Republican Party

The Twisted State of Rick Perry's Texas

With wildfires raging through Texas, it's remarkable that this never came up during last night's debate.

[W]hile Perry complains about the feds’ response, he and Texas lawmakers have also been called to task for huge cuts to state firefighting resources passed earlier this year. The two-year budget that took effect last Thursday includes a 75 percent slash to volunteer fire departments — from $30 million to $7 million — and a one-third cut to the Texas Forest Service.

And yes, he's begging for federal support. The man who entertained secession and who hates big government interference in state matters wants federal help even though he slashed his state firefighting budget.

It's amazing these guys weren't all wearing clown shoes during the debate. They're disgusting pathetic jokes in stupid haircuts.