15 March 2012 at 5:53:40 PM
Texas Gov. Perry has $270,000 left over from the $20 Million he collected from campaigning for President. While it's sitting in a bank account, Perry already has considered his options on what to do with that money. He now wants to start a Super PAC. He is asking federal officials whether he can use the money to created a Super Political Action Committee. Real slick move, "tricky" Ricky.
The reason Perry wants to develop his Super PAC is because of several reasons:
It enables him to stay in a position to run again for the Presidency in 2016
Unlike regular campaign committees, Super PACs are permitted to collect UNLIMITED campaign contributions from individuals, unions, associations and corporations
Super PACs are more loosely regulated than regular PACs and other campaign committees.
It is a very slick way for Perry to manipulate the public and law so that he can accept large donations while not having the legal responsibility for the committee. It is a win-win effort for the Governor. Let's not forget that Perry can raise a lot of money from a few of his wealthy Texas supporters.
Anyway, Texans won't be spared by Perry's rule for a long time, as the Governor receives his current annual salary of $240,000 which he gets a portion from his actual salary and from an active retirement provision permitted by Texas law.
Out of sheer spite, Texas voters should get rid of Rick Perry in 3 years when his current term expires. The incentives are that Texans deserve a more qualified Governor and one they will pay almost half the salary for.
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