Skip to comments.Perry fires back at pro-Bachmann super PAC
Posted on 09/01/2011 2:12:25 PM PDT by AAABEST
Rick Perry's campaign just responded to the attack ad that a pro-Michele Bachmann super PAC unveiled last night, which it is airing in South Carolina, and which hits him on his spending record as Texas governor:
Gov. Perry is a proven fiscal conservative, having cut taxes, signed six balanced budgets, and led Texas to become Americas top job-creating state, said Ray Sullivan, RickPerry.orgs communications director. Congresswoman Bachmanns front-group ad is patently and provably false. Unlike Washington, the Texas budget is balanced, does not run deficits and limits spending, even as Texas added jobs and population in big numbers.
(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...
FALSE CLAIM: “Rick Perry doubled spending in a decade.”
TRUTH: State spending – the non-federal dollars state lawmakers can control – is six percent lower under Gov. Perry than it was under the two-year budget in effect when he took office, adjusting for population growth and inflation. In unadjusted amounts, state spending is $80.5 billion for the 2012-13 biennium compared to $55.7 billion for the 2000-01 biennium. Texas’ population growth plus inflation since 2001 is 54 percent. The current Texas budget funds the state’s vital needs by operating within available revenues and providing tax cuts for small businesses. Gov. Perry is the only Texas governor since World War II to cut state (general revenue) spending.
FALSE CLAIM: “This year, Rick Perry is spending more money than the state takes in.”
TRUTH: Texas’ budget has been certified as balanced by the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, with an estimated $6.5 billion remaining unspent in the state’s Rainy Day Fund. Every budget Gov. Perry has signed has been balanced.
FALSE CLAIM: “Covering his deficits with record borrowing.”
TRUTH: Texas does not have a deficit. The state’s recent sale of Tax and Revenue Anticipation Notes (TRANs) is cash-flow management tool that dates back to 1987. These notes are sold every fiscal year to manage cash flow and to provide up-front payments to public schools. They are repaid within the fiscal year with tax revenue that comes in after the upfront school payments are made. Texas earned the highest possible ratings in anticipation of this offering, receiving a rating of SP-1+ by Standard & Poor’s, MIG 1 by Moody’s Investors Service and F1+ by Fitch Inc. Texas’ net interest rate of .27 percent is down from last year’s rate of .34 percent, representing the state’s lowest net rate ever for these notes.
Pretty good slapdown.
Michelle is a good lady, but a gaff-prone relatively new congresswoman will never (and should never) get the nomination, much less the presidency.
For those who aren’t aware, Ray Sullivan is the husband of Leslie Sullivan who works for the Romney campaign.
Romney maybe upset at Pherry for stealing the RINO mantle from him.
For those interested, this is a listing of TEF (Texas Enterprise Fund) recipents.
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She has NO CHANCE to get the nomination....NONE....nor should she. She’s only a Congressman.....that’s NOT enough nor was Obama’s ligttle Senatorship.
So??? If that is an attempt at guilt-by-association, it is the most pathetic effort I have seen in a long time.
For those who arent aware, Ray Sullivan is the husband of Leslie Sullivan who works for the Romney campaign.
So??? If that is an attempt at guilt-by-association, it is the most pathetic thing I have seen in a long time.
I wonder how much Romney money is making its way into this PAC.
Yeah whatever. LOL
Misogynist RINOs in heat:
Jealous, misogynist RINO Governors Attempt to Silence Gov. Palin
"GOP Governors Pull the Plug On Palin's Press Conference
The Republican Governors Conference Press Guidelines promised
that Alaska Governor Sarah Palin would take approximately
20 minutes of questions at todays morning press conference.
Instead, this press conference, attended by 150 local and national media
and taped by 26 video cameras, disintegrated into a fiasco
when Texas Governor Rick Perry shut it down after
only five minutes and four questions."
"Eight other governors assembled on the stage, all men, seemed
visibly uncomfortable with the Palin at center stage format.
When Perry stepped in front of Palin at the podium to announce
it was over just as it was getting started, Palin looked irritated,
and the media shouted, Youve got to be kidding,
This is ridiculous, "Come on, and
We were promised more questions.
PerryBOT begins DIRTY TRICKS for RINO PERRY:
"Iowa Ruckus Exclusive:Palin Will Not Run for President(?)(Perry supporter Ken Crow)"
The Club for Growth slapped Michelle’s ad down as well.
I’m sorry I thought that I was looking at a mutual fund portfolio from the late 90’s the rate of return on your investments is staggering.
I’m glad that the state of Texas can help suffering multi-billion dollar companies like Bank of America and JP Morgan Chase get their small start ups going....
It is a false ad. Texas can not legally run a deficit like most other states.
Go ahead and independently verify. Can you disprove any of the statements posted? If so, please provide your sources.
Alert the crazies!....
Alert the crazies!....
Those are great numbers and facts at post #1
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