documented conservative bias. Now let me be quick to add that any sort of bias in any direction hurts the quality of a polling organization.
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sent a letter to Reid, Pelosi, Boehner and McConnell urging them to pass the $800 Billion TARP bill.
If I didn't know where this quote was from, I'd say that sounds JUST like something Obama would say. Kudos to Rick Perry for recognizing that it's beneficial to everyone to put aside partisan politics to get the job done. Too bad this information will destroy his credibility with the Tea-vangelists.As leaders of our respective organizations, we don't always see eye to eye on policy, but we come together today with one clear purpose. We strongly urge Congress to leave partisanship at the door and pass an economic recovery package. We both believe that it’s time to stand together for our country. There is a time for partisanship and there is a time for getting things done. No one likes the hand they've been dealt, and now is not the time to assign blame. It is time for Washington, D.C. to step up, be responsible and do what's in the best interest of American taxpayers and our economy. This economic crisis is not just impacting Wall Street; it is also making life harder for everyday Americans. Americans across the country and in every demographic are feeling the pinch. If Congress does not act soon, the situation will grow appreciably worse. It's time for leadership. Congress needs to act now.
Rick Perry used Obama's horrible stimulus money to pay for 97% of Texas's budget shortfall in fiscal year 2010.
How awesome is that? He bitches and moans about government bailouts to win over the angry mobs and then uses that very same money to bail out his state. Now as he's running for President he's using the fact that his state is solvent as a platform for fiscal responsibility.Texas, which crafts a budget every two years, was facing a $6.6 billion shortfall for its 2010-2011 fiscal years. It plugged nearly all of that deficit with $6.4 billion in Recovery Act money, allowing it to leave its $9.1 billion rainy day fund untouched.
"Stimulus was very helpful in getting them through the last few years," said Brian Sigritz, director of state fiscal studies for the National Association of State Budget Officers, said of Texas.
Even as Perry requested the Recovery Act money, he railed against it. On the very same day he asked for the funds, he set up a petition titled "No Government Bailouts."
"Join our fight and add your voice to a growing list of several thousand Americans who are fed up with this irresponsible spending that threatens our future," Perry wrote on his blog on Feb. 18, 2009.
Politician, through and through.
Your "conservative success story" is only a success because of Democrat policies.