Skip to comments.Gov. Perry Pockets Salary, Pension
Posted on 12/31/2011 6:32:48 PM PST by CedarDave
Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry is a so-called double dipper, collecting a state government pension and salary totaling more than $240,000.
Perrys disclosure that he retired this year while still governor of Texas has become somewhat of an issue in the days leading up to the GOP presidential caucuses in Iowa on Tuesday.
Given New Mexicos distaste for double dipping by public employees, I thought you might want to know more. We banned the practice for most state and local government workers in 2010.
Perry, 61, filed a financial disclosure this month with the Federal Election Commission showing he is collecting an annual state pension of more than $92,000 on top of his yearly governors salary of $150,000.
He continues to make pension contributions and will be eligible for a pension increase once he leaves the Governors Office, in addition to state-provided health care benefits and Social Security payments, according to published reports.
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Not a big deal.
If he’s eligible to receive them, he’s eligible.
That’s all that matters on this point.
This whole “story” is a load of BS. Perry is following the pension rules exactly as they were written and intended.
I took my Social Security when I reached my full retirement age even though I continued working. I did nothing wrong. I followed exactly the rules set up by the system, just as Perry has.
This does not deserve a drop of printer’s ink and is designed to trick the gullible into thinking that Perry has done something wrong or is a hypocrite. Neither is true..
This has been posted and I believe this article is somewhat ‘twisted’ so I’ll ping others who know more about it. He was entitled to the ‘retirement’ from what i’ve read.
Good for Governor Rick. He deserves it for making Texas the shining jobs state on top of the hill.
Well BG, let's hope so.
This is old news and perfectly legal. There is no legal or moral issue here.
- So - How is Hussein Junior doing golfing in Hawaii at $4,000,000 plus of the US taxpayer’s money for just a couple of weeks CedarDave?
I believe Rick Perry has a real Birth Certificate and can produce an official Marriage Certificate for his “native born American” parents too.....
I am not inferring that Obama is a CORRUPT BASTARD or anything like that.....
CD with all due respect, it seems you may be leaning toward Gingrich; reasons that are only known to you. You are implying that Gov Perry is doing something illegal or exceptionally underhanded but may I present some information regarding Gingrich?
05/04/1979 He voted for a federal land grab that put tens of millions of
acres of land in the hands of Washington bureaucrats.
09/20/1979 He voted to raise the debt ceiling for the first time.
09/27/1979 He voted to establish the Federal Department of Education.
06/04/1980 He voted to raise the debt ceiling for the second time.
02/05/1981 He voted to raise the debt ceiling for the third time.
06/28/1984 He voted to raise the debt ceiling for the fourth time.
04/02/1987 He cosponsored the 1987 Fairness Doctrine (anti 1st Amendment
02/22/1989 He cosponsored the Global Warming Prevention Act of 1989.
10/22/1991 He voted for an amendment that would create a National Police
03//1993 He was passionately in favor of sending $1.6 Billion in
foreign aid to Russia.
11/19/1993 He voted for the NAFTA Implementation Act.
11/27/1994 He supported the GATT Treaty giving sovereignty to the U.N.
04/10/1995 He supported Federal taxdollars being spent on abortions.
06//1995 He wrote the foreword to a book about tearing down the U.S.
Constitution and implementing a Fascist World Government.
08/27/1995 He suggests that drug smuggling should carry a death sentence.
01/06/1996 He himself conceived a secret CIA mission to topple the Iranian
04/18/1996 He voted for Federal restrictions on laser sighting devices.
04/25/1996 Voted for the single largest increase on Federal education
spending ($3.5 Billion)
09/16/1996 He voted for the anti-gun Brady Campaigns Lautenberg Gun Ban,
which took away gun rights for people involved in certain misdemeanors.
U.S. Federal Judge John Roll Murdered: The Sheriffs Judge Who Upheld The Constitution And Reversed Congress!
09/25/1996 Introduced H.R. 4170, demanded life-sentence or execution for
someone bringing 2 ounces of marijuana across the border.
09/28/1996 He voted for the Gun Free School Zones Act which resulted in
schools being easier targets for shooters, and disarming law-abiding
//1996 He earned a D rating from the Gun Owners of America.
01/22/1997 Congress gave him a record-setting $300,000 fine for ethical
11/05/1998 He resigned from his House seat three days after being elected
to his 11th term.
10/13/2005 He called for universal but confidential DNA testing of
11/29/2006 He said that free speech should be curtailed in order to fight
terrorism. Wants to stop terrorists from using the internet. Called for a
serious debate about the 1st Amendment.
