1. Unbeknownst to most Texans, Gov. Rick Perry officially retired in January so he could draw early pension benefits worth $7,699 a month, in addition to his annual governor’s salary of $150,000. Perry’s January retirement - on paper, at least - was revealed Friday when the Federal Elections Commission released the financial disclosure statement the governor was required to file as a candidate for the Republican nomination for president. The annuity brings Perry’s total state government-related income to $242,388 a year. Reaction to news of the unusual arrangement, in which Perry retired as a state employee but remains Texas’ elected governor, was swift and negative.
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    Perry’s retirement, pay boost spark charges of hypocrisy - Houston Chronicle (via robot-heart-politics)

    Well, the list of “Republicans who publicly denounce social welfare programs while privately receiving gov’t benefits just got another name added to it…

     
  2. 10:07 9th Dec 2011

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    Reblogged from ryanvoid

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    ryanvoid:

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    ryanvoid:

    kileyrae:

    dumbledorable:

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  3. 11:13 10th Nov 2011

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    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men deserve life… liberty… and the pursuit of… what’s that other one? Darn it, I can’t remember.
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    - if Rick Perry went back in time and wrote the Declaration of Independence. (via golden-notebook)

    As Hamlet:

    “Whether it is nobler in mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune or … what was that other one? Darn. Uh … Juliet is the sun.”

    (via squashed)

    "And now these three remain: faith, hope, and… what was the third one? The EPA?"

     
  4. jonathan-cunningham:

This is incredible.

    jonathan-cunningham:

    This is incredible.

     
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    nickbaumann:

I made a chart (with the great Celine Nadeau) comparing Social Security and a Ponzi scheme. They don’t have much in common.