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Perry's security costs on Texas taxpayers' tab

By PEGGY FIKAC, AUSTIN BUREAU

Updated 10:01 p.m., Saturday, September 17, 2011

AUSTIN - At a time when state budget reductions were used to help offset a multibillion-dollar revenue shortfall, taxpayers were billed in excess of $294,000 in security detail expenses for out-of-state trips by Gov. Rick Perry or his wife, according to records released by the Department of Public Safety.

Destinations included the Bahamas in January for a family vacation and trips to Amsterdam, Madrid and New York by Anita Perry alone - visits that Perry spokeswoman Allison Castle said were for economic development.

Perry traveled to locales including New York, Washington, California and Las Vegas for events such as promotion of his anti-Washington book, Fed Up!, speeches, duties related to his then-chairmanship of the Republican Governors Association and meetings with business leaders or potential supporters for his presidential bid.

His campaign - not the state - pays for many of the governor's direct travel expenses, but the cost of the security detail is paid by the state. Castle said the policy on the security detail is from the DPS, not the governor's office.

But Perry has previously said the state should pay those costs because he's "promoting Texas no matter where I go."

Cost-benefit analysis

Observers said such costs undergo tougher scrutiny in tough budget times. State leaders instituted cost-cutting measures even before this year's legislative session, when lawmakers carved spending in the face of a revenue shortfall.

"There are clearly many legitimate reasons for a governor to travel abroad or even the first lady to travel abroad, and for them to travel around the country. Given that he is a public figure, he does need security," said Mark Jones, professor of political science at Rice University.

"It's just that any expense that he engages in, in tough economic times, is going to merit a little more scrutiny," Jones said. "It's like what the governor asks of universities and asks of everybody else - a cost-benefit analysis.

"If the benefit outweighs the cost, then great," he said. "If, on the other hand, the state is getting no real benefit from the actual cost, then it has to be looked at a little more carefully."

Purpose not disclosed

The security detail tally from Perry's November re-election through July 21 is $294,096.34 for 30 out-of-state trips, according to DPS records released after a public information request from the San Antonio Express-News and Houston Chronicle.

That total also includes a bill of $655.91 for a visit planned to Paris, France - a trip that Castle said had been intended for D-Day services but was canceled because of the special legislative session.

DPS won't provide the number of officers traveling with Perry, citing security reasons.

The records also did not include the purpose of the trips. Those were provided by the governor's staff or found through news accounts. The expenses are for such items as food, lodging, airfare, baggage and parking for the security officers.

The tab is paid mainly by the state highway fund, which is fueled by the state gasoline tax and vehicle registration fees, with some from state general revenue.

The expenses released late Thursday predate Perry's announcement for president. His expanded travel schedule is sure to raise the cost of security, as occurred under then-Gov. George W. Bush in the 2000 race.

Promoting Texas

Even before he announced, Perry, when asked about the subject, said the state should pay such costs.

"I'm going to be promoting Texas no matter where I go," he said in July. "You can bet I'm going to be talking about what a great business climate we've got in this state, and whether I make the decision to run for the presidency of the United States or whether I decide to stay in Texas and keep what is sometimes referred to as the greatest job in America, I'm going to be promoting Texas."

Castle said Friday that the DPS "has a policy of providing security for governors and their families everywhere they travel, as they have back several administrations. These policies are determined by DPS and not the governor's office. It's unfortunate that we live in a day and age where security is an issue."

She said it's important that the Perrys "promote Texas as the best place for business and tourism both nationally and internationally."

Following precedent

Ray Sullivan, campaign communications director, said there are no plans to reimburse the state for security expenses.

"We intend to follow precedent set by others since he's Governor of Texas 100% of the time and as such DPS provides security. I do not expect RGA or the campaign to reimburse state security expenses," Sullivan said by email.

Cal Jillson, professor of political science at Southern Methodist University, said, "Most governors have security details, and those are expensive, but one has to wonder what the security threat to a governor is, and whether they need several state policemen and black, window-tinted SUVs in order to do their business."

Different situations

Jillson noted that for presidential candidates, "at the appropriate time, the Secret Service pulls in … and well they should, because that is a much higher-profile position, and the nuts do come out.

"But in the normal course of one's duties as the governor of an American state, it is very difficult to think of examples of governors being inconvenienced, let alone endangered," he said.

