Will the real Rick Perry Please stand upSubmitted by anon4liberty on Sun, 07/17/2011 - 03:42
To Anyone who believes Rick Perry is on our side.In reference to Rick Perry, His track record is not so good. First and foremost hes got to answer for his executive order calling for all girls entering 6th grade in Texas be vaccinated against some of the viruses that cause cervical cancer, this vaccination is produced only by merck follow the money there.Merck is bankrolling efforts to pass laws in state legislatures across the country mandating it the Gardasil vaccine for girls as young as 11 or 12. It doubled its lobbying budget in Texas and has funneled money through Women in Government, an advocacy group made up of female state legislators around the country. Perry has several ties to Merck and Women in Government. One of the drug company's three lobbyists in Texas is Mike Toomey, his former chief of staff. His current chief of staff's mother-in-law, Texas Republican state Rep. Dianne White Delisi, is a state director for Women in Government. Perry also received $6,000 from Merck's political action committee during his re-election campaign. Does this sound like a small government advocate. He also participated in backroom deals in order to grab the 500,000 acres of land for the toll roads, most of this land taken from private citizens. Get this Texas is paying for these toll roads, but we won't even collect on them for 30 years He has also made free to drive on roads now tollroads. Also he has tripled our debt since he took office, this is not characteristic of a big government advocate.Between December 2007 and April 2011, weekly wages in the U.S. increased by about 5 percent. In the state of Texas they increased by just over 0.6% over that same time period.In 2007, 221,000 residents of Texas were making minimum wage or less. By 2010, that number had risen to 550,000.Texas has the highest percentage of workers making minimum wage out of all 50 states. The list goes on and on. I don't know if you are an investigative journalist however recent activity leads me to believe Rick Perry needs to have some light shed on him. Post this on all Rick Perry forums and Tea Party forums, Rick Perry like all the others trying to hop on the Tea party wagon does not belong.