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Texas Grows Spending Almost 100% during Perry's Tenure

Posted on 08/14/2011 2:07:40 PM PDT by BereanBrain

During Perry's Tenure in Texas, Spending in Texas grew from about 49 Billion a year, to over 90 Billion a year. Texas budgets every 2 years, to the following show the budgets for both Bi-annums. Divide by two for average yearly spending.

Texas 2010-2011 Budget 182 Billion

http://sunshinereview.org/index.php/Texas_state_budget

Texas 2000-2001 Budget was ~98 Billion and is available at

http://www.lbb.state.tx.us/Bill_76/Bill-76-4_Conference_Summary_0599.pdf

In other words CLOSE to 100% Growth in spending. (from 49 B to 91 B)

During this time, the Census says Texas grew from 20 Million (2000 Census) to 25 Million (2010 Census). That’s a growth of 25 Percent.

So much for Perry's Fiscal Conservative Credentials.


TOPICS: Campaign News; Issues; Parties; Polls
KEYWORDS: hitpiece; lies; notinflationadjusted; phonynumbers
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1 posted on 08/14/2011 2:07:43 PM PDT by BereanBrain
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To: BereanBrain

Perry’s stimulus worked!


2 posted on 08/14/2011 2:09:03 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: BereanBrain

What’s their deficit?


3 posted on 08/14/2011 2:10:48 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: BereanBrain

How much of this was federally mandated spending, however?


4 posted on 08/14/2011 2:10:59 PM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus ("Armed forces abroad are of little value unless there is prudent counsel at home." - Cicero)
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To: BereanBrain

You forgot to call him a RINO. LOL!

Yawn.


5 posted on 08/14/2011 2:11:13 PM PDT by nhwingut (Palin '12... Accept No Other)
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To: Paladin2

How did he “stimulate” Oil to go from 30$ a barrel to 100-150?


6 posted on 08/14/2011 2:12:21 PM PDT by BereanBrain
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To: BereanBrain

There were a lot of “shovel ready jobs” in the money spent.

I think TX has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country.


7 posted on 08/14/2011 2:13:07 PM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: BereanBrain

Given what I have seen going on in other states, Perry’s fiscal record looks awfully good to me.


8 posted on 08/14/2011 2:14:14 PM PDT by comebacknewt (Sheesh. Go away and stay away Newt.)
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To: BereanBrain

WGAS!


9 posted on 08/14/2011 2:15:02 PM PDT by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: BereanBrain

Careful. You’re gonna upset the Captain Gardasil groupies.


10 posted on 08/14/2011 2:15:25 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: BereanBrain

How does that increase compare to the increase in spending in California under Reagan?

Is it more, less, or a lot less?


11 posted on 08/14/2011 2:15:44 PM PDT by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
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To: BereanBrain
Find it odd that a “Conservative” is quoting Obama campaign talking points
12 posted on 08/14/2011 2:15:47 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving politicians more tax money is like giving addicts free drugs to cure their addiction)
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To: traderrob6

http://www.usdebtclock.org/state-debt-clocks/state-of-texas-debt-clock.html


13 posted on 08/14/2011 2:15:47 PM PDT by carjic (I've always been taught to respect my elders.... but it's getting harder to find any!)
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To: traderrob6

In case you have not been paying attention, Oil is 2-5X per barrel what it was in 2000.

So YOU have been paying the increase to keep Texas budget in balance. More oil $$$ equal more Austin can spend.

Do you want a government that spends all it gets? You can’t run the U.S. this way even though Texas is a net exporter, the U.S. is a big net importer.

You can build paper airplanes that fly, but it does not scale up to a 727.

This lack of basic economic knowledge is what is killing our country.

You can’t spend your way into success.

What happens when/if oil crashes to 20$ Either Massive cuts must be made or budget deficits. Of course by that time, Silck Rick will be LONG GONE from Texas.


14 posted on 08/14/2011 2:16:00 PM PDT by BereanBrain
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To: BereanBrain

Here is an article with Texas spending adjusted for population growth and inflation: http://blogs.star-telegram.com/politex/2011/07/texas-spending-under-bush-and-perry-in-one-graph.html

Tells a different story.


15 posted on 08/14/2011 2:16:47 PM PDT by LOC1 (Let's pick the best, not settle for a compromise.)
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To: BereanBrain

Is it just me, or does everything cost twice as much as it did in 2000?


16 posted on 08/14/2011 2:17:07 PM PDT by Steel Wolf ("Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master." - Gaius Sallustius Crispus)
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To: basil

http://www.bls.gov/web/laus/laumstrk.htm

26 of 50


17 posted on 08/14/2011 2:18:41 PM PDT by carjic (I've always been taught to respect my elders.... but it's getting harder to find any!)
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To: BereanBrain
Yeah and Texas population grew by over 4 million. Infrastructure costs money. You can raise taxes or borrow and pay back.

