistics indicate that there's a lot of unmet need: In June, some 123,440 Texans had their electricity disconnected for nonpayment of bills, up from 113,637 in June of 2010.

Alternate suggestion

Perry has called upon the state to pray for rain; no doubt the heat has prompted many to look to the heavens and invoke the Lord's name this summer.

Turner had an alternative suggestion for the Reliant prayer participants.

"They will be cool while people living in the shadow of Reliant will be hot, wondering whether or not they can pay their electricity bills," Turner said. "One of the prayers we need to offer is to be honest in our dealings with one another - especially to be sensitive to the needs of those less fortunate than ourselves - and ask the Lord for the boldness and courage to act accordingly."

Amen.

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http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/kildayhart/7687224.html


“odd, the very religious beliefs rick perry is trying to force on woman here i.e. sonograms, to now force a sonogram on a woman for no medical reason is appalling. sadly, that very thing he claims he is trying to stop (abortion)­, with the GARDASIL vaccine issue, and by forcing this on all schoolgirl­s, he is risking the very thing, ABORTIONS.

PLUS, HEAVEN FORBID THE VACCINE WAS PROVEN TO CAUSE THE DEATH OF YOUR LOVED ONE, don't think they don't have that base covered too $$$

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Supreme Court Protects Vaccine Manufactur­ers, Not Injured Children there from Bruesewitz vs Wyeth


http://vcj­dtransfusi­on.blogspo­t.com/2011­/02/suprem­e-court-pr­otects-vac­cine.html



see page 59 ;

GARDASIL® is NOT recommende­d for use during pregnancy.

outcomes. The primary outcomes of interest include pregnancy outcomes (e.g., elective abortions, spontaneou­s abortions prior to week 20, fetal deaths . week 20, and live births); and infant outcomes (e.g., congenital anomalies)­.


http://www­.cdc.gov/v­accines/re­cs/ACIP/do­wnloads/mi­n-archive/­min-oct08.­pdf



SO, one of the very thing preacher perry advocates i.e. NO choice for women (banning abortion), the very thing he advocates GARDASIL®, causes abortions.­..

what ever happened to seperation of church and state anyway $$$

Th Jefferson Jan. 1. 1802 ;


http://www­.loc.gov/l­oc/lcib/98­06/danpre.­html



TSS”



http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Terry_S_Singeltary_Sr/governor-perrys-texas-economy_n_917460_100936080.html



Aug 9, 2011 at 12:22:47 in Women

“don't forget, rick perry (the same guy that wanted to suceed from USA) and him trying to FORCE every woman in the state of Texas to be FORCED to take a vaccine GARDASIL, a vaccine that has the potential to CAUSE ABORTION. NOW, in Texas, the right has mandated/F­ORCED needless, costly, sonograms on all woman that get abortions. IF president, what else would rick perry try and FORCE on women, and the rest of us ? rick perry has already made the great state of TEXAS, a nuclear dump for nuclear waste from over 30 other states, and this was forced on us as well, and he seems to have had financial ties to all of the above. ...please see ;

There were 45 cases of congenital anomaly in pregnancie­s that occurred in women who received GARDASIL..­.see full report ;


http://www­.fda.gov/d­ownloads/B­iologicsBl­oodVaccine­s/Vaccines­/ApprovedP­roducts/UC­M111263.pd­f



http://www­.dailypaul­.com/83891­/gov-perry­s-involvem­ent-with-g­ardasil



http://onl­ine.wsj.co­m/article/­SB10001424­0527487038­0870457606­2162594317­064.html



http://sci­encebushwh­acked.blog­spot.com/2­010/12/tex­as-nuclear­-dump-vote­-set-amid.­html



TSS”


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Terry_S_Singeltary_Sr?action=comments



Aug 4, 2011 at 12:01:51 in Politics

“I wrote about our good Environmen­tal Friendly Governor Rick Perry and his willingnes­s to bring nuclear waste from Ohio to Texas back in 2008. Seems the money is so good, he wants to now include 38 states to the list of states able to pollute the great state of Texas with Nuclear Proliferat­ion waste. at a boy governor, you single handedly made Texas a toxic dump for nuclear waste. Course, which is worse, the air quality or the nuclear waste, which will kill you first ? This Governor has shown time and time again where his heart is, and it's NOT in Texas.

