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Qtec
08-18-2011, 01:57 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">WASHINGTON -- In his 2010 book "Fed Up!" Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry explained his displeasure with what he called the spending culture in Washington over the previous decade, including the period of unified Republican control from 2003 through 2006.

"They see no problem with spending other people's money for the next feel-good program that a lobbyist brings to them," Perry wrote.

Perry also railed at earmarks, the practice of a member of Congress directing spending to be used on specific programs.

"Earmarks represent the wasteful spending that has most caught public interest of late and for good reason, he wrote. "Earmarks corrupt the process and divert attention from the real task of governing and oversight."

But during the same time period covered in the book, Perry himself entered Texas into controversial contracts with Washington lobbyists who helped bring billions of dollars in federal money to Perry's home state, some of it via earmarks. Some of those lobbyists would wind up pleading guilty in a separate major bribery scandal.

A request for comment sent to Perry's office was not returned Wednesday afternoon.

TEXAS' SPOILS

While Perry's book is riddled with criticisms of spending on many federal programs, his lobbyists worked to extract federal funds for Texas from those same programs. According to lobbying disclosure reports filed with the Secretary of the Senate, Perry's lobbyists focused heavily on two topics: transportation appropriations and federal health care funding.

The transportation appropriations lobbying paid off: Texas received $754.4 million from 231 earmarks included in the Sate, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act of 2005 (SAFETEA-LU), according to a database held by the nonpartisan budget watchdog Taxpayers for Common Sense. Perry's administraiton also touted an increase in the rate of return on Texas' gas tax dollars to 92 percent under the SAFETEA-LU legislation.

"[SAFETA-LU] came at the height of the go-go years of earmarking access," said Steve Ellis, vice president of Taxpayers for Common Sense. "It was get while the getting's good."

Ellis pins much of Texas' lobbying success on former Rep. Tom DeLay (R-Texas). "Certainly DeLay was of the earmark persuasion," Ellis explained. "He was a major proponent of using earmarks to reward and protect incumbents."

In "Fed Up!", Perry also lampooned the 2003 Medicare prescription drug bill passed by the Republican-controlled Congress and signed by President George W. Bush. Perry wrote, "While putting the federal government in the pharmacy business, Medicare Part D just expanded a broken program further."

What "Fed Up" doesn't mention is that Perry's administration, and the outside lobbyists he hired, reported lobbying on that same prescription drug bill. As a result, they successfully increased federal funding for Texas' health care services by more than $350 million, thanks to a provision included in the bill's conference report, which was crafted behind closed doors. The Medicare prescription drug bill also included $250 million for Texas to reimburse providers of emergency services for undocumented immigrants.

But the lobbying contracts brought far more controversy than the spoils the hired lobbyists brought home. The lobbyists hired by Perry's administration were intimately connected to the major lobbying scandals of the 2000s. Those scandals involved two major players in Republican Washington -- Tom DeLay and Jack Abramoff -- who were both convicted on felony charges </div></div>

link (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/17/rick-perrys-k-street-proj_n_929584.html)

What a surprise! Just another RW religious [ GW denier ] guy that has already sold his soul. ie, he lies and cavorts with criminals. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif

Q

LWW
08-18-2011, 03:57 AM
So your complaint against Perry is that he isn't stupid?

Qtec
08-18-2011, 04:25 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: LWW</div><div class="ubbcode-body">So your complaint against Perry is that he isn't stupid? </div></div>

Eh...no, he's a fraud.

Q

LWW
08-18-2011, 04:32 AM
I don't disagree, but probably for different reasons.

What fraud are you referring to?

Qtec
08-18-2011, 05:13 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">What fraud are you referring to? </div></div>

The fact that he pretends to be someone he is not.

Q

LWW
08-18-2011, 05:44 AM
Then you certainly can cite an example?

I know I can.

Qtec
08-18-2011, 05:51 AM
DUMBASS. This isn't a quiz.

