"While the Governor is living high-off-the-hog, Texas families are struggling to feed their children and pay their bills."
Debra Medina Calls "Bullshit" on Perry Before Debate
by Nelda Carrizales Skevington
Medina for Texas
DALLAS, TX, Friday, January 29, 2010 -- According to Governor Rick Perry, under his leadership, Texas is the strongest state in the nation, but the devil is in the details.
In a recent interview at the Blogger's Summit, Governor Perry said that ending the property tax in Texas was a very intriguing and positive idea. However, he fell short of embracing the end of property tax or any significant change in management of the state's current fiscal crisis, maintaining that Texas is on the right path. "Well, I'm saying "bullshit" and here's why," Medina said.
Not only have we seen loss of jobs in the private sector, the most recent State Comptroller's Fiscal Notes shows total state tax collections have fallen by over 20%, while funds from the federal government to the state government have risen nearly 34% so far this year over last year, to plug the huge hole in Governor Perry's state budget.
Furthermore, while Texas families and businesses have been tightening their belts during that same year, and while Governor Perry is boasting about our solid economic footing, he has spent nearly $1.7 Billion in his own department, 13.5% more this year than last!
"A double-digit spending increase is not sound management. It feels like state theft, pure and simple. He is taking food from the mouths of Texans," says Debra Medina. "While the Governor is living high-off-the-hog, Texas families are struggling to feed their children and pay their bills."
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