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AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry certainly has taken his shots at Washington officials, labeling them power-grabbing, free-spending socialists. And now he says the feds are firing back.
The state lost the $2.6 billion contract for producing Army trucks. The Johnson Space Center is facing the cancellation of a $108 billion moon launch program. The Environmental Protection Agency is breathing down the state's smoggy neck, as are other federal regulators.
One thing is certain: The way Texas does business is being challenged.
Perry spokesman Mark Miner said Perry's policies have given the state one of the strongest economies in the nation. Instead of punishing Texas, the federal government should hold it up as an example, he said.
. . . pull Thomas Jefferson from a discussion on the Founding Fathers,
forbid the use of the term "capitalism" from economics lessons
. . .
replace John F. Kennedy with McCarthy and Ronald Reagan. Other changes include the elimination of references to Hispanics serving alongside Texans at the Alamo.