The Costs Of Governor Rick Perry's Special Sessions #txlege

Rick Perry presidential campaign, 2012

Rick Perry presidential campaign, 2012 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

How about a not so brief history of the special sessions that Rick Perry has called, shall we?

MEDICAID

HIGHWAYS

“EDUCATION REFORM AKA PUBLIC FUNDS BEING SENT TO CHARTER SCHOOLS, AND EVENTUALLY RELIGIOUS PRIVATE SCHOOLS”

REDISTRICTING

ANOTHER REDISTRICTING BATTLE

RAISING PAY FOR JUDGES

EDUCATION FUNDING

“TAX RELIEF”

CONGRESSIONAL REDISTRICTING (AGAIN)

Rick Perry is a proud fiscal conservative: no doubt, a label that has lost ALL meaning relative to every politician who claims to be one and their very own records. Aside from saving Christmas (oh glory hallelujah!), Rick Perry and Lt. Governor David Dewhurst couldn’t pass any bill that they wanted to push through (oh their “compromise” on redistricting). So, at the behest of his corporate overlords, Rick Perry wants to have mandatory sentencing for 17 year old (life in prison with the possibility of parole) and have another wasteful, porkbarrelling highway bill. Pet projects, and construction companies competing I mean stealing tax payers’ hard earned money will be a number one priority, but hey, FISCAL CONSERVATIVE! That’s our governor, uh hummmm!

The sad part is, what should have been a special session over infrastructure and much needed roads in various areas of Texas was ended because Rick Perry’s desire to fire up his voting base. SB5 was not about protecting innocent life; the GOP senators didn’t even know the difference between a rape kit and an abortion clinic! Such profound incompetence is found all over the capitol, citywide, but it starts at the top, the reign of Perry and Dewhurst. Should it be a symbol of pride that Rick Perry is breaking gubernatorial records by calling his 11th special session? Does he not realize that the Texas Constitution made the legislative sessions short for the very purpose of LIMITING the state government’s power? Between the special sessions, imposing an HPV vaccine requirement on teenage girls and the continual sacrificial system of the state death row (500 executions since 1982)
, Rick Perry is actually THE best example of big government spending and interference.

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