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Campaign Contributions to Perry Show Wealthy Special Interest Slant

16 July 2009 at 1:55:56 PM

It is NOT the People of Texas who want Perry
The millions in Gov. Rick Perry's reelection campaign "trust fund" were contributed by a handful of select investors.  It is the same small crowd that has provided Perry consistently with support and funds for years.  The millions must speak volumes to Texas voters!
Last week Gov. Rick Perry notified publicly that he had raised 4.2 million in the last 9 days of June for his reelection bid.
However, the reports filed today shows that $3.4 million of that money were from 75 contributors.

Mica McCutchen Mosbacher of Houston gave $225,000.  Interesting note: Ms. Mosbacher was appointed to the University of Houston System Board of Regents in 2008 by Governor Rick Perry and will serve through August 31, 2013.  Her husband Robert Mosbacher is the former Secretary of Commerce.

The $100,000 contributors highlight a "who's who" of well-known wealthy political lobbyists: Red McCombs of San Antonio; investor Gary Petersen, homebuilder Bob Perry and the Gallagher Law firm, all of Houston; and tax consultant George Ryan and businessman Harold Simmons of Dallas.

The AT&T Texas Political Action Committee was the largest corporate PAC, with a donation of $50,000.

While it was a lot of money for Perry to raise, most of it came from the usual suspects, which leaves open the question of how much they are willing to invest to ensure Perry gets back into office.  Note:  Many of these donors have a long history of being "heavy hitters" when it comes to contributing to the campaigns of politicians who will support their profiteering efforts.

Political Action Committees (PAC's) rule the Texas political arena and the lives of Texas taxpayers.  During the past decade the interests of Texas residents have been overshadowed by those of wealthy special interest PAC's who make it very clear that they are lobbying with big dollars to ensure that whichever candidates become Texas leaders, they will ensure increased profiteering by the companies promoted by the PAC's.

Texas voters remain "in the bellies of the [PAC] beasts".
It is time for Texans to recognize that Gov. Rick Perry is NOT the candidate for mainstream citizens.  He continues to govern in the best interests of wealthy special interests.  As long as Perry remains chief executive of the state of Texas, he will continue to provide these wealthy campaign contributors with anything and everything they need to make increasing profits while ignoring the needs of the people.
Consequently, if Perry wins reelection he will continue the path of his 8-year reign, to the detriment of hardworking and hardly-working Texans:

  • Texans will continue to pay the highest property taxes and home insurance premiums in the nation
  • Health insurance will remain unaffordable
  • Deregulation of various industries will prevail, causing the escalation of consumer costs increasing costs of goods and services, e.g., electricity, higher education, communications, etc.
  • Perry will continue to push for the Trans-Texas Corridor and for toll road plans, forcing Texans to pay ongoing and ever-increasing toll taxes
  • Instead of accepting President Obama's stimulus package, Perry has forced the state to borrow billions from the Federal Government, which places taxpayers into more long-term debt, while making it look as though Washington leaders are the culprits of our state issues rather than being the fault of a renegade and special interest Texas governor.

Gov. Rick Perry is "An Enemy of the People" and the sooner Texans recognize this fact the quicker voters will elect a better candidate for governor.
Perry must go and the first chance Texans have to get rid of Perry is to vote for Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison for Governor in the 2010 GOP Primary.  While Sen. Hutchison is not without her faults, she is a better alternative for hardworking Texans.
In summary and to the point:  Perry is NOT a governor of the people, rather, he remains the cornerstone of special interest profiteering.  After 8 years of Perry's reign as "King of Texas" the people need a change for the better.

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