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Friday, January 15, 2010

Chupacabra Report


News that gets my goat..

It was announced this week that Gov Perry won’t apply for hundreds of millions in federal “Race to the Top" education standards program funds because his people fear there might be "strings attached." This is about par for the course in this state where students rank 46th and 49th nationwide in the math and verbal sections of the SAT, the state that leads the nation in the percentage of adults with no high school diploma.

This week also brought a visit from Kevin Concannon, a U.S. Department of Agriculture undersecretary who said that Texas’ administration of the food stamp program was the worst in the nation, saying that if the state would only do an average job of running the program it could bring another billion dollars a year in food aid to needy Texans. Grocery giant HEB, who no doubt would like to see some of these untapped millions flowing through its stores, is working with state agencies as well as with non-profit organizations and food banks to improve access to the program.

Add in the facts that Perry had to borrow billions from the federal government to pay unemployment claims last year after turning down Stimulus money for supplemental unemployment benefits, and that Texas only uses a fraction of the Medicaid and CHIP funding available to it, and you can see why Bill White says that Texas can no longer afford a government that is ideologically driven and lead.

4 Comments:

At 11:18 AM , Blogger liquiddaddy said...

Charly,

I have never been so frustrated. We had Bush followed by Perry since when? - 1996?

Hopefully "incumbent-itis" will prevail in the suburbs this year.

 
At 11:54 AM , Blogger Zoombie Killer said...

There are too many zoombies to kill them all with head shots; too many zoombies, too few bullets. So, I have a plan to deal with them more effectively. We get two fire engines and fill them with gasoline. Then the fire trucks are placed across the street from each other on a long street with large buildings down each side. Net, we need a zoombie pied-piper to lead a large mass of zoombies down the street and past the fire trucks. As the zoombies pass in between the trucks, the water canons are turned on, soaking the zoombies with gas. After all the zoombies have passed under the gasoline spray and are soaked with fuel, WE LIGHT THEM UP! This is only one possible way to deal with the huge increase in zoombies and their threat to our safety.

 
At 4:16 PM , Blogger liquiddaddy said...

Mister, if you mean "zombies," then the nly pied piper you need is somebody with a brain.

If by "zoombies," you mean "republicans," your plan should wait until the state convention.

 
At 8:39 AM , Blogger Lulu Maude said...

Gov. Perry,like so many of his fellow Republicans, fears education. If it's more sophisticated than the times tables, fuhgeddaboudit.

 

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