I wrote about this several years ago, and since then my father-in-­law that worked at the old cold war MOUND, he as since passed from asbestos. but he got me these photos of railroad car, after railroad car, loaded up with cold war nuclear afterbirth­, HEADED FOR TEXAS THANKS TO GOVERNOR RICK PERRY.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Company advances on plan for West Texas nuclear dump

(railcars loaded with MOUND COLD WAR NUCLEAR AFTER-BIRT­H headed to Texas see photo)


http://sci­encebushwh­acked.blog­spot.com/2­008/08/com­pany-advan­ces-on-pla­n-for-west­-texas.htm­l



Friday, December 24, 2010

TEXAS NUCLEAR DUMP VOTE SET AMID HOLIDAY RUSH THANKS TO GOVERNOR RICK PERRY


http://sci­encebushwh­acked.blog­spot.com/2­010/12/tex­as-nuclear­-dump-vote­-set-amid.­html



it's time for rick perry to go. he's bad for Texas, AND he is bad for the USA. ...TSS”


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Terry_S_Singeltary_Sr/governor-perrys-texas-economy_n_917460_100935003.html





TSS
 

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The Obama machine is in full force now. How much is spending on trying to convence the public he is good for America? Why does America need to be convinced? If he really cared about this country he would donate the 1 billion toward the needy. Palin only spent $14 of her OWN money and was accused of not loving the needy. How many times does 14K go into 1Billion? Hold on, I did the math.... just a little over Seven million, one hundred and fourty two thousand, eight hundred and fifty seven times. Wow!

Beethoven,
I'm glad you informed us about the rediculousness and selfishness of spending $14 K on signs. Just incase you missed it, that is over 7 million TIMES more money spent.
 

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Is he a republican or a democrat or both?

Texas Legislature

In 1984, Perry was elected to the Texas House of Representatives as a Democrat from a district (64) that included his home county of Haskell. He served on the House Appropriations and Calendars committees during his three two-year terms in office. He befriended fellow freshman state representative Lena Guerrero of Austin, a staunch liberal Democrat who endorsed Perry's reelection bid in 2006 on personal, rather than philosophical, grounds. Perry was part of the "Pit Bulls", a group of Appropriations members who sat on the lower dais in the committee room (or "pit") who pushed for austere state budgets during the 1980s.

Perry supported Al Gore in the 1988 Democratic presidential primaries as chairman of the Gore campaign in Texas.[18][19]

In 1989, The Dallas Morning News named him one of the most effective legislators in the 71st Legislature.[citation needed] That same year, Perry announced that he was joining the Republican Party.[20]

These are the issues that tell us who he is:

Fiscal issues

Perry, a proclaimed proponent of fiscal conservatism, has often campaigned on tax reform and job growth. Perry resisted creating a Texas state income tax and increasing sales tax rates, choosing instead to increase user fees and debt, adding $2 billion for road bonds,[30] [31] borrowing from the Federal Unemployment Trust Fund[32] and adding surcharges to various traffic offenses, protected the state's "Rainy Day fund", balanced the state budget as required by state law, and was reelected on a platform to reduce property taxes that rose with the inflation of property values in the late 1990s and the 21st century. In early 2006, Perry signed legislation that delivered a $15.7 billion reduction in property taxes.[33]

In early 2006, Perry angered some fiscal conservatives in his own party by supporting an increase in the state franchise tax alongside a property tax reform bill. Many organizations within the Republican Party itself condemned Perry's tax bill, HB-3, and likened it to a "back door" state income tax.[34] Perry claimed that the bill would save the average taxpayer $2,000 in property taxes. Critics contended that Perry inflated these numbers; the actual tax savings, some sources said, would average only $1,350 per family.[35]

In 2003, Perry signed legislation that created the Texas Enterprise Fund to enhance the development of the Texas economy. In 2004, he authorized the fund to grant $20 million to Countrywide Financial in return for a promise "to create 7,500 new jobs in the state by 2010." The grant (all of which are approved by the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor and Speaker of the House) is one of the largest made from the fund in terms of the size and the number of jobs promised. In the fall of 2007, while slashing jobs and with its stock price plummeting, Countrywide assured Perry's office that the company "believed" it would meet its 2010 commitment[36] only to be acquired in a fire sale two months later by Bank of America. Thanks to the "claw-back" provisions in the program, grantees return funds to the state for jobs not created.

As lieutenant governor, he initially sponsored a school voucher bill as an alternative to the "Robin Hood" school finance proposal. In 2004, Perry attacked the same "Robin Hood" plan as detrimental to the educational system and attempted to get the legislature to replace it with one that he said would encourage greater equity, cost less, hold down property and sales taxes, and foster job growth. Perry objected to the legalization of video lottery terminals at racetracks and on Indian reservations as well as increases in cigarette taxes.

