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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Vetoing a bill isn't a crime
    TEX PE. CODE ANN. § 39.02 : Texas Statutes - Section 39.02: ABUSE OF OFFICIAL CAPACITY

    (a) A public servant commits an offense if, with intent to obtain a benefit or with intent to harm or defraud another, he intentionally or knowingly:
    (1) violates a law relating to the public servant's office or employment; or
    (2) misuses government property, services, personnel, or any other thing of value belonging to the government that has come into the public servant's custody or possession by virtue of the public servant's office or employment.

    - See more at: TEX PE. CODE ANN. § 39.02 : Texas Statutes - Section 39.02: ABUSE OF OFFICIAL CAPACITY
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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Of course her being drunk had nothing to do with it or even competent. You see in the liberal world it is management that incompetent and lower level employees are never wrong.
    This doesn't make any sense at all.
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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    I mentioned in response to another poster's claim that a Governor can veto a law for any reason he wants to.

    That claim is obviously untrue, as my question revealed. Since my revealed the untruthfulness of his claim, that it is relevant
    You are incorrect. You asked "can".
    You didn't ask if "legally allowed".
    Two separate things there. Which is your fault.
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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    and perry is interfearing in local issues by demanding that the district attorney resign simply for driving drunk.
    That DA requested Taxpayer money and that made it a state issue. Why would any Governor give taxpayer money to any department under control of this lunatic?

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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    This doesn't make any sense at all.
    Perry would be upper level controlling Taxpayer money, the DA would be lower level requesting it and then spending it. what would you do? TX has the line item veto that can be overridden. Why would anyone give taxpayer money to this DA?

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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose


    That in no way makes a veto illegal.
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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    The point is that coercion of public officials is not a crime. It's the job of other public officials.
    (a) A person commits an offense if by means of coercion he:
    (1) influences or attempts to influence a public servant in a specific exercise of his official power or a specific performance of his official duty or influences or attempts to influence a public servant to violate the public servant's known legal duty;
    - See more at: TEX PE. CODE ANN. § 36.03 : Texas Statutes - Section 36.03: COERCION OF PUBLIC SERVANT OR VOTER
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    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Perry would be upper level controlling Taxpayer money, the DA would be lower level requesting it and then spending it. what would you do? TX has the line item veto that can be overridden. Why would anyone give taxpayer money to this DA?
    I'm already on record as saying the indictment is BS.

    I was referring to your fantasy about the "liberal world."
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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by Raven1 View Post
    You know nothing about Texas. Even conservatives begrudgingly voted for Perry. They really don't like him. Tesla is considering Austin, the liberal mecca here in Texas, but that has less to do with "business friendly" and more to do with the highly educated populace that Austin has to offer, thanks to it's long-term investments into education, something that Republicans despise.
    It's Houston, not Austin, that would be the location of the new plant, as I understand it, and a "begrudging" vote, as you state, counts exactly the same as an enthusiastic one. Fact is he won often enough to hold the record he has as the longest serving governor in Texas history. P.S. Most of my family lives in Texas.

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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    That DA requested Taxpayer money and that made it a state issue. Why would any Governor give taxpayer money to any department under control of this lunatic?


    But what did Perry do, exactly?

    He threatened, publicly, to use his line item-veto power to zero out the Public Integrity Unit’s budget. Since that part of the Travis DA’s office played a statewide role, it was funded by the state. This kind of threat isn’t unusual. Executives use veto threats all the time to get what they want. The difference this time was that Perry had the audacity to do it all publicly. It’s unusual for an elected official to bully another elected official into resigning. And when threats didn’t work, he followed through on it. At the end of last year’s legislative session, Perry eliminated the entirety of the Public Integrity Unit’s funding–some $8 million over two years. Money that was going to investigate, in small part, his own party’s mismanagement of state government agencies, including alleged corruption in CPRIT.

    That seems pretty slimy.

    It does. The Travis County Commissioners Court pitched in to restore about half of the Public Integrity Unit’s annual budget, which allowed the unit to continue operating at a reduced pace and continue the CPRIT investigation. Residents of the Austin metropolitan area remain very grateful that money didn’t go to road maintenance or a library or whatever.
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