Perry Decries, Chases Gov't SpendingNovember 14th, 2011 1:15 pm Associated Press
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Rick Perry, who bashes federal spending everywhere he goes on the presidential campaign trail, has spent 11 years as Texas’ governor asking Washington for money.
Perry sought and received $24.2 billion in stimulus funding for Texas while saying the program was bad federal policy. He helped secure more than $100 million to protect against drug violence and illegal immigration on the Mexican border. The governor also endorsed his state’s request for money under President Barack Obama’s new health care law, though he now promises to help repeal the measure should he win the White House.