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Perry Touts Balanced-Budget Measure
Amarillo Globe News ^ | July 27, 2011 | Bobby Cervantes

Posted on 07/27/2011 5:24:37 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

Gov. Rick Perry, flanked by nearly all of the Texas Panhandle’s state House delegation, touted a state budget bill Tuesday that was the product of more than six months of negotiations in Austin.

Perry was at the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce to ceremonially sign the budget bill and a balanced budget amendment that forces state lawmakers to address budget shortfalls every two years.

The Republican-dominated state Legislature finalized a budget bill last month that slashed about $4 million from public education statewide and cut social services funding.

“Our main job is to do everything we can to maintain the economic climate in which businesses of all size can flourish and grow,” Perry said. “The fiscal restraint that’s been showed in Austin is not just a one-time thing. It’s ingrained in our state.”

State Rep. John Smithee, R-Amarillo, who introduced the governor, lauded state legislators’ efforts to bridge a projected shortfall of $27 billion.

“We balanced the budget with the revenue we had, and we didn’t go into a deficit spending situation,” Smithee said.

Freshman lawmaker state Rep. Four Price, R-Amarillo, and veteran legislators Reps. Warren Chisum, R-Pampa, and Jim Pitts, R-Waxahachie, also joined the governor.

Perry said state lawmakers received a bevy of calls before and during the legislative sessions to tap the state’s Rainy Day Fund, an emergency stash of cash at lawmakers’ disposal.

“The good news is that we ignored those voices, as we have done in the past, because we know higher taxes kill jobs,” Perry said. “We held the line on taxes and balanced the budget, exactly like we said we’d do.”

In his usual anti-Washington tone, Perry railed against federal lawmakers who he said continue to balloon the country’s deficit.

“It’s time for Washington, D.C., to take a little lesson from Texas,” he said.

(Excerpt) Read more at amarillo.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: budget; economy; jobs; perry; rinoperry; taxes
It's time to bring overseas profits back home to the United States!

Profits earned overseas are taxed so high U.S. companies will not reinvest that money here. Time to fix that. The time is right.

That money would find a favorable tax and regulatory climate under a Perry presidency. YouTube Video: Time for Perry [3:33]

Right now Barack Obama's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness is headed by G.E. CEO Jeffrey Immelt who was sending jobs to China before his appointment, continues sending high tech U.S. jobs to China.

Right now Barack Obama's long standing Science and Technology Adviser, John P. Holdren [climate science and over population fame] has overseen NASA's space program dismantled and our astronauts hitching -- $63 MILLION a seat rides with Russia. And the Chinese are moving along with their space station and moon resource utilization plans.

Yet Barack Obama wants to RAISE TAXES and RAISE the U.S. debt limit and borrow MORE money from China.

*********************

RICK PERRY:

FIRST -- "Don't spend all the money!"

SECOND -- "Have a fair and predictable tax and regulatory policy!"

THIRD -- "Have a legal system that doesn't allow for over suing and make loser pay!"

1 posted on 07/27/2011 5:24:41 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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Nov 11, 2010: General Electric to sink $2billion into China development as production moves from the U.S. “General Electric Co. plans to sink more than $2billion into its efforts in China through 2012. The conglomerate has shifted more production from the U.S. to China and also looks to build new partnerships there.

GE said Tuesday that it will likely spend $500million on research and development and new customer innovation centers, adding more than 1,000 new jobs. More than $1.5billion is expected to be put toward new joint ventures with Chinese state-owned enterprises in high-technology sectors.

The company is also moving more manufacturing abroad. Last month it shut a lightbulb factory in Virginia and will relocate those 200 jobs to China…..”

Jan 21, 2011: Obama Taps GE Boss Immelt for Jobs Council “(AP) President Obama is restructuring his economic advisory board to place an emphasis on job creation, and he is naming General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt as its new head.

The new board, called the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, will replace the former Economic Recovery Advisory Board that had been chaired by former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker……”

July 25, 2011: GE Moves Healthcare Division's X-Ray Unit Headquarters To China “General Electric's health-care unit is moving the headquarters of its x-ray business from Waukesha, Wisconsin to Beijing to gain from Chinese growth, according to Bloomberg. …..”

