Discussion in 'Politics' started by Kevin_Kennedy, Aug 18, 2011.
Iowa 2012: An intimate moment with Rick Perry | The Economist
I couldnt understand the question asked, can you help
"What I asked Governor Perry was Considering state debt has nearly tripled and spending has increased by two thirds since you were governor, and also that ACORN considered your help their proudest moment, what were the differences between him and the current liberal president? As you can see, he immediately tried to excuse away the numbers."
The premise of his question was based on false information. Therefore it would have been impossible for him to answer.
The question was.
"Considering state debt has nearly tripled and spending has increased by two thirds since you were governor, and also that ACORN considered your help their proudest moment, what were the differences between him and the current liberal president?
That would be because it's not true...imagine that.
The Texas debt has doubled since 2001, not tripled.
And the reason is, according to Politifact, that infrastructure borrowing was allowed for the first time by voter referendum:
It turns out that transportation is responsible for most of the added debt load under Perry, increasing from basically nothing in 2000 to $11.8 billion outstanding as of Aug. 31 2009. That's because before 2001, the Texas Department of Transportation lacked the authority to borrow money to pay for road projects. Voters gave it that power in 2001 when they approved a constitutional amendment that Perry supported.
http://www.politifact.com/texas/sta...hite-says-texas-debt-has-doubled-under-perry/So the kid was wrong, and when Perry tried to explain the truth, the kid cut him off.
He had an agenda based on false information.
That was actually you asking the question?
EconomicPolicyJournal.com: First Look: Rick Perry
The kid tried to quote his source when Perry said he didn't know where he was getting his information from. Perry tried to play it like the kid was cutting him off and didn't want an answer.
Perry was right, the kid was wrong.
How exactly is that trying to "excuse the numbers"?
Perry tried to explain that the kids numbers were wrong and the kid would have none of it.
Perry was smart to walk away...how do you have an intelligent conversation with someone who is 100% wrong yet insists they are 100% right?
If the kid really wanted an answer, he would have allowed Perry to give him one...the kid had an agenda based on faulty numbers. Period.
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