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http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Perry-s-security-costs-on-Texas-taxpayers-tab-2176178.php

promoting Texas ???

who's kidding who here, the only thing slick rick is promoting is himself...

Gov. Rick Perry Partied With The Kardashians At New York Fashion Week

by Justin Fenner | 2:27 pm, September 16th, 2011

Here’s the thing: There are as many different ways to be a fashion person as there are people in fashion, which sometimes means that Fashion Week can look a lot like convening the League of Nations. Case in point: meat-eating, death row executing, no-apologizing Republican Gov. Rick Perry of Texas, who wants to be your next president, showed up and partied with models during New York Fashion Week.

Certainly there’s nothing wrong with Perry attending fashion week — it really does take all kinds! — we just aren’t entirely sure it’s his scene. Nevertheless, Page Six reports the prospective Commander-in-Chief had dinner in New York City with Donald Trump (so fashion!) and afterward, went to the Sherri Hill show and immediately went backstage, where 30 some odd models were clad only in bathrobes.

Perry chatted with Kardashian kult member and “model” Kendall Jenner, and he apparently “lit up” when Trump pointed out she was Bruce Jenner‘s daughter. She’s only 14, so while he can’t count on her vote, maybe he could get a celebrity endorsement deal from her dear old dad.

So was that the end goal of Gov. Perry’s Fashion Week attendance? Stumping for votes? Securing Donald Trump’s campaign donation? Being a creepy old man? Sounds like to us he managed to do all three.

http://www.styleite.com/media/rick-perry-new-york-fashion-week/



where is slick rick perry ? Texas needs a Governor
 

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And the BSE researchers need a real expert, and a real DOCTOR, Not some high school dropout that insults the ALAMO, yet claims to be from Texas :roll: :roll: :roll:

Where is our president??
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V playing golf or basketball :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

Perhaps it is better he is doing that instead of ruining our country
 

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What I find amusing about terry singleterry besides his self appoined DR title and expertise is the fact that he love to cut and paste, seldom has a thought of his own :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:
 

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hopalong said:
What I find amusing about terry singleterry besides his self appoined DR title and expertise is the fact that he love to cut and paste, seldom has a thought of his own :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

I thought you threw a fit about someone posting YOUR name here on the forum?

Are you 2 faced or a flip flopper?
 

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jingo2 said:
hopalong said:
What I find amusing about terry singleterry besides his self appoined DR title and expertise is the fact that he love to cut and paste, seldom has a thought of his own :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

I thought you threw a fit about someone posting YOUR name here on the forum?

Are you 2 faced or a flip flopper?

I am sure even flounder would have to admit that that is not actually his name..
 

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ANYTHING with an Austin byline is suspect to say the least and anti conservative at best-- Austin is a place where abortion is a major employer, anternative lifestyles are considered in the mainstream, and any thing except following 100 percent to the democratic talking points is considered slanderious.
As grand dad used to say"consider the source" :roll: :roll:
 
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ANYTHING with an Austin byline is suspect to say the least and anti conservative at best-- Austin is a place where abortion is a major employer, anternative lifestyles are considered in the mainstream, and any thing except following 100 percent to the democratic talking points is considered slanderious.
As grand dad used to say"consider the source" :roll: :roll:

You do know that is Rick Perry's home.
 

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jingo2 said:
hopalong said:
What I find amusing about terry singleterry besides his self appoined DR title and expertise is the fact that he love to cut and paste, seldom has a thought of his own :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

I thought you threw a fit about someone posting YOUR name here on the forum?

Are you 2 faced or a flip flopper?

You have been warned about thinking, it overloads you ""lil"" brain cell

I do not use or post MY name here,,,,,HE DOES!!!!!
Have you figured out which Starbucks you visited yet???? :wink:
EH kolo=jingo=lulu=allie????? :D
 

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Texas advocates say Perry needs to come home and deal with immigration issues

By Jason Embry | Monday, September 19, 2011, 12:08 PM

Supporters of stricter immigration laws today said Gov. Rick Perry needs to leave the presidential campaign trail and call the Legislature back to tackle a ban on so-called sanctuary cities.

A sanctuary city prohibits law enforcement from asking about the immigration status of the people they detain. In January, Perry put a ban on sanctuary cities on his list of emergency items, meaning he wanted the Legislature to tackle them promptly. But the ban did not pass in the regular session, nor in a 30-day special session that followed.