Obama’s Advisor for Science and Technology, John P. Holdren, [Climate Science Advocate] has assisted in NASA now being out of the space business -- hitchhiking into space with the Russians -- $63MILLION a seat while.....

The Chinese are moving along with their space station and moon resource utilization plans. Leonard David: China's First Space Station Module Readies For Liftoff


Shenzhou-8 undergoes testing in preparation for carrying out an unpiloted rendezvous and docking mission to the Tiangong-1platform.

2 posted on 07/27/2011 5:25:04 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: All
How to read past the MSM headlines and misleading articles: Texas spending kept rising for years with Perry as governor AKA “How Perry CUT the Texas budget – Didn’t raise taxes and kept a Rainy Day fund”
3 posted on 07/27/2011 5:25:31 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
You and 2ndDivisionVet keep the Palin/Perry romance alive;)
4 posted on 07/27/2011 5:30:14 AM PDT by Happy Rain ("Will Geico save you 15% on your insurance? Is Obama an evil Marxist tyrannical son of a bitch?")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Palin/Bolton 2012

with Rick Perry and Cincinatus’ Wife
as Press Secretaries.


5 posted on 07/27/2011 5:33:24 AM PDT by Diogenesis (No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. - Mark Twain)
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To: Happy Rain

Did you learn anything from this thread “Happy Rain?”


6 posted on 07/27/2011 5:34:45 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Diogenesis

I guess you like all our jobs and money going to China.


7 posted on 07/27/2011 5:35:33 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

So you are saying Perry is the only Republican candidate who wants American jobs to stay in America?


8 posted on 07/27/2011 5:40:46 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (JMO but I reserve the right to be wrong...)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
So you are saying Perry is the only Republican candidate who wants American jobs to stay in America?

I'm saying with Rick Perry's track record, business is going to look VERY favorably on his campaign and work for his election, and that works for a revived U.S. economy and JOBS!

9 posted on 07/27/2011 5:43:39 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Especially if your company has an in with the Executive Office like Merck did.


10 posted on 07/27/2011 5:45:39 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (JMO but I reserve the right to be wrong...)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Do you live in Texas? Gov goodhair is a RINO, but he does eventually listen to the people, and what they do not want (Guardasil for all 6th grade girls, Trans TX corridor).


11 posted on 07/27/2011 5:49:10 AM PDT by mathluv ( Conservative first and foremost, republican second - GO SARAHCUDA!!!!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Cincinatus' Wife (PerryBOT):
"I guess you like all our jobs and money going to China.""

The post complimented you.
So, are you and the RINO Perry hallucinating again?.

Is changing the subject like that a trick you all learned from Rove or Gore?

or are you having recurring delusions such as when you (Royal sense)
had a Mandate written to force
Gardasil-by-RINO Perry's Executive Order onto children?

BTW, I guess you and Perry like all our jobs and money
going to illegal aliens.


12 posted on 07/27/2011 5:51:48 AM PDT by Diogenesis (No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. - Mark Twain)
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To: gov_bean_ counter; mathluv; Diogenesis

13 posted on 07/27/2011 6:00:05 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: mathluv; Diogenesis

Cut the Guardasil crap..... it is an irrelevant and bogus issue. It is the equivalent to opposing water and toothpaste with fluoride.

If you must bitch and moan, grub up something relevant


14 posted on 07/27/2011 6:00:22 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ....Flash mobs are trickle down leftwing REDISTRIBUTION))
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To: bert
It is NOT about Gardasil. It is about:

NO Governmental Mandates for Untested Drugs by Executive Order
NO MORE RINOS


15 posted on 07/27/2011 6:05:35 AM PDT by Diogenesis (No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. - Mark Twain)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
From the article,they love him in Amarillo—from the thread,not so much.

But IMHO,except for Palin,Bachman and Cain (in that order)Perry is the best.

16 posted on 07/27/2011 6:09:42 AM PDT by Happy Rain ("Will Geico save you 15% on your insurance? Is Obama an evil Marxist tyrannical son of a bitch?")
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To: Happy Rain
But IMHO,except for Palin,Bachman and Cain (in that order)Perry is the best.

That's fair. We'll see who is the standout soon enough.

17 posted on 07/27/2011 6:12:37 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Happy Rain
From the article,they love him in Amarillo—from the thread,not so much.

What party do you think those 3 comment authors vote for?