11/29/2006 He called for a Geneva Convention for terrorists so it would
be clear who the Constitution need not apply to.
02/15/2007 He supported Bushs proposal for mandatory carbon caps.
04/04/2007 He says that there should be a clear distinction about what
weapons should be reserved for only for the military.
04/11/2007 He had a public debate with John Kerry on global warming, in
which Newt agreed with Kerry and his views on the environment, praised his
book, and almost hugged him.
04/20/2007 He praised NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg: said that he takes his
hat off to the mayor for proving government can be effective.
LESSON SHOULD BE LEARNED FROM Bloombergs FAILURE OF NEW YORK: States Like New York, Are Taxing Themselves To Death: Taxes 27% Higher Forced People To Leave.
05/20/2007 He would bypass the court system by establishing a military
tribunal system to lock people up the way Abraham Lincoln wouldve done
05/20/2007 He would establish a nationwide ID card with biometrics so you
can actually track everybody in the country.
04/17/2008 Made a commercial with Nancy Pelosi on Climate Change.
04/28/2008 He said that allow some terror to happen, to keep the people
04/28/2008 He wants yet another new Federal agency to be very aggressive
against terrorists and have extraordinary abilities that are not
restricted by the constitution.
09/28/2008 Says if he were in office, he would have reluctantly voted for
the $700B TARP bailout.
Obamas $12.8 Trillion Bankers Gambling Debt Bailout: Black Unemployment ~ 16.7% Highest In 27 Years, But Lower Than Overall Unemployment ~ Overall Real Unemployment is 23% Of Which 79.96% Are White!
10/01/2008 Says in an article that TARP was a workout, not a bailout.
09/28/2008 He says that McCains vote for TARP bailouts rivaled President
Eisenhowers pledge to send troops to Korea.
John McCain, Newt Gingrich, & The List Of Those In The Hidden Government.
12/08/2008 He was paid $300,000 by Freddie Mac to halt Congress from
bringing necessary reform.
03/31/2009 Says we should have Singapore-style drug tests for Americans.
10/16/2009 He angered conservatives by endorsing super liberal Dede
07/30/2010 Says that Iraq was just step one in defeating the Axis of
11/15/2010 He defended Romneycare; blamed liberals
12/02/2010 He advocates a pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
12/05/2010 He said that a website owner should be considered an enemy
combatant, hunted down and executed, for publishing leaked government memos.
01/30/2011 He lobbied for ethanol subsidies.
01/30/2011 He suggested that flex-fuel vehicles be mandated for Americans.
02/02/2011 He says we are losing the War on Terror; the conflict will be
as long as the Cold War
02/10/2011 He wants to replace the EPA instead of abolishing it.
Obamas Gestapo: The EPA
02/13/2011 He criticized Obama for sending less U.S. tax dollars to Egypt.
02/15/2011 His book said that he believes man-made climate-change and
advocated creating a new endowment for conservation and the environment.
Arctic Ice Expanding At Fastest Rate On Record: Ice Levels Identical To 1980 Levels!
03/09/2011 He blames his infidelity to multiple wives on his passion for
03/15/2011 Says that NAFTA worked because it created jobs in Mexico.
03/19/2011 He has no regrets about supporting Medicare drug coverage. (Now
$7.2T unfunded liability)
03/23/2011 He completely flip-flopped on Libyan intervention in 16 days.
03/25/2011 He plans to sign as many as 200 executive orders on his first
day as president.
04/25/2011 Hes a paid lobbyist for Federal ethanol subsidies.
05/11/2011 His campaign video said that he wants to find solutions
together, and insist on imposing those solutions on those who do not want to
05/12/2011 He was more supportive of individual health-care mandates than
05/15/2011 Said GOPs plan to cut back Medicare was too big a jump.
05/15/2011 He backed Obamas individual mandate; All of us have a
responsibility to help pay for health care.
05/16/2011 He also endorsed individual mandates in 1993 when Clinton pushed
Universal Health Care.
05/17/2011 He has an outstanding debt to Tiffanys Jewelry of between $250K
06/09/2011 His own campaign staff resigned en masse.
07/15/2011 His poorly managed campaign is over $1 Million in debt.
08/01/2011 He hired a company to create fake Twitter to appear as if he had
08/11/2011 His recent criticism of the United Nations is United Nations by
a long, long history of supporting it.
Petition: United Nations Is A Pariah State ~ Declaration Of Independence From The Corrupted United Nations
09/27/2011 He says that he helped develop the model for Homeland Security
10/07/2011 He said hed ignore the Supreme Court if need be.
