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Rick Perry's Taxpayer-Funded Security Costs Rise
Texas Tribune ^ | 12.25.11 | Jay Root

Posted on 12/26/2011 3:12:53 PM PST by trumandogz

Gov. Rick Perry was near the height of his popularity when he barnstormed California in September to raise money for his presidential bid and to participate in his first nationally televised debate.

His state-provided security guards were flying pretty high, too, spending more than $32,000 in taxpayer money for travel and lodging in San Francisco, $4,400 to dine near the Ronald Reagan Library and Museum in Simi Valley, and another $6,400 for plane tickets to San Diego, records show.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: amnesty; biggovernmentrick; cronyism; finedining; govwaste; moron; perry2012; regalrick

1 posted on 12/26/2011 3:13:00 PM PST by trumandogz
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To: trumandogz

Its good to be a government monkey


2 posted on 12/26/2011 3:15:55 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: al baby

” $4,400 to dine near the Ronald Reagan Library and Museum in Simi Valley..”

Does Perry have 200 people in his security detail or are those guys living large on the taxpayer dime?


3 posted on 12/26/2011 3:20:48 PM PST by trumandogz (If Rick Perry cannot secure his name on the Va. ballot, how could he be trusted to secure America?)
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To: trumandogz

And the 0bamaos spend like how much so far?

Go Rick and reign in your people.

There’s no one that hasn’t got corrupted people
somewhere. Sheesh!


4 posted on 12/26/2011 3:38:42 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (NOT VOTING gets 0bamao re-elected.)
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To: trumandogz

Consider the source! Looks like the left has this publication. From their “About Us” section: (NYT connection)

“Through a content partnership with The New York Times, we provide news, political reporting, opinion, arts, and entertainment coverage in expanded front sections of the Friday and Sunday print editions of The Times distributed in Texas. We partner with KUT Radio in Austin to provide radio journalism and collaborate with numerous Texas news organizations including 27 daily newspapers and 11 television stations.”


5 posted on 12/26/2011 3:41:21 PM PST by nagdt ("None of my EX's live in Texas")
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To: trumandogz
The bills for his omnipresent security detail continue, costing taxpayers as much as $400,000 a month

Hey, lobster, caviar and top shelf hotels with room service, are not cheap!

These state employees have to eat!

6 posted on 12/26/2011 3:43:20 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: trumandogz

I know you were railing against cain when he took government funded body guards.


7 posted on 12/26/2011 3:57:02 PM PST by muddler (Chaos is coming..)
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To: nagdt

Do you have any evidence that the Tribune manufactured these numbers and that the Texas taxpayers are not paying out all this cash for Perry security?


8 posted on 12/26/2011 3:58:08 PM PST by trumandogz (If Rick Perry cannot secure his name on the Va. ballot, how could he be trusted to secure America?)
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To: muddler

Did Cain’s security detail spend $4,400.00 of tax payer money on a meal?


9 posted on 12/26/2011 4:00:48 PM PST by trumandogz (If Rick Perry cannot secure his name on the Va. ballot, how could he be trusted to secure America?)
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To: trumandogz

Do you believe everything you read? Have you researched and verified the numbers? I’m just saying this publication is in partnership with the NY Slimes. Not a paper most FReepers turn to for information.


10 posted on 12/26/2011 4:08:17 PM PST by nagdt ("None of my EX's live in Texas")
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To: nagdt

Their source is the Texas Comptroller.

Do you have reason to believe that Susan Combs has committed fraud by falsifying government records?


11 posted on 12/26/2011 4:13:21 PM PST by trumandogz (If Rick Perry cannot secure his name on the Va. ballot, how could he be trusted to secure America?)
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To: trumandogz

Sorry, but I am very suspicious of anything printed in the Texas Tribune.


12 posted on 12/26/2011 4:20:24 PM PST by berdie
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To: trumandogz

Sorry, but I am very suspicious of anything printed in the Texas Tribune.


13 posted on 12/26/2011 4:20:24 PM PST by berdie
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To: trumandogz

His Security Detail is a function/duty of the Executive Branch of the State of Texas under Texas Law. It wouldn’t matter if it was Rick Perry or Fred Flintstone.

