I've said before that Rick Perry is a RINO. This article at The American Dream gives you 14 reasons not to support this man for higher office. I noticed that Drudge was highlighting Perry's speech over the weekend. If all it take is a Southern accent talking halfway tough to win over Red State America, then we are really, really screwed. I submit that Perry is a paid insider actor positioned in a key role as TX governor. If these planners really want a North American Union, they have to have one of their own positioned in Texas. As a former Bilderburg attendee, Perry has rubbed shoulders with these one-world government types. Anyway, here are the 14 reasons, but don't be fooled by the latest conservative gesture on Perry's part of fighting the TSA - where was he back when the session was in and the bill was up the first time, hmm?
#1 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.Big Debtor
#2 The debt of the state of Texas is out of control. According to usdebtclock.org, the debt to GDP ratio in Texas is 22.9% and the debt per citizen is $10,645. In California (a total financial basket case), the debt to GDP ratio is just 18.7% and the debt per citizen is only $9932. If Rick Perry runs for president these are numbers he will want to keep well hidden.
#3 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?How is this not treasonous?
#4 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.Making You Pay for it All!
#5 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.This doesn't Create a Job-Growth Environment
#6 Even with the oil boom in Texas, 23 states have a lower unemployment rate than Texas does.A conservative through and through! /eyeroll/
#7 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 that year.Doesn't help when you have so much illegal immigration, but when your goal is a big happy continent, immigration doesn't matter anymore!
#8 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.Having a huge population that doesn't speak English would drag down your education stats.
#9 Texas now has one of the worst education systems in the nation. The following is from an opinion piece that was actually authored by Barbara Bush earlier this year....Danger, Danger Will Robinson!
• We rank 36th in the nation in high school graduation rates. An estimated 3.8 million Texans do not have a high school diploma.• We rank 49th in verbal SAT scores, 47th in literacy and 46th in average math SAT scores.• We rank 33rd in the nation on teacher salaries.
No surprise when you let in a zillion illegals!
#10 Rick Perry attended the Bilderberg Group meetings in 2007. Associating himself with that organization should be a red flag for all American voters.
#11 Texas has the highest percentage of workers making minimum wage out of all 50 states.If he's hanging with these one-worlder types, then of course he's going to be soft on immigration. When you're goal is to dissolve national sovereignty anyway, why waste resources on maintaining the "Old World Order"?
#12 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 United States.Further illustrating the collapse of America into a third world nation:
#13 In 2007, 221,000 residents of Texas were making minimum wage or less. By 2010, that number had risen to 550,000.As a mother, this one scares me the most:
#14 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 an untested and unproven 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."This vaccine only covers 4 of the dozens of strains of HPV. The lead researcher of this vaccine said that mandatory vaccinations were unnecessary and over-the-top. The vaccine is only effective for five years and if you give it to eleven-year-olds, it will wear off by the time they're 16. Tell me again how pharmaceutical companies are all about public health and not money? If they could get Gov Perry to mandate this vaccination through an executive order, what would he do to us as president? It's not like he did his own research to see if this vaccine was actually necessary for public health in Texas, he just took the money in exchange for his signature. Ugh.