Rick Perry was one of the heroes of that whole “Tea Party” crap, speaking out against the stimulus and rejecting part of it. Now governor secession wants federal money to cover – well the stuff that would have been covered by the rejected stimulus funds:
Now that the state is dire straits, however, Perry is asking the federal government for a loan to cover the very expenses the rejected stimulus money would have paid for.
While Perry accepted most of the roughly $17 billion in stimulus funds allocated for Texas, the governor in March rejected $555 million that would have covered state unemployment benefits. Perry said he was not accepting the money because the state would have been obligated to expand its unemployment coverage, creating too much of a long term tax burden.
So there you go tea partiers, you got a new target. And while your picketing the Lone star hypocrite, be sure to take a look at that Governor’s mansion, which just so happens is being repaired by —- wait for it —- STIMULUS MONEY!!!