Originally Posted by SDW2001
Obviously you're not interested in discussing Perry. You're here for your version of Operation Chaos.
Edit: Oh, and please knock off the the fonts font sizes. It looks retarded.
That's not true. I've brought up some serious points and am genuinely interested in discovering more about Perry.
Perhaps you'd respond to this-
"Although he campaigned in 2010 on the premise that, as he told the Associated Press, Texas is better off than practically any state in the country, Perry, along with the rest of the state, soon discovered that Texass budget gap$27 billion short of what it would need to maintain its already lean services in the next bienniumwas among the worst in the nation. Luckily, Texas did have a rainy day fundover $9 billion saved up for economic stabilization. Some lawmakers, including many Republicans in the state Senate, advocated using the fund to prevent or at least soften cuts to education and health care. But Perry, who had turned preserving the rainy day fund into an applause line, stood firm in refusing to use it to plug holes in the budget for 2012-13. As a result, the budget cuts were draconianinitial proposals cut almost 20 percent from public schools and proposed 30 percent cuts to Medicaid providers. According to estimates from the nonpartisan state Legislative Budget Board, the initial proposal would have cost the state over 300,000 future jobs.
In the face of Perrys promise to veto any use of the rainy day fund, lawmakers turned to accounting tricks like deferred payments to soften the blows to state programs. Fees, too, on everything from getting help collecting child support to registering as a lobbyist, are going up all over the state, and almost nowhere does the budget account for normal growth in social services enrollment. The final budget short-funds Medicaid by almost $5 billion. Legislators had to return for a special session to hammer out the cuts to education, which will likely end up around $4 billion. It will mark the first time Texas has cut funding for public schools since 1949, when the state first took a prominent role in financing them. Even the Texas Association of Business, a conservative, pro-business coalition if ever there was one, has expressed concerns over some of the cuts to schools and early childhood education. Our state runs the risk of falling short on our commitment to Texas school children and businesses that rely on a well-educated workforce, the group proclaimed in one March press release.
Of course, many lawmakers didnt want to use the rainy day fund in the first place, but thats because they know a dirty little secret: Even after this two year budget period, the states fiscal woes are far from over. The Lone Star State has a standing $10 billion shortfall every two-year budget cycle, thanks to a faulty tax system pushed by Perry that fails to balance the budget."