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

    Quote Originally Posted by voyager1 View Post
    That is the point. He should have just cut the funding without all the resignation fanfare.
    I don't agree at all, this is the person who is spending the taxpayer money. he gave her a chance to resign and rather than give her department the money for HER to spend, he vetoed the legislation. Had she done the right thing he wouldn't have vetoed the bill. But to give this person control of the taxpayer money would have been irresponsible. Such is leadership in vetoing the legislation and something you and other liberals will never understand.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Karl View Post
    The Travis County 2013 budget shows ~$17 million allocated for the District Attorney's office, and it shows that the vast majority of their revenue is from local (city/county) sources[1].

    The $7.5 million of state money that Perry vetoed was for a state-funded Public Integrity Unit, a subset of the DA's office (and I presume in addition to the ~$17 million budgeted from the county).

    Beware of where you get your information, folks . . . .

    However, the source of the money is irrelevant with respect to the abuse of power involved in withholding it in order to force a resignation outside of the proper lawful channels, so the gentleman's observation quoted above is a red herring intended to divert from the issue at hand.


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    The information is accurate, it was state money that she controlled. She had an opportunity to resign and didn't do it. The Governor exercised his authority which for some reason you just don't seem to get it. Doesn't matter for what reason, the governor has the authority to veto legislation. Does that end the discussion? NO, take a civics class.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Niether " route ' broke the law.

    He has the authority to veto and has the authority to discuss his reasoning BEFORE his Veto.

    This is all trumped up BS by a scunmy Liberal DA
    You cannot use your authority to effect an action outside of legal channels -- to force someone to do something that they do not want to do and that they are not legally obliged to do. Perry is guilty as sin, but probably too stupid to know it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Karl View Post
    You cannot use your authority to effect an action outside of legal channels -- to force someone to do something that they do not want to do and that they are not legally obliged to do. Perry is guilty as sin, but probably too stupid to know it.
    The governor has the right to veto legislation for whatever reason he/she sees fits and that is reality, end of discussion. Not surprising that Progressives don't get it and never will unless of course it is a liberal issue or liberal politician vetoing the legislation

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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
    The information is accurate, it was state money that she controlled. [...]
    It was state money that was vetoed, but that money does not comprise the total budget of the DA's office. You should give it up, facts have already debunked your propaganda.

    She was under no legal obligation to resign. Only the courts can force you to do something that you don't want to do. Perry appointed himself as judge, jury, and executioner and unless he can rig the jury he's going to go down for it.

    The DA honorably did her time in jail, next it will be time for Perry to do his.

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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
    The governor has the right to veto legislation for whatever reason he/she sees fits and that is reality, end of discussion. Not surprising that Progressives don't get it and never will unless of course it is a liberal issue or liberal politician vetoing the legislation
    That's it exactly, and the media is largely responsible. Hide

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Karl View Post
    The Travis County 2013 budget shows ~$17 million allocated for the District Attorney's office, and it shows that the vast majority of their revenue is from local (city/county) sources[1].

    The $7.5 million of state money that Perry vetoed was for a state-funded Public Integrity Unit, a subset of the DA's office (and I presume in addition to the ~$17 million budgeted from the county).

    Beware of where you get your information, folks . . . .

    However, the source of the money is irrelevant with respect to the abuse of power involved in withholding it in order to force a resignation outside of the proper lawful channels, so the gentleman's observation quoted above is a red herring intended to divert from the issue at hand.


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    The Travis County DA's office " Public Integrity " office ( Cosnervative Gotcha Committee ) isn't the issue and its dishonest to imply that it is.

    Perry has had years to defund that extremely Partisan organization that has a history of wasting tax payers funds on Political witch hunts against Conservatives.

    But he didn't.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by year2late View Post
    But he wears dark rimmed glasses now, he must be smarter.

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

    Though Perry is not someone at the top of my list as a GOP presidential candidate, often governors with good records are prime choices. Certainly more so than a House or Senate member. As soon as Christy started testing the waters, he was embroiled in a scandal flamed by the media and nothing much came from the piling on of accusations. But they did take their toll. Same with Bobby Jindal governor of Louisiana. As soon as rumors of a presidential run started floating, the hit pieces came out dissecting every word the man uttered. The same happened to Scott Walker of Wisconsin and now Perry. It is my opinion that the presidential campaign will officially start right after the midterm elections in November where Democrats are going to be handed their arses on a plate and they know it. They just don't know how badly it will be. There is a consorted effort to muddy any potential candidate leading up to this time. There is talk that John Kasich of Ohio may throw his hat into the ring this presidential election. If he does, mark my words there will be an effort to negatively depict him in the media. When the media keeps reporting nightly on news broadcasts toward any GOP governor using words like indicted, under investigation, or even trumped up accusations it is to muddy them and make them less appealing to voters. And if they seem to like a GOP candidate, showing special favor to him it is generally one that they know the Democrat can beat. That's how the game is played. Hello McCain. We really don't have a media we can trust to give us the facts anymore. They sure as heck didn't do their job in vetting Obama. Why would they? They have become an arm of the Democratic party. And any cable news source that dares to question the Democratic party is painted as extreme right wing news sources that should not be trusted. I was glad to see Perry fire back. There were a number of things that happened this past week that I was pleased to see. One was to see the media be embarrassed in their coverage of Ferguson Missouri egging on this racist divide painting a white cop as a killer and a black man as innocent which left egg all over the MSM's faces as facts in the case emerged. I was also pleased after years of the media depicting the Tea Party as morons, to finally find a federal judge hold the IRS accountable for targeting such groups at the request of Democrats in the House, Senate and evidence this consorting of efforts reached well into the White House. You want to talk abuse of powers?, that's a damn good place to start.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by voyager1 View Post
    That is the point. He should have just cut the funding without all the resignation fanfare.
    Exactly. At least he would have plausible deniability. I'm not really surprised that Perry is too dumb to know that, but rather shocked that his aides let him shoot his mouth off like that. As it stands he has no credible defense whatsoever.

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