Rick Perry is campaigning across the country to try to bring more revenue and jobs into Texas. As a means of campaigning for president, he’s showing off that he knows how to take from others. He’s also hired a lawyer at $450 an hour with tax payer money to pay for this shindig.
“Officially, his cross-country ramble is meant to promote Texas as a corporate utopia that offers state subsidies, zero income taxes, low wages, hands-off regulation, and other cushy deals for corporations that relocate to the Lone Star State. It’s a hustle that glorifies Perry, even though he’s using Texas tax dollars to take good-paying jobs from the places he visits and turn them into poor-paying jobs in his state.” -Jim Hightower