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Mon Dec 26, 2011, 09:15 AM

How much does security cost for a sure loser whose campaign demise is a fait accompli?


Rick Perry’s security costs have risen since he entered the presidential campaign in August, costing Texas taxpayers as much as $400,000 a month, according to a report by the Texas Tribune.

An examination of Texas public safety department records found that the agency spent more than $1.4 million on out-of-state trips between September to mid-December, including more than $397,000 between Sept. 5 and Sept. 28 this year.

According to the Texas Tribune, this amount included “$161,786 for airfare, $8,140 for baggage fees, $50,648.84 for food, $6,442.24 for fuel, $112,111.81 for lodging, $54,356.65 for rentals, $2,990.26 for parking and $1,238.57 in an unspecified “other” category.”

In 2011, the Texas public safety department spent $1.1 million for the entire fiscal year on out-of-state security costs. ........(more)

The complete piece is at: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/12/rick-perrys-security-costs-texas-taxpayers-up-to-400000-a-month/



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Reply How much does security cost for a sure loser whose campaign demise is a fait accompli? (Original post)
marmar Dec 2011 OP
hobbit709 Dec 2011 #1
Angry Dragon Dec 2011 #2
Ineeda Dec 2011 #3
SixthSense Dec 2011 #6
GoCubsGo Dec 2011 #4
DCKit Dec 2011 #5
hedgehog Dec 2011 #7
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Response to marmar (Original post)

Mon Dec 26, 2011, 09:30 AM

1. He's all for less government spending for everyone else but himself.

That's not even counting the money for rent and expenses on his "temporary" governor's mansion here in Austin after the official residence mysteriously burnt down.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Mon Dec 26, 2011, 09:33 AM

2. Should come out of his campaign funds

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Mon Dec 26, 2011, 09:38 AM

3. One would think, regardless of a candidate's viability,

that these expenses would be paid from campaign funds. Wouldn't that be true for a candidate (like Romney or Gingrich) who are not currently holding a public-office position? IOW, a sitting governor or senator, etc. has a financial campaign advantage.

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Response to Ineeda (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 26, 2011, 10:35 AM

6. for this guy, why bother?

 

his worst enemies want him alive, healthy, and talking as much as he can, preferably in front of a camera

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Mon Dec 26, 2011, 09:39 AM

4. If he was a Democrat, the wingnuts would be having conniptions.

Not surprisingly, we're not hearing even a peep out of them.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Mon Dec 26, 2011, 10:11 AM

5. (R) - Fiscal Conservative. nt

 

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Mon Dec 26, 2011, 10:44 AM

7. Does he have Secret Service protection as well?

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Mon Dec 26, 2011, 01:03 PM

8. At least it isn't federal expenditure.

 

The unelected shrub cost a shitload. He was the only "president" (in quotes because he was never elected) to NOT walk the final stretch to the White House. The SS couldn't figure out a way to even try to protect him.

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