Skip to comments.Statement by Gov. Rick Perry on Secret Federal Bank Loans
Posted on 11/28/2011 10:43:29 AM PST by shield
AUSTIN Gov. Rick Perry today issued the following statement on todays news regarding the Federal Reserves undisclosed bank loans:
These outrageous secret federal loans to bailout big banks are why Americans are disgusted with business-as-usual Washington, the Federal Reserve and taxpayer-funded bailouts. The actions of Chairman Bernanke and Secretary Geithner have again proven that Washington insiders cannot be trusted to stop bailouts, protect taxpayers, or create jobs.
My economic reform plans seriously overhaul Washington, end federal bailouts and cut government spending, regulations and taxes to put American job creation and our economy on the right track.
Thank you shield for this about Rick Perry.
The State Legislature had already decided to mandate vaccines.
The State Legislature had given sole power to choose which vaccines (other than a core list that was required) to mandate to the Executive Branch, via the Department of State Health Services.
The Governor is the head of the Department of State Health Services, and the Director of DSHS serves at the Governor’s pleasure, by State law.
The very Conservative, Bush appointed FDA had placed Gardasil (which had over 5 years of public use in the US and is still only made by one company, Merck) on the “recommended” list, which made it available free of charge to those eligible for Vaccines for Children: those on Medicaid, SCHIPS, Indian Health Services, and all girls 19 and under who were uninsured or whose insurance did not pay for vaccinations.
The Governor made it easier to opt out of all mandated vaccines by putting the request form for the form to opt out online.
GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF TEXAS
February 2, 2007
WHEREAS,immunization from vaccine-preventable diseases such as Human Papillomavirus (HPV) protects individuals who receive the vaccine; and
WHEREAS,HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection-causing cancer in females in the United States; and
WHEREAS,the United States Food and Drug Administration estimates there are 9,710 new cases of cervical cancer, many of which are caused by HPV, and 3,700 deaths from cervical cancer each year in the United States; and
WHEREAS,the Texas Cancer Registry estimates there were 1,169 new cases and 391 deaths from cervical cancer in Texas in 2006; and
WHEREAS,research has shown that the HPV vaccine is highly effective in preventing the infections that are the cause of many of the cervical cancers; and
WHEREAS,HPV vaccine is only effective if administered before infection occurs; and
WHEREAS,the newly approved HPV vaccine is a great advance in the protection of women’s health; and
WHEREAS,the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend the HPV vaccine for females who are nine years through 26 years of age;
NOW THEREFORE, I, RICK PERRY,Governor of Texas, by virtue of the power and authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the State of Texas as the Chief Executive Officer, do hereby order the following:
Vaccine.The Department of State Health Services shall make the HPV vaccine available through the Texas Vaccines for Children program for eligible young females up to age 18, and the Health and Human Services Commission shall make the vaccine available to Medicaid-eligible young females from age 19 to 21.
Rules.The Health and Human Services Executive Commissioner shall adopt rules that mandate the age appropriate vaccination of all female children for HPV prior to admission to the sixth grade.
Availability.The Department of State Health Services and the Health and Human Services Commission will move expeditiously to make the vaccine available as soon as possible.
Public Information.The Department of State Health Services will implement a public awareness campaign to educate the public of the importance of vaccination, the availability of the vaccine, and the subsequent requirements under the rules that will be adopted.
Parents’ Rights.The Department of State Health Services will, in order to protect the right of parents to be the final authority on their children’s health care, modify the current process in order to allow parents to submit a request for a conscientious objection affidavit form via the Internet while maintaining privacy safeguards under current law.
This executive order supersedes all previous orders on this matter that are in conflict or inconsistent with its terms and this order shall remain in effect and in full force until modified, amended, rescinded, or superseded by me or by a succeeding governor.
Given under my hand this the 2nd day of February, 2007.
Secretary of State
Much has been criticized of Governor Perrys initial support for the Trans-Texas Corridor (TTC). As President of the Conservative Coalition of the Texas Legislature, I was deeply involved in that entire process. My rural district was directly in the path of the TTC and the project was largely viewed by my constituents as an abuse of the governmental power of eminent domain.
Truth is, the TTC started as a expansion on the I-35 corridor. The plan was added to legislation by the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) as a new branch of highway that ran from south Texas to the north right through my district. TXDOT presented facts that upon the completion of the Panama Canal expansion many of the trading freighters, which currently only serve the West Coast, would be able to bring their cargo to Texas ports.
It was anticipated that this would place a tremendous burden on the current highway system as it heads north. However, the flawed TXDOT presentation of the plan and threats to private land ownership were not handled well. Citizens throughout Texas were insulted by the methods of potential property seizure, foreign control of Texas properties and other abuses.
