Truth to Power

Texas now asks for money it once rejected

This is what you get when you have grandstanding hucksters masquerading as “leaders”:

Texas asks for federal help after rejected stimulus money

Texas has known for months that the funds to pay unemployed Texans were running dry.

“The balance is depleting faster than we expected,” Texas Workforce Commission officer Ann Hatchitt said.

Texas is now asking the federal government for a $170 million loan so that benefits keep getting paid.

“This is nothing out of the ordinary. We’re following protocol that we put in place,” said Governor Rick Perry.

Texas has asked for this loan only one other time, in 2003. This year however, the decision is getting extra attention after Governor Rick Perry rejected federal stimulus money that would have replenished the fund. Perry said the stimulus would have expanded eligibility and cost more to business owners in the long run. Many are now questioning that decision.</em>

What they should be questioning is the electing of such a moron to high office in their state. Take him, Stanford, all the “Pimpin’ for a Presidental Run on Faux News” jackasses, and give them jobs at the Creation Museum. Bring Palin along too, although she might get all excited and shoot a paper mache dinosaur.


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