Gov. Perry's temporary digs costs Texas big bucks

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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100517/ap_on_re_us/us_texas_governor_temporary_mansion

    GOP prez candidate for 2012? heeheeheeheeheehee!

    Gov. Perry's temporary digs costs Texas big bucks
    By JAY ROOT, Associated Press Writer Jay Root, Associated Press Writer – Mon May 17, 5:35 am ET
    AUSTIN, Texas – With the state facing a budget shortfall of at least $11 billion, Texas Gov. Rick Perry has spent almost $600,000 in public money during the past two years to live in a sprawling rental home in the hills above the capital, according to records obtained by The Associated Press.

    It costs more than $10,000 a month in rent, utilities and upkeep to house Perry in a five-bedroom, seven-bath mansion that has pecan-wood floors, a gourmet kitchen and three dining rooms. Perry has also spent $130,000 in campaign donations to throw parties, buy food and drink, and pay for cable TV and a host of other services since he moved in, the records show.

    The public spending on Perry's rental comes as the state grapples with a budget shortfall forecast to reach at least $11 billion over the next two years. Perry has asked state agencies to cut their budgets by 5 percent and the Republican House speaker has begun to consider furloughs and shortened workweeks for state employees.

    Ethics watchdogs, meanwhile, say Perry's campaign may have violated state disclosure laws because of the vague way he's reported what his staff calls "incidental" spending at the mansion.

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    If he's violated the law... prosecute.. the populace should demand to know more details of any spending by their politicians, and throw out wasteful politicians like you would rid yourself of a blood sucking leech

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    Gov. Perry's temporary digs costs Texas big bucks - Yahoo! News

    Another one of those "Fiscal Responsible Conservatives". $592,000 in less than three years? Wonder how many Texans are happy to know their tax dollars are going to pay for Gov. Perry's nice shindigs.

    What? Only one housekeeper and one full-time chef? The poor guy! :eek:
     
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    Do we need another thread on this with the same title?

     
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    No wonder this guy wanted Texas to secede. He obviously wants to be KING!
     
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    Perry's next ad:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXs8OS6EdAE]YouTube - The lion King - I just can't wait to be king[/ame]

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    i didn't forget the link. the way i copied my link it showed as a URL rather than a hyperlinked title like yours.

    i'm just getting used to y'all's style viz article posting. i thought this one was short enough where posting the whole thing wouldn't matter.
     
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    Texas Governor Rick Perry Under Fire For Spending Nearly $600,000 In Public Money - cbs4denver.com

    May 17, 2010 2:31 pm US/Mountain
    Gov. Perry's Temporary Digs Costs Texas Big Bucks
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP)

    With the state facing a budget shortfall of at least $11 billion, Texas Gov. Rick Perry has spent almost $600,000 in public money during the past two years to live in a sprawling rental home in the hills above the capital, according to records obtained by The Associated Press.

    It costs more than $10,000 a month in rent, utilities and upkeep to house Perry in a five-bedroom, seven-bath mansion that has pecan-wood floors, a gourmet kitchen and three dining rooms. Perry has also spent $130,000 in campaign donations to throw parties, buy food and drink, and pay for cable TV and a host of other services since he moved in, the records show.

    The public spending on Perry's rental comes as the state grapples with a budget shortfall forecast to reach at least $11 billion over the next two years. Perry has asked state agencies to cut their budgets by 5 percent and the Republican House speaker has begun to consider furloughs and shortened workweeks for state employees. <more> merged-del
     

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