“Governor Perry needs to clarify where he stands on illegal immigration and he needs to come back to Texas and finish the people’s unfinished business,” said JoAnn Fleming, who chairs the advisory committee for the Legislature’s Tea Party Caucus.

She added, “Governor Perry needs to take care of the issue. If it was an emergency item in January, if it was an emergency item in May for the special session, it is an emergency item today.”

Opposition from Democrats and key figures in the business community who lobbied the Legislature kept the ban from passing in either the regular or special session.

“Gov. Perry believes sanctuary city policies should be outlawed,” said Perry spokeswoman Lucy Nashed. “He made ending sanctuary city policies an emergency item in the 2011 legislative session and added it to the special session agenda. Unfortunately, the Legislature did not finally pass the sanctuary city ban in the regular or special session, despite the fact that both chambers separately passed it.

She added, “Gov. Perry trusts local law enforcement to use their training and judgment to inquire about immigration status during a lawful detention or arrest in Texas. We welcome support for efforts to outlaw sanctuary city policies and encourage those interested to communicate their concerns to members of the Texas Legislature. Gov. Perry already agrees that sanctuary city policies must end.”

Fleming, who said she had letters from 3,000 Texans supporting a session to take up the issue, also said Perry should consider enacting a ban through an executive order. She said she and other advocates met with Perry on June 28 and suggested another session or the executive order, but Perry did not specify what his next step would be.

Opponents sense that immigration could be a big problem for Perry in the Republican primary because he has criticized the idea of a wall that stretches along the Texas-Mexico border and because he signed a law that allows the children of illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition rates at public colleges and universities, if the students have been in the state for three years.

Perry isn’t spending much time in Texas these days and is unlikely to call another special session. But advocates said the campaign shouldn’t keep him from state business.

“If I was working somewhere and I was going around trying to find a new job, my current employer would not be too happy,” said Ken Emanuelson of the Grassroots Texas Network.

Get more Legislative coverage inside the Virtual Capitol


http://www.statesman.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/austin/politics/entries/2011/09/19/texas_advocates_say_perry_need.html


what's worse than quitting your job like palin did as governess of Alaska, maybe abandoning it like perry does as governor of Texas...
 

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yawn ypu are about as boring as watching paint dry. and as predictable as kolo=jingo=lulu=allie when it comes to brain cells, between the two of you there is a grand total of 3 cells :roll: :roll: Give up DOCTOR TERRY, all you are doing is making your self look even dumber that usual :twisted:
 

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flounder said:
Texas advocates say Perry needs to come home and deal with immigration issues

By Jason Embry | Monday, September 19, 2011, 12:08 PM

Supporters of stricter immigration laws today said Gov. Rick Perry needs to leave the presidential campaign trail and call the Legislature back to tackle a ban on so-called sanctuary cities.

A sanctuary city prohibits law enforcement from asking about the immigration status of the people they detain. In January, Perry put a ban on sanctuary cities on his list of emergency items, meaning he wanted the Legislature to tackle them promptly. But the ban did not pass in the regular session, nor in a 30-day special session that followed.

“Governor Perry needs to clarify where he stands on illegal immigration and he needs to come back to Texas and finish the people’s unfinished business,” said JoAnn Fleming, who chairs the advisory committee for the Legislature’s Tea Party Caucus.

She added, “Governor Perry needs to take care of the issue. If it was an emergency item in January, if it was an emergency item in May for the special session, it is an emergency item today.”

Opposition from Democrats and key figures in the business community who lobbied the Legislature kept the ban from passing in either the regular or special session.

“Gov. Perry believes sanctuary city policies should be outlawed,” said Perry spokeswoman Lucy Nashed. “He made ending sanctuary city policies an emergency item in the 2011 legislative session and added it to the special session agenda. Unfortunately, the Legislature did not finally pass the sanctuary city ban in the regular or special session, despite the fact that both chambers separately passed it.

She added, “Gov. Perry trusts local law enforcement to use their training and judgment to inquire about immigration status during a lawful detention or arrest in Texas. We welcome support for efforts to outlaw sanctuary city policies and encourage those interested to communicate their concerns to members of the Texas Legislature. Gov. Perry already agrees that sanctuary city policies must end.”

Fleming, who said she had letters from 3,000 Texans supporting a session to take up the issue, also said Perry should consider enacting a ban through an executive order. She said she and other advocates met with Perry on June 28 and suggested another session or the executive order, but Perry did not specify what his next step would be.