18 posted on 07/27/2011 6:22:25 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: bert

So the truth is crap? I voted for him for gov because he was the best choice out of several worse choices. I will vote as conservative as possible.


19 posted on 07/27/2011 6:25:40 AM PDT by mathluv ( Conservative first and foremost, republican second - GO SARAHCUDA!!!!)
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To: mathluv
So the truth is crap?...

Hi. Would you care to discuss the points made in my Post #1 and #2?

20 posted on 07/27/2011 6:33:27 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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[Rick] Scott Promotes Controversial Education Reforms [Rick Perry has championed]

I hope this is the beginning of a push by all states to reform the universities and public education.

21 posted on 07/27/2011 6:40:23 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I agree that I do not like the o or GE’s CEO sending jobs to China. I am not sure how that applies to gov goodhair.


22 posted on 07/27/2011 6:52:09 AM PDT by mathluv ( Conservative first and foremost, republican second - GO SARAHCUDA!!!!)
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To: Diogenesis
At this point, our common goal is to save our country from four more years of this disaster in the White House. We must coalesce around the strongest candidate to do this. Perry is our strongest candidate. If we all work together, we can get the prize by using Perry to not only stop Obama but also stopping Romney.

Palin is a very great lady and I love the way she goes after those who do and say the wrong things but looking at this realistically, she would be a very weak candidate against Obama. I know it's not fair but she is still being characterized as a quitter and other ridiculous claims against her but perception becomes reality and she is damaged goods. There is too much at stake to even consider something as risky as choosing Palin as our nominee.

23 posted on 07/27/2011 6:55:25 AM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: Happy Rain

Perry is our best bet to defeat Obama and that is the prize. We must choose the strongest candidate to do that.


24 posted on 07/27/2011 6:56:53 AM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

You put that so well.


25 posted on 07/27/2011 6:58:44 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: mathluv
I agree that I do not like the o or GE’s CEO sending jobs to China. I am not sure how that applies to gov goodhair.

Rick Perry has been attracting businesses to Texas and there are jobs here.

Obama and his people are sending jobs to foreign countries and smothering business here at home through taxes, lawsuits and regulation.

They are opposites.

Perry wants a strong U.S. economy and jobs.

Obama wants a weak U.S. economy, 99 weeks of unemployment, food stamps, public sector jobs, bigger government.

26 posted on 07/27/2011 7:05:17 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Budget Battle Transforms Texas Democratic Congressman Lloyd Doggett into Governor Rick Perry's bitch...
(2 L's, 2 G's, 2 T's, no balls)

The battle of Washington, D.C., versus Texas continues — and this time it's D.C.’s turn to be fed up. On the letters page of Wednesday's New York Times, U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Austin, slams Gov. Rick Perry for failing to take $830 million in federal money that Perry and other Republicans complained had strings attached but that Doggett says would have prevented “anti-education ‘smoke and mirrors’ budgeting” by the state.

http://www.texastribune.org/texas-education/school-finance/doggett-slams-governor-on-education-funding/

* * * * *

In the latest round of the political feud over $830 million in federal funding, House Republicans, led by U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Lewisville, passed a bill Saturday that attempts to block the enforcement of the Texas-specific Education Jobs amendment.

http://www.texastribune.org/texas-education/public-education/us-house-votes-on-texas-education-money-updated/

* * * * *

The latest chapter in the feud between Gov. Rick Perry and Representative Lloyd Doggett over $830 million in federal money for education unfolded Tuesday, when, in his State of the State address, the governor called out a “certain Texas congressman” for singling out Texas “for punishment in pursuit of his own agenda.”

The dispute between Mr. Perry and Mr. Doggett, Democrat of Austin, began in August, when Congress passed legislation to give $10 billion in aid to allow states to hire and retain teachers. Tacked onto the law was a measure proposed by Mr. Doggett and supported by other Democrats — applicable only to Texas — that requires the governor to offer his assurance that the money will be used to “supplement and not supplant” state education financing through 2013.

Six months later, Texas is one of only two states that has not received money from the fund. Attorney General Greg Abbott filed a federal lawsuit against the Department of Education to claim the money — without complying with the Doggett provision — and the state’s Congressional delegation has split along party lines.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/13/us/13ttdoggett.html

* * * * *

Texas will soon be receiving the $830 million in funds for public education that have been tied up in political wrangling.

