Mother Jones did an article about Governor Rick Perry and his adorable little Texas Enterprise Fund.
Watchdog groups have long argued that the Texas Enterprise Fund, a taxpayer-funded program that has awarded more than $487 million to big businesses that set up shop in the Lone Star State since 2004, is a slush fund that allows Gov. Rick Perry to reward allies and political donors. Despite the criticisms, the Texas State Auditor’s Office hasn’t examined the fund’s finances in at least a decade. Now a bipartisan group of state senators is pushing a bill that would subject the Enterprise Fund to an independent state audit. But Perry’s office won’t explain whether the governor backs the idea. Besides, it says, the state’s top three Republicans have everything under control.
Besides the obvious fact that the last time we had three Republicans having “everything under control,” we ended up in a war that didn’t need fighting paid for by money we did have, there remains another problem. The three Republicans are the Governor, the Lt. Governor, and the Speaker of the Texas House – three Republicans who are tighter than skin on a sausage. In all honesty, the word cahoots was invented to describe these three guys.
It’s been six months since you first read about this right here at the beauty salon. The Associated Press was investigating it but that’s about it.
Hell, we can’t even put convicted felon Tom DeLay (yeah, I still like saying that) in prison. Do you honestly think we give a big bear’s butt about how Rick Perry became a millionaire on a public servant’s salary? Toss back the covers and get outta bed if you do.
Look, it ain’t like this is the first taxpayer money that Rick Perry has frittered away to his friends. There was Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas that Rick Perry will burn in hell for that saw scientist resign and throw up their hands. There was the Emerging Technology Fund almost three years ago that I told you about where money was scammed from Texas through Governor Perry.
The Mother Jones story is not an event – it’s a habit. Rich Perry has more slush than the Dairy Queen.
He has single handedly disproved George Bush’s theory that you can’t get fooled again. Yeah, ya can. Rick Perry is the fooler and Texans are the foolees.
Thanks to everybody for the heads up.