An In Depth Analysis Of The Nonsense And Manipulation Designed To Separate Us All From Our Collective Sanity. Gandhi once said," First they ignore us-then they ridicule us-then they fight us...then we win."
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Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Rick Perry Hates Government Until He Loves It.
I love you, but I hate you too.
Texas Governor (and presidential hopeful ) Rick Perry wants big gubmint to pay Texas for the costs incurred for imprisoning illegal immigrants.
He is calling for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to shell out $350 million to cover the cost, because it isn't Texas' job to secure the borders.
Perry wrote a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano in which he blames the federal government for not securing the border with Mexico, allowing all those illegals to traipse on over to Texas undeterred to steal all of those "Merikan jobs," Americans don't want.
The strain on county jails, according to the 'Texas Miracle,' is getting out of hand.
The letter was dated Aug.10 just three days before Perry announced his campaign for president.
Along with this, Perry recently tried to soften his bogus claims that Social Security is a " Giant Ponzi scheme," saying that Social Security is a way for government to take money from the American people.
( wait a minute)- he can't be that dumb can he? How does he think Social Security gets funded?
The Social Security Fairy?
In his 2010 book, "Fed Up!" Perry suggested the program was unconstitutional, put in place "at the expenseof respect for the Constitution and limited government." and calls Social Security " A monstrous lie."
Perry has also criticized recent comments by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack for his comments about food stamps helping to bolster the economy by puting buying power into peoples hands.
"Food stamps are not a solution, they are a symbol of the problem," says Perry, (without bothering toexplain what the problem is, or to offer any solutions.) "Today's leaders see it differently." he claims.
Apparently it is better in Perry's eyes to let people (mostly children and the elderly) go hungry than 'enabling' their addiction to government 'hand outs'.
Pick yourself up by your boot straps Grannie!
"Since I've become governor, Texas has created more than 1 million jobs, while the rest of the country has lost 2.5 million jobs," Perry has boasted...repeatedly.
What the good Gov. forgets to tell you is those jobs are mostly in the low wage category- as Texas is a Right to Work state- which in Republican doublespeak means you have the right to work for less than everybody else.
Right to work laws are designed to further pull the teeth from unions, as RTW laws don't require workers compensation if you get hurt on the job. Texas ranks 50th in worker's compensation and has the highest rate of job related injuries in construction in the U.S. So if you're a construction worker in Texas and you fall off a ladder - don't expect your 'job creator' to cover your expenses.
Under a Perry administration every American would be free to work as many minimum wage jobs as they wanted. ( It's just too bad if you can't make enough live on any of them )
Just pick yourself up by your boot straps!
Rick Perry just can't keep his messaging straight no matter how hard he tries. One minute he is dead against the Federal Government giving money to the states, or to the elderly,or the sick, and hungry children.Then he's ready with hands held out crying, 'please sir - can I have some more?'
He didn't turn down one dime of federal money when Texas was an inferno.
"I have determined that this incident is of such severity and magnitude that effective response is beyond the capabilities of the state," Governor Perry wrote in a letter to FEMA.
So Governor Perry hates FEMA until he loves it.
"The governor has put himself a bit on his own petard, as it were, just in terms of the sudden discovery of a need for the help of national government after having lambasted it so resoundingly for so long."
Then there is that little secession albatross hanging around his neck.
If Texas were to secede from the U.S then Perry could become president of his own state, and run it the way he likes. The only drawback would be America would have to put up with former Texans seeking asylum from the "Miracle."
Unless of course it's all a misunderstanding. Maybe Perry means to say he wants Texas to succeed as an independent state. He did mention just the other day that he believes the states should "compete against each other."
Compete in what? The race to the bottom? Texas is already ahead in that competition.
Rick Perry has signed the National Organization for Marriage pledge to oppose same-sex unions-later he said that New York's gay marriage law was "their business, and that's fine with me."
So which is it Rick? Are you against gay marriage until you are for it?
Dead Peasant insurance Scam
In 2003 top officials from Governor Rick Perry's office pitched an offer to the State's retired teachers.
In essence Perry's scam was to help Wall Street investors gamble on how long retired teachers would live.Perry promised big money for the state in exchange for helping UBS- the Swiss banking giant set up a business of teacher death speculation.
Two weeks before Thanksgiving in 2003, top officials from Texas Governor Rick Perry's office pitched a scheme to get into the business to enrich Texas with dead peasant insurance policies taken out on elderly retired teachers.
When the plan was proposed to teachers, Perry's office resorted to bribery to sweeten the deal. If teachers would agree to letting the state's pension fund take out life insurance policies on them Perry's office would reward them in cash - up to $100 each for the privilege.
The plan was tied to former Senator Phil Gramm, who was a Democrat before he became a Republican, who left the Senate in 2002 for a vice president position with UBS. Gramm had also made six-figure contributions to Perry's campaign, and was really the mastermind behind the scam.
Gramm hoped to put together a package of complicated assets for speculators to gamble on. Corporations like Walmart had been caught red handed using massive purchases of life insurance policies on their employees for years as part of a tax avoidance scam, as the government doesn't tax insurance premiums or death benefits.
The employees or their families get nothing - while the corporation who purchased the policy would get it all, when the "dead peasant" died.
Shake the hand of the
Gramm's predatory plan was to convince investors to bet on peoples lives by buying into pools of life insurance and annuities taken out on individuals.
Gramm's gruesome scam was a combination of packages resembling mortgage backed securities, only investors wouldn't be placing bets on peoples homes, they could bet on peoples deaths.
Luckily, once the press caught wind- the whole dirty deal fell apart.
But that doesn't absolve all of the players in this- their hands are still dirty- especially Gramm, and Perry's.
So when Rick Perry calls Social Security a "giant ponzi scheme" he should know. He is an expert on schemes ,scams and sleaze...
And what has the "Texas Miracle" done for his home state besides a $27 billion budget shortfall?
Texas ranks #1 for executions!
Some miracles aren't good
Texas has diverted hundreds of millions from education to campaign donors.
Texas wins 6th place for woman living in poverty!
Texas wins 4th place for children living in poverty!
Texas wins first place for uninsured kids, adults, and the elderly!
Texas ranks last for providing help to the mentally ill!
And in the "Poison Your Population" category-Texas wins again!
#1 For carcinogens released in the air.
#1 for toxic chemicals in the water.
#1 for largest amount of hazardous waste generated by a state.
With leadership like this Texas will definitely be a top contender in the race to the bottom.
Perry's reasoning is the Ponzi scheme.
Recently someone said of Rick Perry. "He is just like George Bush- only without the brains."
That would make Rick Perry about as intelligent as a pinecone.
Would you want a pinecone to be your next president?