The campaign of Texas Independent Candidate for Governor Carole Keeton Strayhorn today said voters will see through Gov. Rick Perry's "last minute conversion to fiscal responsibility and that his record of failures, secrecy, and deceit shows the truth to Texans ."
"A month before the election, Rick decides he wants to crack down on out-of-control spending?" said Mark Sanders, spokesman for Strayhorn. "This last-minute, pre-election conversion to watching out for the taxpayers will be seen for what it is - a political gimmick the governor is trying to pull over on the voters after six years of failures and deceit. "
"For 150 years, Texas government managed to keep spending below $100 billion," Sanders said. "But in the six years and 10 legislative sessions that Rick has been in charge, spending has increased $44 billion - a staggering 45 percent."
Sanders noted that when Perry first called for spending cuts, he claimed to have cut his own budget by 14 percent, only to be exposed by media reports that the cuts were not real.
"He moved two maids, a chef, and a porter off his payroll onto another agency's payroll, but they kept cleaning, cooking, and portering - whatever that is - for the governor. His attempt to deceive Texans failed," Sanders said.
"Two weeks ago, Rick discovered there was a problem with border security, and he ran a television ad. Last week, he found out that parents are not happy with the education their children are getting, and he ran a television ad," Sanders said. "Today, he found out that taxpayers are angry about his out-of-control and wasteful spending and he put out a press release. The television ad can't be far behind."
Five Points to Ponder about Rick Perry wasteful spending and misrepresentations to the people of Texas: