State outsourced allocation of federal disaster recovery funds to firm with ties to Perry
By Brenda Bell
Updated: 2:31 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011
Published: 10:12 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, 2011
The state of Texas has quietly outsourced the management of more than $1 billion in federal disaster recovery funds to an engineering firm with close ties to Gov. Rick Perry's administration, paying the Kansas City, Mo. -based firm HNTB $45 million so far to process infrastructure grants for communities damaged by Hurricanes Dolly and Ike.
Sarah Palin took a hard swipe against her friend Rick Perry in a post-debate TV appearance, calling him out by name for “crony capitalism” for his effort to mandate an HPV vaccine for girls in Texas.
So much for the conventional wisdom that Palin will end up endorsing and/or joining Perry, huh?
(Forwarded from Friend)
This one is a little different ...
Two Different Versions ...
Two Different Morals
The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.
The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away.
Come winter, the ant is warm and well fed.
The grasshopper has no food or shelter, so he dies out in the cold.
MORAL OF THE OLD STORY:
Be responsible for yourself!
Bank of America's Public Policy Director approaches Rick Perry at a New Hampshire event, and CSPAN's cameras catch him saying, "Bank of America...we will help you out."
The quid pro quo undoubtedly involves you, dear taxpayer, surrendering more money and freedom.
Link to video here: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/bank-americas-dead-drop-rick-p...
Anybody want to know what Rick Perry does for his donors? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wRRoyaOn50&feature=youtu.be