Whoever is the Governor of Texas has a Security Detail. It really has nothing to do with Perry, but rather it is provided for whoever is Governor by the State of Texas..not that it would matter to the NY Times or Freepers who are parroting the Rag of Record.


14 posted on 12/26/2011 4:34:46 PM PST by sockmonkey (He's not perfect, but Perry is no wussy boy)
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To: al baby

To put things a bit in perspective, somebody did manage to torch the governor’s mansion, which gutted the inside.


15 posted on 12/26/2011 4:53:52 PM PST by GOPyouth ("We're buying shrimp, guys. Come on." - Dear Leader)
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To: sockmonkey

Can you please cite the Texas Law that dictates that the governor’s security staff must drop $4,400 of tax payer money for dinner?


16 posted on 12/26/2011 5:47:23 PM PST by trumandogz (If Rick Perry cannot secure his name on the Va. ballot, how could he be trusted to secure America?)
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To: trumandogz
Did Cain’s security detail spend $4,400.00 of tax payer money on a meal?

I saw no where in the article where it stated that was the cost of one/a meal. In fact, the way it was stated "to dine near" makes me think it is deceptive..If it were one meal, why didn't the article state, "one meal at the posh eatery, Fagomundo's Haute Cuisine" or whatever.

17 posted on 12/26/2011 5:49:31 PM PST by sockmonkey (He's not perfect, but Perry is no wussy boy)
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To: berdie

“Sorry, but I am very suspicious of anything printed in the Texas Tribune.”

Are you suspicious of Susan Combs?


18 posted on 12/26/2011 9:52:38 PM PST by trumandogz (If Rick Perry cannot secure his name on the Va. ballot, how could he be trusted to secure America?)
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To: trumandogz

Repulsive and people didn’t believe me when I said that Obama and Perry are 100 percent the same. He proves my point everyday. This dude would be a disaster as our nominee. A complete and utter idiot. Almost worse then Newt. The Obama’s are showing how wonderful their marriage is lately. i wonder if it is to prepare for if Newt gets the nomination and they can compare. We are shooting ourselves in the foot if either one of these bozos gets the nomination. Of course, I will be vilified for being truthful but whatever that is status quo around here. Clearly they don’t want a conservative to run like Bachmann and Santorum the ONLY two I will vote for the in general.


19 posted on 12/27/2011 1:34:39 AM PST by napscoordinator (Anybody but Romney, Newt, Perry, Huntsman, Paul. Perry and Obama are 100 percent the same!!!!!)
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To: trumandogz

Do you have any evidence that the Tribune manufactured these numbers and that the Texas taxpayers are not paying out all this cash for Perry security?

Do you hear Perry coming out and dismissing these numbers? Nope and he is all over the TV daily fixing his gaffs so why would he be so silent on this?????


20 posted on 12/27/2011 1:36:46 AM PST by napscoordinator (Anybody but Romney, Newt, Perry, Huntsman, Paul. Perry and Obama are 100 percent the same!!!!!)
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To: nagdt
Do you believe everything you read? Have you researched and verified the numbers? I’m just saying this publication is in partnership with the NY Slimes. Not a paper most FReepers turn to for information.

Your responses are very 'knee-jerk' and so typical these days. When one doesn't like the message and deal with it constructively then one must attack the messenger. So liberal like. If you claim to be a conservative then suck it up and demand answers rather try and shift the blame when the message sucks. This advice applies to all the candidates and their campaigns. Take responsibility Perry!

21 posted on 12/27/2011 7:59:17 AM PST by Ron H. (Social conservatism is the only way!)
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To: trumandogz
Can you please cite the Texas Law that dictates that the governor’s security staff must drop $4,400 of tax payer money for dinner?

And all the while not going about the business of Texas tax payers and its citizens. This all to protect him while he is out shopping a new job prospect for himself which he was not elected to do. His campaign should be required to repay all this state money. Is any other candidate having his/her security detail paid for by their states treasury or any other governmental entity for that matter?

22 posted on 12/27/2011 8:05:03 AM PST by Ron H. (Social conservatism is the only way!)
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