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Survey says…

29 Jan
Perry Event 2/1/2010

Where will you be when your constipation medicine kicks in?

You’re an idiot, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who slammed the Recovery Act in 2009 because it was, “a wasteful and ineffective government bailout.” Turns out Texas used that “ineffective government bailout” to fix up nearly 97% of their $6.6 billion shortfall in its 2010-2011 budget. Texas’ 2012 budget looks like it’ll be just as bad, with a deficit of nearly $12 billion. The other states aren’t doing much better though, with a collective estimated deficit of $120 billion. Sadly, thanks to the hard work Rick Perry and his friends put into fighting the Recovery Act, future “bailouts” may never happen.

You’re welcome Mr. Perry, don’t mention it. “This Recovery Act is an ineffective government bailout! But if you’re offering, I suppose we’ll take it.”

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2011/01/texas-used-stimulus-to-cover-97-percent-of-its-deficit/70077/

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4 Comments

Posted by on January 29, 2011 in Political Crap

 

4 responses to “Survey says…

  1. Pat Reagin

    January 31, 2011 at 8:33 PM

    It will be interesting to see if Mitch runs for president in 2012. My money is on a big “NO”, his wife apparently is quite weary of the political limelight and it’s my understanding that she wears the pants in the family.

    Back to the Governor of Texas, it would also be interesting to see why Texas is broke. I wonder what costs them so much money out of their treasury that would keep them in the red. I can guess a few reasons…

     
    • Nick

      January 31, 2011 at 9:06 PM

      If the wife’s in charge, he won’t be doing it. When she says “No” she means it.

      Good question
      1. Partially blamed on recession, same for a lot of states.
      2. Property tax cuts that couldn’t be afforded
      3. Low taxes all around

      Texas government has insisted on small government and low taxes. The proposed solutions include, cuts to education and healthcare, eliminating 9,000 state jobs and shut down two state institutions for people with disabilities, one prison and three Texas Youth Commission lock-ups. Democrats want to entirely close four community colleges and Republicans what to slash Medicare reimbursement rates and cut pre-kindergarten programs and financial aid. But the good old border security funding will remain the same, how about that, since that seems to be doing so well.

      Republicans and Democrats both have dirty hands in this one. When it comes to cutting budgets, education and health should be the last things to go, not the first. This is irresponsible budgeting just like the national government cutting everything else before they even touch the defense budget (until recently).

       
  2. Pat Reagin

    January 29, 2011 at 4:01 PM

    Aren’t you glad we have a responsible governor named Mitch Daniels? At the end of the next budget (2013) Indiana will still have a budget surplus of around 700 million, http://sunshinereview.org/index.php/Indiana_state_budget it’s smaller than it was a couple years ago, but it’s not a multi-billion short fall. Hooray Mitch!!!

    We need more bald politicians.

     
    • Nick

      January 29, 2011 at 4:47 PM

      Agreed, I’ve always been a big fan of Mitch Daniels and would gladly vote for him if he were to run for President.

      Bald politicians? Are you biased? 😉

       

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