In 2003, Perry called three consecutive special legislative sessions to procure a congressional redistricting plan he said would be more reflective of the state's population. The plan finally adopted—supported by then U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay of Sugar Land—brought about a five-seat Republican gain in the delegation. In 2006, however, the five-seat edge was reduced to three seats. Thereafter, Republicans gained one seat in 2008 and an additional three seats in the 2010 election; they now hold a 23-9 majority.

A special session of the legislature was convened on June 21, 2005, to address education issues, but resistance developed from House Speaker Tom Craddick, a Republican from Midland. Perry's proposal was attacked by members from property-poor districts and was rejected. During the session, Perry became involved in a heated debate with Comptroller Carole Strayhorn about the merits of his school finance proposal. Strayhorn initially planned to oppose Perry in the 2006 Republican primary, but she instead ran as an independent in the general election.[37] Another special session was convened on July 21, 2005, after Perry vetoed all funding for public schools for the 2007–2008 biennium. He vowed not to "approve an education budget that shortchanges teacher salary increases, textbooks, education technology, and education reforms. And I cannot let $2 billion sit in some bank account when it can go directly to the classroom."

Perry's campaign office in 2006 declared that without the special session, some "$2 billion that had been intended for teacher pay raises, education reforms, and other school priorities would have gone unused because House Bill 2 [the public school reform package] didn’t pass."[38] The bill failed to pass in the first session, and was refiled in a second session, in which the bill was defeated 62-79, after 50 amendments were added without discussion or debate.[39]

Late in 2005, to maximize the impact of a bipartisan education plan, Perry asked his former rival in the race for lieutenant governor, John Sharp—a former Texas State Comptroller and a member of the Texas Railroad Commission, Texas State Senate and Texas House of Representatives—to head an education task force charged with preparing a bipartisan education plan. Sharp accepted Perry's offer and removed himself as a potential candidate for governor in 2006. The task force issued its final plan several months later, and the legislature adopted it.[40] For his successful efforts, Sharp was later nominated by the Dallas Morning News for the "Texan of the Year" award.[41]

In June 2010, Perry went on a 12-day trade mission to East Asia. The security detail for the trip cost $129,000 in state money. The Texas Government attempted to block the media's scrutiny of the use of the funds as they contained information that could compromise the future security of the state's senior executive. A member of White's gubernatorial campaign stated that Perry should, "stop hiding the facts on fiscal issues like what he's charging taxpayers for travel". Perry's campaign countered that the trip led to greater exposure for Texas business opportunities in Asia.[42][43] In all, Perry made 23 foreign trips from 2004 to 2010, including a vacation on Grand Cayman and an education policy retreat in the Bahamas. The state paid only 1% of the travel expenses for these excursions, but security details for all trips combined cost over $1 million in state money. Perry's chief of staff remarked that the trips were "good business sense" as they enhanced the profile of Texan goods and services in foreign markets. White's campaign, however, accused Perry of staging the trips for self-promotion.[44]


This all came from Wiki so consider the source. I don't like the deal with Countrywide. I don't think state governments should be able to buy companies to come to their state with tax payers money from other states. I think it is really bad policy because the over all deal for the U.S. is not a win for the economy. It is like bribing business instead of setting policies that lure them in on their own merits.

Tex

the article had alot to look at.. like all politicians Perry has flaws..

now that he has entered the race, the left will work diligently to show US every flaw he has..

as for the trips.. I feel the politicians campaign should pick up the additional trip costs.. not the TAXpayers.
 

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In Texas once upon a time EVERYBODY was a democrat- republicans came about in the past 15 years i would guess-- we had Dolph Briscoe who fought bangs testing to no end- and just like the national dem's, they all started drifting as fast as possible to the left. Austin texas is as liberal as San Francisco, so being a democrat here is not as bad as it sounds. 254 counties and primary is in may, 99 percent of elections were decided on that day till just a few years ago-- now they still are to an extent- just that hardly any one runs dem
 

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hypocritexposer said:
Define Neocon for us all
I've defined it in the past.

A neocon puts Israel ahead of the U.S.A. You may not believe that, but that's about what it boils down to.


and you're incorrect again. Your definition might as well be: "Neocons, put their pants on, one leg at a time"
 

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Perry came in as DEMOCRAT.....and he even campaigned for AL GORE!!!


How do you like him now??????


Just another loud mouth Texan....conservative right wing extreme christian....yeah, we know how well the last one worked out... :roll: :roll:
 

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