AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry fired up an anti-tax "tea party" Wednesday with his stance against the federal government and for states' rights as some in his U.S. flag-waving audience shouted, "Secede!"
An animated Perry told the crowd at Austin City Hall -- one of three tea parties he was attending across the state -- that officials in Washington have abandoned the country's founding principles of limited government. He said the federal government is strangling Americans with taxation, spending and debt.
Perry repeated his running theme that Texas' economy is in relatively good shape compared with other states and with the "federal budget mess." Many in the crowd held signs deriding President Barack Obama and the $786 billion federal economic stimulus package.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
From the "Who Gives A Shit?" file:
Sounds like yet another Texasshole is gearing up to take a run for the Presidency, apparently not having learned the lessons of the Bush years, which were "All hat, no cattle, makes Jack a lousy president".
They grow 'em big in Texas, including blowhards. Texans might do well to remember that the United States bailed their sorry asses out when Mexico had bankrupted the Republic by continuing a war of economic and violent attrition and Texans were practically begging for our protection.
So, Rick, ol' boy, here's your ten gallon hat. Stick it over your five cent brain and take your two-bit state and shove it where the sun don't shine: Del Rio.
Posted by Carl at 4/16/2009 09:53:00 AM