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Fri Mar 30, 2012, 05:14 PM

Perry Security Costs Go Up — Again

Texas Tribune 3/30/12

Perry Security Costs Go Up — Again

Gov. Rick Perry’s presidential odyssey ended in January, but the bills for the security force that protected him on the campaign trail keep pouring in, boosting the pricetag to almost $3 million so far.

The Department of Public Safety released new figures Friday for the travel expenditures incurred by his security detail. The department added more than $900,000 to the amounts it had previously released, accounting for travel vouchers that were submitted since the last report about three months ago.

The travel costs — for hotels, airfare, fuel and other expenses incurred by the agents assigned to Perry and his family — amount to about $1.7 million so far.

Previously released figures show the department spent about $1.1 million in overtime pay for the governor's protection during the period he was seeking the GOP presidential nomination, from mid-August through late January. That brings the total cost as of late February to about $2.8 million.


Why aren't the supposed small government tea partiers going nuts about this? Total friggin waste of taxpayer money. perry's political campaign should pick up the extra cost.

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Response to sonias (Original post)

Fri Mar 30, 2012, 05:36 PM

1. Exactly

Thanks for this info, sonia

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Response to sonias (Original post)

Sat Mar 31, 2012, 10:33 AM

2. Small Government

By "small government", they mean small enough to fit into a woman's uterus.

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Response to LoisB (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 31, 2012, 11:32 AM

3. Why all the Republican spending with the defecit they caused

Perry has a pistol, and we have a surplus of wild burros!

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Response to LoisB (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 31, 2012, 11:39 AM

4. And they intend to check to make sure it's really there

I'm sure you've seen the Texas Observer cover copied from Are_grits_groceries thread from yesterday




Excuse me Mam I'm from the State of Texas and we're here to inspect under your lady parts.

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Sat Mar 31, 2012, 11:43 AM

5. Security bill for Perry presidential run hits $3.6 million

AAS 3/30/12

Security bill for Perry presidential run hits $3.6 million

Gov. Rick Perry's failed run for president has cost Texas taxpayers more than $3.6 million — and counting — in travel expenses and overtime pay for agents assigned to his security detail, according to an Associated Press analysis of state reports released Friday.

The Texas Department of Public Safety spent more than $1.8 million on airfare, food, fuel, lodging and other travel expenses between Aug. 10 and the end of January as it protected the governor on the campaign trail.

That tally includes newly issued second-quarter accounts for security-related travel expenses, as well information from previous months that the AP obtained using open records requests.

The agency said that though Perry's campaign is over, the latest figures are "a snapshot in time as of Feb. 28, so it is possible additional expenses for trips during this time period will be included in the next report."

Perry spent 160 days running for president, formally entering the race in South Carolina on Aug. 13 and calling off his campaign in the same state Jan. 19, two days before its primary.


And the bills are still coming in!

perry is our own version of pink slime. Extra filler in the republican presidential campaign that was not needed, and once the ingredient was exposed to national media the public collectively heaved in digust.

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