Got something to say? ..then say it. Stop playing school yard MORONIC games. Some of us don't have the time.

Q

LWW
08-18-2011, 05:54 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body">DUMBASS. This isn't a quiz.

Got something to say? ..then say it. Stop playing school yard MORONIC games. Some of us don't have the time.

Q </div></div>

I have plenty to say ... obviously you have nothing to add.

From your responses I can only assume this thread is just another brain dead regurgitation of spoon fed phrases you don't understand.

Next epic fail please?

Qtec
08-18-2011, 06:00 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: LWW</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body">DUMBASS. This isn't a quiz.

<span style='font-size: 26pt'>Got something to say? ..then say it.</span> Stop playing school yard MORONIC games. Some of us don't have the time.

Q </div></div>

<span style='font-size: 26pt'>I have plenty to say </span>... obviously you have nothing to add.

From your responses I can only assume this thread is just another brain dead regurgitation of spoon fed phrases you don't understand.

Next epic fail please? </div></div>


<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><span style='font-size: 23pt'>I have plenty to say ..</span> </div></div> ............BUT you say <span style='font-size: 26pt'>NOTHING.</span>

Case closed.
You failed.
When challenged you ducked out.
You had your chance and you failed.



Q......LMAO....PATHETIC FAIL.

LWW
08-18-2011, 04:53 PM
So ... you can't actually cite an example.

Or, conduct an adult conversation.

Gayle in MD
08-19-2011, 12:34 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: LWW</div><div class="ubbcode-body">So your complaint against Perry is that he isn't stupid? </div></div>

Eh...no, he's a fraud.

Q </div></div>

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Flashback: Rick Perry Supports Criminalizing Gay Sex
—By Tim Murphy

| Thu Aug. 11, 2011 6:42 AM PDT
Gov. Rick Perry (R-Texas) says the Supreme Court was wrong to knock down a Texas law that criminalized "homosexual conduct." Texas Governor Rick Perry/Flickr
Dan Hirschhorn reports that former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Penn.) is continuing to hammer likely GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry on gay marriage—even after the Texas governor announced that he would support an effort to ban gay marriage nationwide:

"When someone who is a serious candidate for president is doing things that will be destructive not just for the Republican Party, but for the country, I'm going to point that out any chance I get," Santorum told POLITICO.

Santorum is upset, or at least pretend campaign-upset, that Perry told Colorado GOPers in July that New York's decision to legalize gay marriage was their right. "That's New York, and that's their business, and that's fine with me.”

But next to Santorum, Perry might be the least lgbt-friendly candidate in the race. More so than former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, who warns we face an existential threat from "gay and secular fascism"; more so, even, than Rep. Michele Bachmann, who once feared that the Lion King would corrupt children because its soundtrack was created by Elton John.

So what exactly has Perry done? Well, for one, he is (still) a supporter of the Texas "homosexual conduct" statute, an archaic law that made it a crime for two consenting, unrelated adults to have sex if they were of the same gender. The law was ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in the landmark 2002 case Lawrence v. Texas, but, despite repeated efforts, Texas has yet to formally repeal the statute. When Perry was asked about the Lawrence case in 2002, he defended the anti-sodomy statute: "I think our law is appropriate that we have on the books." He wrote about the case in his 2011 book Fed Up, too, citing the Lawrence decision as the product of "nine oligarchs in robes" and an example of what's wrong with our judicial system. And last spring, when Perry ran for his third full term as governor, he did so on a state GOP platform that exlicitly stated "we oppose the legalization of sodomy."

The irony is that the Lawrence case was the impetus for Santorum's famous comparison of gay sex to "man on dog" relations—which, in turn, was the impetus for Santorum becoming, well, "santorum." He can try to carve out some space to the right of Rick Perry on this issue, but there's really not that much room.