Opponents sense that immigration could be a big problem for Perry in the Republican primary because he has criticized the idea of a wall that stretches along the Texas-Mexico border and because he signed a law that allows the children of illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition rates at public colleges and universities, if the students have been in the state for three years.

Perry isn’t spending much time in Texas these days and is unlikely to call another special session. But advocates said the campaign shouldn’t keep him from state business.

“If I was working somewhere and I was going around trying to find a new job, my current employer would not be too happy,” said Ken Emanuelson of the Grassroots Texas Network.

Get more Legislative coverage inside the Virtual Capitol


http://www.statesman.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/austin/politics/entries/2011/09/19/texas_advocates_say_perry_need.html


what's worse than quitting your job like palin did as governess of Alaska, maybe abandoning it like perry does as governor of Texas...


we've already been told by OT that immigration enforcement is obama's job
 
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flounder said:
Texas advocates say Perry needs to come home and deal with immigration issues

By Jason Embry | Monday, September 19, 2011, 12:08 PM

Supporters of stricter immigration laws today said Gov. Rick Perry needs to leave the presidential campaign trail and call the Legislature back to tackle a ban on so-called sanctuary cities.

A sanctuary city prohibits law enforcement from asking about the immigration status of the people they detain. In January, Perry put a ban on sanctuary cities on his list of emergency items, meaning he wanted the Legislature to tackle them promptly. But the ban did not pass in the regular session, nor in a 30-day special session that followed.

“Governor Perry needs to clarify where he stands on illegal immigration and he needs to come back to Texas and finish the people’s unfinished business,” said JoAnn Fleming, who chairs the advisory committee for the Legislature’s Tea Party Caucus.

She added, “Governor Perry needs to take care of the issue. If it was an emergency item in January, if it was an emergency item in May for the special session, it is an emergency item today.”

Opposition from Democrats and key figures in the business community who lobbied the Legislature kept the ban from passing in either the regular or special session.

“Gov. Perry believes sanctuary city policies should be outlawed,” said Perry spokeswoman Lucy Nashed. “He made ending sanctuary city policies an emergency item in the 2011 legislative session and added it to the special session agenda. Unfortunately, the Legislature did not finally pass the sanctuary city ban in the regular or special session, despite the fact that both chambers separately passed it.

She added, “Gov. Perry trusts local law enforcement to use their training and judgment to inquire about immigration status during a lawful detention or arrest in Texas. We welcome support for efforts to outlaw sanctuary city policies and encourage those interested to communicate their concerns to members of the Texas Legislature. Gov. Perry already agrees that sanctuary city policies must end.”

Fleming, who said she had letters from 3,000 Texans supporting a session to take up the issue, also said Perry should consider enacting a ban through an executive order. She said she and other advocates met with Perry on June 28 and suggested another session or the executive order, but Perry did not specify what his next step would be.

Opponents sense that immigration could be a big problem for Perry in the Republican primary because he has criticized the idea of a wall that stretches along the Texas-Mexico border and because he signed a law that allows the children of illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition rates at public colleges and universities, if the students have been in the state for three years.

Perry isn’t spending much time in Texas these days and is unlikely to call another special session. But advocates said the campaign shouldn’t keep him from state business.

“If I was working somewhere and I was going around trying to find a new job, my current employer would not be too happy,” said Ken Emanuelson of the Grassroots Texas Network.

Get more Legislative coverage inside the Virtual Capitol


http://www.statesman.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/austin/politics/entries/2011/09/19/texas_advocates_say_perry_need.html


what's worse than quitting your job like palin did as governess of Alaska, maybe abandoning it like perry does as governor of Texas...


we've already been told by OT that immigration enforcement is obama's job

Well from what I've seen over the past 10 years- the current Republocrat Bush/McCain/Perry policy is to allow unlimited illegals in- so they will have hundreds standing in lines to take the poverty jobs (that don't even pay federal minimum wage) that the Corporations can't find folks to take-- so they then don't have to pay benefits to/for (which the middle class taxpayers then pick up the tab for )...
Even the Repubs Chamber of Commerce joined the ACLU to oppose E-Verify- so the corporate rip off could continue unimpeded....
And in order to make it look like they support the immigrants- offer them an amnesty law (Bush/McCain/Kennedy amnesty bill) to bring in a few million more hoping they will fall under it...