It was wrong, and when presented with the will of Texas citizens, Governor Perry put a stop to it.
I applauded Governor Perry as he stood with the Texas House and Senate (and eventually the Texas Supreme Court) against some very vocal opposition to sign into law Rep. Hamiltons bill preventing a potential land grab by the state. In this past session, Governor Perry declared eminent domain reform legislation an emergency item and saw it all the way through the legislative process until he signed it into law, strengthening the rights and protections of private property owners across Texas.""
You are exactly wrong about Texas debt, also. We started out among the lowest per capita in the United States and we ended up 2nd lowest.
Take a look at our Debt Clock - it’s going backwards. http://www.usdebtclock.org/state-debt-clocks/state-of-texas-debt-clock.html
In fact, our debt that is not self supporting is limited by our State Constitution, has gone down over the last 10 years and Texas’ credit rating was upgraded this fall.
We didn’t have a shortfall that was bailed out. Our State Constitution mandates a balanced budget. We decrease spending when our predicted income decreases.
The Democrats rammed the Stimulus through, making a pool of money that would be spent. The Stimulus money that Texas did not accept - such as the unemployment money - went to other States.
The Stimulus that we did take was only money that did not cause us to promise to spend more than we would otherwise and which did not obligate future Legislatures. It was treated as income to the State and put in the General fund.
The only group that we are talking about: those brought to the country before 15, who finish the last 3 years of school in Texas high schools, who graduate from a Texas high school and who go to a Texas college - they pay in state tuition.
Texas does not have a State income tax. Texas’ Constitution requires an amendment to raise taxes. There are limits to how much local taxes can be raised without voter approval.
We also have a limit to State debt that is non-self-supporting. That debt has decreased, just this year.
Take a look at the Texas Eagle Forum http://texaseagle.org/component/content/article/332.html said about this biennial Legislature: “Despite those setbacks, the 82nd Texas Legislative Session passed a strong sonogram bill, a voter-ID bill, new accountability for homeowner associations, a loser pays in frivolous lawsuits bill, defunded Planned Parenthood, and the legislature, not only balanced the budget with no new taxes, but cut total spending by 8.1%.”
The Governor was well within his Legislative statutory and Constitutional power to add Gardasil to the mandated vaccine list. In order to over turn it, the Legislature had to pass a specific law.
The State of Texas has long ago decided that it is not tyranny to mandate vaccines for children, and allows parents to decide to “opt out.”
The opt out change from an “opt in” was passed by the Legislature in 2003. The Governors’ EO made it easier to opt out of any and all vaccines by making the request available on line. That portion of the EO has continued as policy.
Thanks for all the documented facts you bring to the forum. It’s much appreciated.
DEFUND socialist collectives, foreign and domestic, Rick. ELIMINATE the FED.
“Texas does not have a State income tax.”
But Texas does have the third highest property taxes right behind New Jersey and New Hampshire and a high sales tax rate of about 8.25%. Texas property taxes are about 2% of value.
Here in Colorado our sales tax is about 7%, property taxes at 1% and income at 4.5% of federal reporting, meaning adjusted gross income.
Overall the two States are comparable in total taxation.
Why would they even be allowed to finish anything? Don’t get me wrong, Colorado has every bit the issue as Texas and we handle it the same wrong ways, but I have never understood how we allow this issue to continue.
The Governor has discussed this as one of the ways that the Federal Courts over-reach, in Fed Up!
Texas did try to make illegal aliens pay tuition and we tried to block their treatment as residents for school by State law. We were sued and the case, Plyler v. Doe, went to the Supreme Court in 1982. The Federal courts force us, as well as all States and local school districts, to educated them all through high school.
Texas' State Sales Tax is 6.25%.
And in fact, Texas is the 45th in tax burden, Colorado's tax burden is higher and your State is 39th. From the Tax Foundation, http://www.taxfoundation.org/UserFiles/Image/sl_burdens_map-20110223-1.jpg
Perry is not Al Gore’s “friend.” Governor Perry has affirmed that he voted for GHW Bush in both 1988 and in 1992. On the other hand, Herman Cain voted for Bill Clinton in 1992.
ROFLOL, and I should believe a life time politician. That is a good one.
You do not decide the definition of conservative or RINO. You are a lunatic fringer if you support Pat Buchanan. He is not a conservative. He’s a racist antisemitic kook.
I agree that the laws on the books be enforced but I refuse to dehumanize a group of people and make them a scapegoat for all of the ills of society. History is full of examples as to why it is a bad thing.
You do dehumaize them by the language you use. I said I agreed that they should be deported per the laws on the books. That is the feds job.