To say I like the way Rick Perry stands firm on his state’s 10th Amendment rights would be an understatement. When you think about how Washington is hell-bent on bankrupting the nation, why should states sleep walk right into disaster?
Texas is in far better financial shape than Washington to begin with, clearly Texas’ policies are working and Washington’s is not, so why accept a massive program that will hurt the state’s economy?
As he edges closer and closer to calling for outright secession of Texas, Governor rick perry just won the vote of every Conservative in Texas for re-election. Meanwhile, Kay Bailey Hutchinson (his presumed opponent for the Governorship in 2012) can’t make up her mind on her health care stance.
I think Hutchison is making a mistake by not addressing the concerns that motivated Perry to reject this portion of the stimulus and by doing so she probably plays into his argument about being more connected to Washington than the concerns of people in Texas.[SNIP]While her position might have some appeal to Democrat voters, it is hard to see how it will help her in a Republican primary.
This could be an interesting development in the fight against socialism, and will be watched with great attention. He might have an argument of encroachment by the Federal Government, but I am sure this will be fought in court big time.
Federal money is the root of federal encroachment upon states rights. Our local politicians - from municipal leaders to the the state legislators to the governors - have less power every single year because every year we accept more federal money on the local level. And with that federal moneycomes control.
First we become dependent on the funding, then the feds use that dependency as control.