11/12/2011 He advocates assassinating Iranian scientists and covert war
11/19/2011 He said Barney Frank should be arrested for his close ties
lobbying for Freddie Mac, just one month before it became public that
Gingrich was also lobbying for them at the same time.
11/20/2011 He has been outed as a paid lobbyist for drug companies, but he
still denies it.
11/22/2011 He supports the Patriot Act and would like to see it
11/22/2011 He says that matters of National Security should not be
encumbered by giving Due Process to the accused.
11/28/2011 He thinks its the job of the Federal Government to ban medical
11/28/2011 He is a Pharmaceutical lobbyist
I’m not a big Perry fan but this is old B/S and you know it. He has broken no laws. How would you like it if some FReeper put up a 100% bogus story about your candidate?
May I also add:
- Card-Carrying member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), a globalist
Will CFR Member Newt Gingrich Renounce: The NWOs Council On Foreign Relations?
- Distinguished member of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies
(neocon, pro-interventionism group)
- Member of Bohemian Grove
- Member of the World Future Society
- Voted for NAFTA, a blatant circumvention of Congress exclusive power to
regulate commerce with foreign nations. Took power from American people and
put it into the hands of unelected Binational panels, made mostly of
- Supported GATT
- Supported WTO
- Continually supported increased federal spending.
Obamas New York Citys Museum Of Hate Art: Easter Celebration ~ The Popes Toilet & Piss Christ, Tax Payers Money Working For Hate
- Supported the National Endowment for the Arts;
- Voted for the creation of the Federal Dept. of Education in 1979 under
- Big supporter of Foreign Aid even to Soviets through the Export-Import
- In one year (1994-1995) Gingrich voted for nearly $45 billion in foreign
- He helped push through Federally-funded loan guarantees to Communist China.
- He voted to raise the debt ceiling four times (one, two, three, and four).
- Urged the House to repeal the War Powers Act and give the Presidency more
- Urged Clinton to expand military presence in Bosnia.
- Supports Afghan War
- Supports Iraq War
- Calls for Iran War
- Supported Clintons welfare programs, education programs, labor programs,
and environmental programs, as well as most of his foreign affairs programs.
- Supported spending $30B for the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement
Act of 1994 that shackled gun owners with new restrictions, federalized a
number of crimes, and handed the feds police powers that the Constitution
reserves to the states.
- Voted to give billions of dollars to United Nations peacekeeping
- Pushed for a School Prayer Amendment
- Mentored by Henry Kissinger
Libyan End Game: Hopes Of The Rothschilds Federal Reserve: Backstabbing Of The Middle East Arabs > IN ORDER TO GET OUT OF THE KISSINGER T-BILL DEBT
- Bailed out savings and loan institutions in 1991. $40B Bank bailout
- He was a draft-dodger during the Vietnam War, yet pushed aggressive foreign
interventionism his entire political career, and did say that Vietnam was the
right battlefield at the right time.
Now I personally cannot object to all things listed, however, I do object to the circumvention of our United States Constitution which Gingrich has clearly supported by his votes in the past.
Disclosure: Votes have been confirmed in govtrack.us and membership in CFR and Bohemian organizations are confirmed albeit through numerous accounts (v/s a single register).
This is NOT a conservative.
The only mistake Rick made is not taking the pension earlier. As I understand it, he’s been eligible to recieve it for several years, but only started drawing it this year.
Don’t get on your high horse. I’m a Palin supporter but she isn’t running. You don’t know my alternate preference and certainly I would support Perry if nominated. I’m posting only because I thought it interesting that an ABQ Journal columnist would try to make an issue of this show his bias so blatantly. BTW, it doesn’t matter anyway because by the time NM gets to vote in June it will already be decided.
Wow, someone is in full panic mode!
Remember Reagan’s 11th Commandment? You might wanna look it up, gal.
Not on a high horse; just interested in facts. I’m stunned that a globalist such as Gingrich would be considered on FR. Truly am stunned. Do we support the most conservative or are we going to be like in years past and choose anyone who can beat the democrat?
btw...notice Gingrich mentioned that he would consider Palin as a VP...talk about a repeat of 2008.
No panic mode here but if you support Gingrich you should be. And I don’t remember Reagan’s 11th commandment stating anything about covering facts up just for the win.
And when addressing a fellow poster, please try to refrain from trying to diminish that poster for the benefit of your friends.
I don't understand the difference between that and a pension.