Sunday, January 16, 2011

Grandma: Told Ya So . . .

Former Texas Comptroller Carole Keaton Rylander Strayhorn, way back in 2006 predicted that the Rick Perry-sponsored business tax would in no way, shape or form be enough to make up for the property tax cut that became a hallmark of the governorship.

Back then, Grandma, as she likes to be called (she even wanted to be listed as such on the 2006 general election ballot when she ran against Rick, Chris and Kinky) said this about Perry’s plan to ruin the futures of Texas schoolchildren among others:
“I absolutely knew I was telling them straight up as best as I knew. I knew it would be awhile before you would see the results.”
It took awhile because of the shell game that Perry and his cronies played with the Texas budget. That and taking billions in education funding from the Obama Administration and using it to balance the budget instead of using it to improve education in Texas.

A Perry spokesperson was quick to respond, completely dismissing Grandma’s self-congratulatory declaration.
“Perry spokeswoman Katherine Cesinger said the ‘Texas economy continues to grow steadily ahead of the nation, and the comptroller's biennial revenue estimate, as expected, is also reflective of the national recession's lingering impact on state revenue.’”
Which would make perfect sense if what Rick Perry claimed before about how well Texas has dealt with the recession with the famous words “We’re in one?”

Oh yes he did:


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