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sonias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 06:40 PM
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Spending on Perry's Austin Mansion Hits $800,000
Texas Tribune 11/23/11

Spending on Perry's Austin Mansion Hits $800,000
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When Rick Perry recently attacked entrenched politicians for abusing their public positions and living large at taxpayers' expense, critics were quick to turn the tables on the governor.

They said Perry, first elected to state office in 1984, has done some lavish living himself particularly at his rental mansion in West Austin.

The Texas Tribune has added up the state-paid expenses to lease and maintain Perrys temporary home in Estates Above Lost Creek, outside the state capital. The rent alone for the property, from October 2007 to now, has hit almost $500,000. Add in utilities, maintenance, phone service and incidentals and the total state spending at the mansion has cost about $800,000 so far, government records and interviews indicate.


This story needs to go viral and be picked up by the major news network. Perry is still living huge on the taxpayers money. He is the king of mooch!

:mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:
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white cloud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 07:23 PM
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1. He has taken this state down the drain
and yet he talks about how good things are. Look at the debt load he has passed onto our GK with his fuzzy math, and creative financing.
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sonias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 08:20 PM
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2. Plus he's selling the assets in a fire sale
There will be nothing left for future generations. Everything will be in private hands. Except the debt that is. :puke:
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my2sense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 02:46 PM
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3. Would be wonderful if this was picked up
by Rachel, Tweety or O'Donnel.
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sonias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 03:16 PM
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4. Yes
And even Faux news. Shouldn't they be outraged at the extravagance? Just saying... no I know Faux won't cover it.

If you have an ear at the other MSNBC shows that will listen - it does make a good story. It would have been an even better story if Perry's campaign hadn't tanked. I'm thinking that they've written him off as viable and moved on to other targets like Newt and Mitt.

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