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan made the announcement Friday. Gov. Rick Perry said he welcomed the department's decision to approve the state's application for the funding.

The federal budget deal negotiated to avoid a government shutdown this month removed the strings U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, a Democrat from Austin, had attached to the funds.

The bill removed a requirement that Perry, a Republican, use the funds to supplement existing school spending rather than just replace state funds in order to balance the budget.

http://weareaustin.com/fulltext/?nxd_id=139676

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During his 2010 re-election campaign, Gov. Rick Perry vowed to secure $830 million in federal education aid for Texas schools that had been held up in Washington.

The stalled money became the subject of a political fight between Perry and Democratic U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett of Austin after Doggett inserted into the law special conditions that Texas must meet to get its share of $10 billion in education funding disbursed to states.

...

In a press release of his own... Perry said: “Today is a victory for Texas schools that have been waiting for these well-deserved federal funds for far too long. Thanks to our persistent efforts, including those of U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess, Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, Sen. John Cornyn and other dedicated members of the Texas congressional delegation, along with House Speaker John Boehner, this funding will soon be flowing to the school teachers and schoolchildren of Texas.”

With the state's application approved, we're moving the meter to Promise Kept.

http://www.politifact.com/texas/promises/perry-o-meter/promise/854/secure-830-million-in-federal-education-funding-d/

27 posted on 07/27/2011 7:07:00 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

Nominate for Post of the Day!


28 posted on 07/27/2011 7:12:09 AM PDT by Inspectorette
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

None of that prevents gov goodhair from being a RINO. Actually, in TX, the gov is not in a strong position. The lt gov has more power. He is a RINO, too.


29 posted on 07/27/2011 7:18:10 AM PDT by mathluv ( Conservative first and foremost, republican second - GO SARAHCUDA!!!!)
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To: Inspectorette

Thanks, but at this point, we must keep our eyes on the prize and that prize is the ejection of Obama from our White House. We need to do that with the most conservative candidate we can get. I see little value in us trying to tear down our own people. Anyone of them is far better than Obama. This man is a disaster to our country. He is dangerous. We cannot have four more years of Obama!!


30 posted on 07/27/2011 7:43:31 AM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: bert; mathluv; Diogenesis
>> If you must bitch and moan, grub up something relevant<<

Concern about his willingness to have government force behavior on the citizens in irrelevant in you opinion?

31 posted on 07/27/2011 8:01:12 AM PDT by CynicalBear
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To: Diogenesis
So, was Sarah Palin lying here, a RINO lover or are you wrong about Perry?

"That's why I am supporting Governor Rick Perry for re-election. He does what is right regardless of whether it is popular. He walks the walk of a true conservative. And he sticks to his guns – and you know how I feel about guns!" ...... Sarah Palin, January 17, 2009

32 posted on 07/27/2011 9:39:36 AM PDT by RINOs suck
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To: mathluv
So, was Sarah Palin lying here, a RINO lover or are you wrong about Perry?

"That's why I am supporting Governor Rick Perry for re-election. He does what is right regardless of whether it is popular. He walks the walk of a true conservative. And he sticks to his guns – and you know how I feel about guns!" ...... Sarah Palin, January 17, 2009

33 posted on 07/27/2011 9:40:29 AM PDT by RINOs suck
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To: Diogenesis

Imitation is the highest form of flattery (or is it flatulence?).


34 posted on 07/27/2011 12:57:39 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: RINOs suck; mathluv; Diogenesis

Yesterday you used the term anti Christ in a Sarah Palin thread (that mods removed) today you use term liar.

Is Sarah Palin still your first choice like you claimed about 6 weeks ago?

I do not believe for a moment that you ever supported Gov Palin!

Who do you think you are fooling?


35 posted on 07/27/2011 2:10:14 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (DID I MENTION...SARAH PALIN OR FLIPPIN BUST)
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To: Friendofgeorge
Six weeks ago, it didn't look as if Rick Perry was running. Now, it does look like he is running. I don't believe for a minute that Palin will run against Perry.

Unlike you, that does make me suicidal. Perry is almost a sure thing if he gets in to beat Obama and, unlike Romney, can be said to be a legitimate conservative.

36 posted on 07/27/2011 2:48:17 PM PDT by RINOs suck
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