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http://motherjones.com/mojo/2011/08/flashback-rick-perry-supports-criminalizing-gay-sex


Good Op-ed which highlights the hateful and radical insanity of the Religious Right, which IS he Repiglican Party, and all their hypocrisy!

They are the ultimate hypocrites....hate mongering, fakes, Without Conscience.

G.

cushioncrawler
08-19-2011, 05:26 PM
Chemical Perry.
mac.

Gayle in MD
08-25-2011, 01:37 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: LWW</div><div class="ubbcode-body">So your complaint against Perry is that he isn't stupid? </div></div>

Eh...no, he's a fraud.

Q </div></div>


Absolutely!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0K5vunjeUZ4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NR_TCBMvVU4&feature=related

Gayle in MD
09-14-2011, 10:10 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">WASHINGTON -- In his 2010 book "Fed Up!" Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry explained his displeasure with what he called the spending culture in Washington over the previous decade, including the period of unified Republican control from 2003 through 2006.

"They see no problem with spending other people's money for the next feel-good program that a lobbyist brings to them," Perry wrote.

Perry also railed at earmarks, the practice of a member of Congress directing spending to be used on specific programs.

"Earmarks represent the wasteful spending that has most caught public interest of late and for good reason, he wrote. "Earmarks corrupt the process and divert attention from the real task of governing and oversight."

But during the same time period covered in the book, Perry himself entered Texas into controversial contracts with Washington lobbyists who helped bring billions of dollars in federal money to Perry's home state, some of it via earmarks. Some of those lobbyists would wind up pleading guilty in a separate major bribery scandal.

A request for comment sent to Perry's office was not returned Wednesday afternoon.

TEXAS' SPOILS

While Perry's book is riddled with criticisms of spending on many federal programs, his lobbyists worked to extract federal funds for Texas from those same programs. According to lobbying disclosure reports filed with the Secretary of the Senate, Perry's lobbyists focused heavily on two topics: transportation appropriations and federal health care funding.

The transportation appropriations lobbying paid off: Texas received $754.4 million from 231 earmarks included in the Sate, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act of 2005 (SAFETEA-LU), according to a database held by the nonpartisan budget watchdog Taxpayers for Common Sense. Perry's administraiton also touted an increase in the rate of return on Texas' gas tax dollars to 92 percent under the SAFETEA-LU legislation.

"[SAFETA-LU] came at the height of the go-go years of earmarking access," said Steve Ellis, vice president of Taxpayers for Common Sense. "It was get while the getting's good."

Ellis pins much of Texas' lobbying success on former Rep. Tom DeLay (R-Texas). "Certainly DeLay was of the earmark persuasion," Ellis explained. "He was a major proponent of using earmarks to reward and protect incumbents."

In "Fed Up!", Perry also lampooned the 2003 Medicare prescription drug bill passed by the Republican-controlled Congress and signed by President George W. Bush. Perry wrote, "While putting the federal government in the pharmacy business, Medicare Part D just expanded a broken program further."

What "Fed Up" doesn't mention is that Perry's administration, and the outside lobbyists he hired, reported lobbying on that same prescription drug bill. As a result, they successfully increased federal funding for Texas' health care services by more than $350 million, thanks to a provision included in the bill's conference report, which was crafted behind closed doors. The Medicare prescription drug bill also included $250 million for Texas to reimburse providers of emergency services for undocumented immigrants.

But the lobbying contracts brought far more controversy than the spoils the hired lobbyists brought home. The lobbyists hired by Perry's administration were intimately connected to the major lobbying scandals of the 2000s. Those scandals involved two major players in Republican Washington -- Tom DeLay and Jack Abramoff -- who were both convicted on felony charges </div></div>

link (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/17/rick-perrys-k-street-proj_n_929584.html)

What a surprise! Just another RW religious [ GW denier ] guy that has already sold his soul. ie, he lies and cavorts with criminals. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif

Q </div></div>


<span style='font-size: 20pt'>We must destroy Repiglican Fascism before it's too late! </span>