January 28, 2009

Gov. Perry's 'State of the State' 2010 Campaign Speech

by Peter Stern

Texans still have to endure the 'governator'

Perry is the cause of many problems in Texas.

For many thinking people, what remains most visible is that Gov. Rick Perry has been the instrumental force for most of our political, economic and social problems --- from deregulation of higher education tuition and electricity to lack of state financing of public education, while pushing for toll roads throughout the state.

Gov. Perry has created many of our problems and again provides "lip-service" to fixing them.

His stance on Eminent Domain also is benign since On November 25, 2005 Gov. Rick Perry signed Senate Bill 7 that protected Texans from takeover of private property for development. Then In 2007 Gov. Rick Perry vetoed House Bill 2006 offering additional compensation requiring eminent domain commissioners to consider “loss of access” when determining dollar amounts. The bill also provided for recovery of damages, e.g., changes to traffic patterns and visibility of remaining property from the road. Now Perry again is "foaming at the mouth" about Eminent Domain because he is gearing up for another reelection bid.

Texans still pay sky-high property taxes and doubled home insurance premiums that remain the highest anywhere in the nation.

Texans, those who can afford it, are paying astronomical health care premiums and associated medical costs after the governor helped push through legislation to eliminate "frivolous" medical malpractice lawsuits under the guise that doing so would lower medical premiums and associated medical costs --- which has not happened.

Texans also need to point the blame at legislators for "buying into" and supporting Perry's self-involved political whims and plans, who in doing so helped to push-through pro-special interest bills that have caused so many problems and issues throughout the state.

If Texans vote for Perry again it is the dumbest move they can make since voting-in former Pres. George Walker Bush for a 2nd term!


Posted by pstern at January 28, 2009 11:00 AM

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