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Even as he railed against the Recovery Act, Texas Gov. Rick Perry used the government’s stimulus plan to cover 97 percent of the state’s budget deficit in 2009:

From CNN:

“Turns out Texas was the state that depended the most on those very stimulus funds to plug nearly 97% of its shortfall for fiscal 2010, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Texas, which crafts a budget every two years, was facing a $6.6 billion shortfall for its 2010-2011 fiscal years. It plugged nearly all of that deficit with $6.4 billion in Recovery Act money, allowing it to leave its $9.1 billion rainy day fund untouched.

‘Stimulus was very helpful in getting them through the last few years,’ said Brian Sigritz, director of state fiscal studies for the National Association of State Budget Officers, said of Texas.”
In FY 2012, Texas’ deficit is projected to come in at $12 billion, more than 30 percent of its budget — the third highest rate in the country. But the states, which are collectively facing a $120 billion shortfall next year, are unlikely to see any more stimulus, in large part due to the efforts of conservatives like Gov. Perry, who have slammed the Recovery Act as a wasteful and ineffective government bailout. You make your own bed, etc.

Read the full story at CNN.

(via pantslessprogressive)

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    LOL. Hypocrite to the MAX
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    Rick Perry is absolutely horrible. Somehow, state politics have always worked just well enough in his favor to keep him...
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    Can’t reblog this enough, especially after hearing from some folks around here who think that being able to buy a...
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    Listen to what I say, don’t look at what I do
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    I wish I could say I’m surprised, but I’m not even a little, because I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if one day we find...
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    Uhhh… What say you now, Texas Tea Partiers?
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    Bold emphasis is mine. Is it possible that Rick Perry is the worst Governor in the Union? Railing all the time against...
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    Cue facepalm.
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    Rick Perry is the slickest, slimiest politician ever seen around these parts. But the white voters of Texas love him and...
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    I’m bracing myself for even deeper education cuts. Oh Texas, how I can’t wait to leave you.
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    I do believe this is you getting caught with your pants around your ankles Mr. Texas.
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