Sarah Palin, governor of a state of 700,000 taxed oil companies to pay the citizens cash. She said it was constitutionally mandated (Alaska's resources belong to Alaskans) yet didn't tax the fishing of logging industry. Alaska receives 1.80 in Federal funds for every dollar it sends in. Texas receives .94 for every dollar it sends in. Neither state has an income tax but Alaska doesn't even have a sales tax. Tell me how her governing style translates to D.C.? If she were to become President she would use the Texas model, not the Alaska model.

18 posted on 08/14/2011 2:18:41 PM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: BereanBrain
http://www.lbb.state.tx.us/Bill_76/Bill-76-4_Conference_Summary_0599.pdf

Hmm how odd your “Source” is a report dated 1999. Got any additional links to more recent documents to back up your claims?

19 posted on 08/14/2011 2:18:50 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving politicians more tax money is like giving addicts free drugs to cure their addiction)
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To: BereanBrain

He will be the next President of the United States.


20 posted on 08/14/2011 2:18:57 PM PDT by Krankor (I pushed my soul in a deep dark hole and then I followed it in.)
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To: normy
that should be fishing or logging
21 posted on 08/14/2011 2:20:11 PM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: Steel Wolf

“Is it just me, or does everything cost twice as much as it did in 2000?”

Everything but my house and my investments.


22 posted on 08/14/2011 2:20:15 PM PDT by jessduntno (Obama shanks. America tanks.)
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To: BereanBrain

I knew this was coming and I predict this will be a serious piece of ammo for Palin. I heard he spent our rainy day fund over the next few years that is supposed to be for things like a EMP or Nuke attack...oh well.


23 posted on 08/14/2011 2:20:15 PM PDT by magna carta
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To: icwhatudo

Simple question.

Are you looking for excuses or the answer (the truth).

You question sounds like what happens when little billy gets caught with his hands in the cookie jar. “ Yesterday Susie stole a cookie”.

The question is not what others have done, it is what is right to do.

Is it right to run up state spending as a percent of the state’s GDP?

At some point, it is unsustainable. The politicians are just playing “last man holding the bag”.

Unfortunately the electorate are easily fooled and don’t check the facts vs what the candidates SAY.

So no matter what I or the candidates say, do your homework.....

If you want to vote for a big government guy, go ahead. Just don’t post on here that he is a small government guy.


24 posted on 08/14/2011 2:20:27 PM PDT by BereanBrain
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To: Paladin2

With annual inflation and a huge population influx, the numbers do not seem out of whack. Perry is not 100% in line with my beliefs but if he is electable and can remove the liar-in-chief that is currently POTUS, I will not go against him. BTW, the fact that he knows something about farming and agriculture, got fed up with the Democrat party and left it, has tried to keep taxes low and businesses robust are good things. I like many of the Republican candidates but don’t think all of them have the resume of Perry to put against Obama’s empty one. I hope we don’t start attacking our own candidates and snatch defeat from the jaws of potential victory.


25 posted on 08/14/2011 2:21:44 PM PDT by JudyM (JudyM)
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To: Krankor

Then the US has no hope, as Rick Perry is a RINO version of Obama.


26 posted on 08/14/2011 2:21:53 PM PDT by BereanBrain
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To: BereanBrain

Spending growth in State government is not always a bad thing, if it is done in an orderly manner, and for proper purposes. For example, there is a lot of infrastructure creation and repair that cannot be mainstreamed into a budget, as they are special projects, limited in scale.

And other expenses, such as meeting unemployment benefits, are far more dependent on how the State economy is doing.

Since one of the largest expenses in a State is education, population growth, which Texas has been getting a lot of, because of its economy, has a strong impact on financing.

And of course disasters. It cost Texas a fortune to host so many Katrina evacuees.


27 posted on 08/14/2011 2:23:31 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: basil

There is a reason Perry runs near the bottom of EVERY Texas poll of Potential Presidential candidates.

We know his words do not match his actions.


28 posted on 08/14/2011 2:23:36 PM PDT by BereanBrain
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To: BereanBrain

What percentage is due to unfunded federal mandates such as the massive largess provided to illegal immigrants.?

Texas has one of the lowest tax burdens in the us and maintains billions in a rainy day fund.

It’s good that Texas has oil and has not banned it’s extraction like so many others.


29 posted on 08/14/2011 2:23:46 PM PDT by lonestar67 (I remember when unemployment was 4.7 percent)
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To: BereanBrain

If I were you I would discourage any of Perry’s opponents from hiring you as a spokesman for them.


30 posted on 08/14/2011 2:24:43 PM PDT by Artemis Webb (Perry 2012! A Conservative who can win!)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Careful. You’re gonna upset the Captain Gardasil groupies.

Yes, yes indeed....obama's a much better alternative.

And no, I am not a Perry fan but we're not going to turn around 100 years of commie infiltration in one Presidential election.

Let concentrate on putting more TP members in both chambers to keep what ever RINO gets elected.

That is our reality.

31 posted on 08/14/2011 2:24:46 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

You sound like a democrat.


32 posted on 08/14/2011 2:24:48 PM PDT by BereanBrain
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To: BereanBrain

Texas has the lowest or close to the lowest unemployment rate in the nation. ‘Nuff said.


