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24 July 2011 at 2:54:21 PM
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James Moore-EXCELLENT article

These political expressions of god and faith, and, in Perry’s case, Jesus, conveniently ignore “the least amongst us.” Perry and his politics are determined to protect a child in the womb but they don’t do a hell of a lot for that kid once he or she starts walking in the world. According to the “Texas on the Brink” report, produced by State Senator Elliot Shapleigh and the Legislative Study Group of the Texas House of Representatives, the land south of the Red River has the highest percentage of children without health insurance of any state in the union.  In fact, 6.1 million people, 28 percent of the state’s population, the largest share in the U.S., is uninsured. We are also 4th in the percentage of children living in poverty and 34th when it comes to full immunization.

There is no argument to be made that Rick Perry does not own this grim real estate. He has been governor for more than a decade. The fact that Texas ranks 50th among people over 25 with a high school diploma is his problem as much as it is the electorate’s that put him into office. “Texas on the Brink” indicates we are 45th in SAT scores and the way we got there is because Texas ranks 47th on the amount of money it spends on each public school student. Things will, however, get worse. To balance the state’s $27 billion dollar budget deficit, (why does that exist if we have made most of America’s new jobs?) Perry and the legislature cut $4 billion dollars from the two- year budget.  An additional $1.4 billion was eliminated by ending grants for pre-kindergarten and at risk students while also reducing state contributions to teacher pensions and health care. A teachers’ group called the educational budget cuts a “planned failure” for children.

If you happen to be an ethnic child in Texas, you are in a tough situation living under Perry’s Lone Star. 66 percent of Latino children and 59 percent of black children live in low-income families, compared to 25 percent of white children. Texas offers almost no help to change these circumstances. Parents making even poverty level incomes do not qualify for Medicaid under state standards, if they have two children and earn more than $4,942.70 in one year, (less than $100 bucks a week for those of us slow with math). This is a big problem when 4.26 million people, almost a fifth of the state’s population, lives in poverty.

This, then, is Rick Perry’s theology: by word you can claim to be a man of faith and care for others but by actions your truth is known.

 

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