Rick Perry Oozes Hypocrisy About Economic Stimulus
Matt | On 30, Aug 2011
Rick Perry is here to let you know that he is not going for any type of stimulus program if he is elected president next year.
Simply put, Perry says we don’t have the money to spend and we don’t need an economic stimulus to get America back into her work blouse. He has yet to announce HIS plan to get America working, so he has taken the safe route of saying what he won’t do.
A small part of me thought that Perry was actually correct. America is broke. We need ideas from within to lift ourselves out of recession-like straits.
The other part of me, though, wanted to be a smart-ass and do my own research.
So I went online and found documents prepared by the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. The state has received $24.1 BILLION in STIMULUS AID for a variety of areas from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. All of the cash was accepted under Perry’s leadership.
So we have a candidate that doesn’t want to do a stimulus as president, but has washed his municipal ass in federal dollars over the past two years? Oh yeah. That makes sense ………….. ::side-eye::
Short term thinking is not going to pull us out of any slump. We need all good ideas at the table.
I also need Rick Perry to step down off of his high horse for a second. I want him to look around at his state that sits on a shitload of oil money and full of low-wage jobs. Yes, jobs were created, but they are low-paying ones!
How the hell is he going to run the other 49 Broke states of America?