33 posted on 08/14/2011 2:25:22 PM PDT by Grunthor (Faster than the speed of smell.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron
Let concentrate on putting more TP members in both chambers to keep what ever RINO gets elected in line
34 posted on 08/14/2011 2:26:42 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

At least the Gardisil issue is a valid slam against the guy. There is no debating that the State of Texas is in one hell of a great place financially when compared to the rest of the U.S.


35 posted on 08/14/2011 2:27:02 PM PDT by Grunthor (Faster than the speed of smell.)
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To: BereanBrain

90 billion dollars, 25 million people. That’s $3600 per person.

In 2009, Alaska’s budget was 8.9 billion, and there were about 700,000 people. That’s $12,535 per person.

Why are we comparing apples and oranges?

The 2006 alaska budget was 7.4 billion. So the budget went up by 20% in her 3 years. That’s not quite 100% in 10 years, but it’s in the same ballpark. The 2000-2010 difference was 5.6 billion to 9.5 billion, over a 90% increase.


36 posted on 08/14/2011 2:28:11 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: BereanBrain

When criticizing Gov. Perry and the Texas economy, keep in mind that this very large state has NO state income tax. Also, the U.S. Census does not count the true population of the state. We have an 800-mile border with Mexico and are paying billions in benefits to tens of thousands of illegal aliens because the federal government orders Texas to educate, medicate and incarcerate them.


37 posted on 08/14/2011 2:29:00 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: lonestar67

Actually, a good percentage goes to support illegal immigration.

Where?

Dream Act. Read about it. It makes illegals elligible for in-state tuition at texas universities and for grants, etc. Don’t forget the largest portion of uninsured in Texas hospitals are illegals. We all pay for that.

Sounds like you think “open borders” and “sanctuary cities” are good. Rick Perry does.

Read the next to the last paragraph and the fifth paragraph down, and then tell me Rick is not a Big Government, Open borders guy.

http://governor.state.tx.us/news/speech/10688/


38 posted on 08/14/2011 2:29:25 PM PDT by BereanBrain
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To: BereanBrain
So who are you supporting Brian? It wouldn't be Ron Paul would it?
39 posted on 08/14/2011 2:30:30 PM PDT by Victory Rocks (Obama's hope, is to tax all our change.)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Yeah, and BEFORE RICK PERRY it was HALF of the tax burden.

So what if he did the same thing to the Federal Budget?

Have you seen the Texas Debt Clock?

We can thank Rick Perry for that.

http://www.usdebtclock.org/state-debt-clocks/state-of-texas-debt-clock.html


40 posted on 08/14/2011 2:31:26 PM PDT by BereanBrain
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“Mrs. Palin, if elected President which economic model would you use in D.C. the one you used in Alaska or the one Governor Perry used in Texas? If Alaska's where do you intend to come up with the 80% revenue increases Alaska essentially receives in the form of Federal welfare? Will you also propose a windfall profit tax on America's natural resource industries and return that to the people in the form of yearly stimulus checks and if so, how is that different from what President Obama proposes?”
41 posted on 08/14/2011 2:31:36 PM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: BereanBrain

I’m not a big supporter of Mr. Perry. However, if he (or Mickey Mouse, for that matter) gets the nomination, I
l will vote for him.

Having said that, Tx seems to be doing okay compared to a lot of other places.


42 posted on 08/14/2011 2:33:37 PM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: kittymyrib

RicK perry did not “Give” us no income tax. we had none when he came into office, and we had to beat back attempts TWICE to add a state income tax.

We are blessed with Oil, and Oil has gone up 3-5X in the last 10 years.

That’s the “real” secret of why the debt in texas is not bigger.

It’s already big enough

http://www.usdebtclock.org/state-debt-clocks/state-of-texas-debt-clock.html


43 posted on 08/14/2011 2:33:39 PM PDT by BereanBrain
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To: BereanBrain

It costs a growing state more to do business today than it did 10 years ago. Amazing.


44 posted on 08/14/2011 2:34:37 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: normy

population grew by 25% State Spending grew by almost 100%.

Make excuses all you want for a big governement big spending RINO


45 posted on 08/14/2011 2:35:27 PM PDT by BereanBrain
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To: BereanBrain

“Do you want a government that spends all it gets?”

I dunno, you would have to ask Sarah Palin about that. She gave everything away in her state.


46 posted on 08/14/2011 2:35:43 PM PDT by crz
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To: BereanBrain

Perry is a lot of things but he is NO!!!! RINO


47 posted on 08/14/2011 2:35:52 PM PDT by wild74
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To: Lazlo in PA

The USA budget increased as a percent LESS during this period.

Will you now make excuses for that?


48 posted on 08/14/2011 2:36:32 PM PDT by BereanBrain
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To: BereanBrain
Hey, I got an idea.....let's reelect obama!!

Yeah, that's the ticket!

Would that make you happy, who's your perfect candidate? (that can win)

49 posted on 08/14/2011 2:37:01 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: crz

I think you should look around for a candidate you can trust rather than “well, he’s not as bad as X,Y or Z”


50 posted on 08/14/2011 2:37:50 PM PDT by BereanBrain
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