reply to post by EvanB
Let's shine some light on Perry!
#1 Rick Perry actually issued an executive order in 2007 that would have forced almost every single girl in the state of Texas to receive the Gardasil
vaccine before entering the sixth grade. Perry would have put parents in a position where they would have had to fill out an application and beg the
government not to inject their child with a highly controversial vaccine. Since then, very serious safety issues regarding this vaccine have come to
light. Fortunately, lawmakers in Texas blocked what Perry was trying to do. According to Wikipedia, many were troubled when "apparent financial
connections between Merck and Perry were reported by news outlets, such as a $6,000 campaign contribution and Merck's hiring of former Perry Chief of
Staff Mike Toomey to handle its Texas lobbying work."
#2 The total debt of the Texas government has more than doubled since Rick Perry became governor. So what would the U.S. national debt look like after
four (or eight) years of Rick Perry?
#3 Rick Perry has spearheaded the effort to lease roads in Texas to foreign companies, to turn roads that are already free to drive on into toll
roads, and to develop the Trans-Texas Corridor which would be part of the planned NAFTA superhighway system. If you really do deep research on this
whole Trans-Texas Corridor nonsense you will see why no American should ever cast a single vote for Rick Perry.
#4 Rick Perry claims that he has a "track record" of not raising taxes. That is a false claim. Rick Perry has repeatedly raised taxes and fees while
he has been governor. Today, Texans are faced with significantly higher taxes and fees than they were before Rick Perry was elected.
#5 Even with the oil boom in Texas, 23 states have a lower unemployment rate than Texas does.
#6 Back in 1988, Rick Perry supported Al Gore for president. In fact, Rick Perry actually served as Al Gore's campaign chairman in the state of Texas
#7 Between December 2007 and April 2011, weekly wages in the U.S. increased by about 5 percent. In the state of Texas they increased by just 0.6% over
that same time period.
#8 Rick Perry attended the Bilderberg Group meetings in 2007. Associating himself with that organization should be a red flag for all American voters.
#9 Texas has the highest percentage of workers making minimum wage out of all 50 states.
#10 Rick Perry often gives speeches about illegal immigration, but when you look at the facts, he has been incredibly soft on the issue. If Rick Perry
does not plan to secure the border, then he should not be president because illegal immigration is absolutely devastating many areas of the southwest
#11 In 2007, 221,000 residents of Texas were making minimum wage or less. By 2010, that number had risen to 550,000.
#12 Rick Perry is a "big government" politician. When Rick Perry became the governor of Texas in 2000, the total spending by the Texas state
government was approximately $49 billion. Ten years later it was approximately $90 billion. That is not exactly reducing the size of government.