You might have a point if the pension funds were fully funded. But they're not.
I'm sure Texans won't mind having their taxes raised to cover these shortfalls so government workers can continue to collect their pensions.
As someone who is still undecided on a candidate, I was hoping Perry would make a comeback in the polls. But he should be a leader on the issue of pension reform, not just another follower.
Little bits of barrel are clinging to this story as Perry critics are really reaching to the bottom of the barrel to bring this up.
Particularly when their own candidates are vulnerable to the same criticism.
The tax revenues for the state of Texas are going up.
Go look at the debt clock, Texas clock is running backwards.
Our Taxes under Perry went down, not up.
And we are projected to have a $ 1.6 Billion surplus.
Just read this and then talk about shortfalls in Texas. Okay?