Friday, March 23, 2012

Rick Perry Gets Permission to Shortchange Texas

A while ago, after he withdrew from the Republican race for the presidential nomination, Rick Perry applied to the Federal Ethics Commission for permission to use his remaining presidential campaign funds either to fund a presidential PAC or to fund his own gubernatorial re-election campaign.

And today he got the nod to do either of those things. I saw it here. 
But perhaps the FEC has overstepped its bounds here. Giving Rick Perry permission to use his remaining funds in the two ways he wanted to instead of using them in the way that he should, ethically.
He should use the remaining funds to reimburse the State of Texas, and its tax payers, for footing the  bill for the giant security force that he used while traveling out of state. A security force that a remaining presidential candidate, Congressman Ron Paul, calls welfare. 
This is the right thing to do. It is the ethical thing to do.
So naturally, Rick Perry, true to form, won’t do it.

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