But God forbid if they allow the idea of requiring giving them fair pay (at least minimum wage) and/or benefits- or the right to organize to get benefits...

Use them- abuse them- and then dispose them is what I saw around here 40 years ago- and now apparently is the Repub's new motto..... :( Sadly for the corporates/big business's lobbyiest bought out gains- the US taxpayer picks up all the costs that come with cheap illegal labor :( :mad:
 

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hypocritexposer said:
flounder said:
Texas advocates say Perry needs to come home and deal with immigration issues

By Jason Embry | Monday, September 19, 2011, 12:08 PM

Supporters of stricter immigration laws today said Gov. Rick Perry needs to leave the presidential campaign trail and call the Legislature back to tackle a ban on so-called sanctuary cities.

A sanctuary city prohibits law enforcement from asking about the immigration status of the people they detain. In January, Perry put a ban on sanctuary cities on his list of emergency items, meaning he wanted the Legislature to tackle them promptly. But the ban did not pass in the regular session, nor in a 30-day special session that followed.

“Governor Perry needs to clarify where he stands on illegal immigration and he needs to come back to Texas and finish the people’s unfinished business,” said JoAnn Fleming, who chairs the advisory committee for the Legislature’s Tea Party Caucus.

She added, “Governor Perry needs to take care of the issue. If it was an emergency item in January, if it was an emergency item in May for the special session, it is an emergency item today.”

Opposition from Democrats and key figures in the business community who lobbied the Legislature kept the ban from passing in either the regular or special session.

“Gov. Perry believes sanctuary city policies should be outlawed,” said Perry spokeswoman Lucy Nashed. “He made ending sanctuary city policies an emergency item in the 2011 legislative session and added it to the special session agenda. Unfortunately, the Legislature did not finally pass the sanctuary city ban in the regular or special session, despite the fact that both chambers separately passed it.

She added, “Gov. Perry trusts local law enforcement to use their training and judgment to inquire about immigration status during a lawful detention or arrest in Texas. We welcome support for efforts to outlaw sanctuary city policies and encourage those interested to communicate their concerns to members of the Texas Legislature. Gov. Perry already agrees that sanctuary city policies must end.”

Fleming, who said she had letters from 3,000 Texans supporting a session to take up the issue, also said Perry should consider enacting a ban through an executive order. She said she and other advocates met with Perry on June 28 and suggested another session or the executive order, but Perry did not specify what his next step would be.

Opponents sense that immigration could be a big problem for Perry in the Republican primary because he has criticized the idea of a wall that stretches along the Texas-Mexico border and because he signed a law that allows the children of illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition rates at public colleges and universities, if the students have been in the state for three years.

Perry isn’t spending much time in Texas these days and is unlikely to call another special session. But advocates said the campaign shouldn’t keep him from state business.

“If I was working somewhere and I was going around trying to find a new job, my current employer would not be too happy,” said Ken Emanuelson of the Grassroots Texas Network.

Get more Legislative coverage inside the Virtual Capitol


http://www.statesman.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/austin/politics/entries/2011/09/19/texas_advocates_say_perry_need.html


what's worse than quitting your job like palin did as governess of Alaska, maybe abandoning it like perry does as governor of Texas...


we've already been told by OT that immigration enforcement is obama's job

Well from what I've seen over the past 10 years- the current Republocrat Bush/McCain/Perry policy is to allow unlimited illegals in- so they will have hundreds standing in lines to take the poverty jobs (that don't even pay federal minimum wage) that the Corporations can't find folks to take-- so they then don't have to pay benefits to/for (which the middle class taxpayers then pick up the tab for )...
Even the Repubs Chamber of Commerce joined the ACLU to oppose E-Verify- so the corporate rip off could continue unimpeded....
And in order to make it look like they support the immigrants- offer them an amnesty law (Bush/McCain/Kennedy amnesty bill) to bring in a few million more hoping they will fall under it...

But God forbid if they allow the idea of requiring giving them fair pay (at least minimum wage) and/or benefits- or the right to organize to get benefits...

Use them- abuse them- and then dispose them is what I saw around here 40 years ago- and now apparently is the Repub's new motto..... :( Sadly for the corporates/big business's lobbyiest bought out gains- the US taxpayer picks up all the costs that come with cheap illegal labor :( :mad:



That may be why the Tea Party is pushing for stricter enforcement. Once again you seem to agree with the Tea Party. :lol:
 

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