Perry and Cruz will both make runs at the 2016 Republican Presidential nomination.
The betting is not who will win but rather which will fail first……
The line favors Perry failing faster then Cruz.
‘Of course, there’s nothing funny about the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas that claimed the lives of at least 14 — many of them first responders — and injured more than 100’.
‘Texas governor Rick Perry immediately declared McLennan County a disaster area and asked for an emergency declaration from the president, noting, “It is unfortunate for us that we face both natural and manmade disasters too often in this state.”
‘Since 2009, Texas has far more Federal Emergency Management Agency-declared disasters – 75 — than any other state. This nearly constant need for federal intervention belies Governor Perry’s nearly constant bellicose rhetoric attacking big government’.
‘Actually, much of what’s going on in Texas belies Perry’s nearly constant rhetoric attacking big government’.
‘The governor likes to brag about a “Texas miracle” without mentioning how taxpayers have subsidized much of it — indirectly through tax breaks to the oil industry and directly via military and government spending’.
‘As of 2011, private sector jobs had grown 9 percent since 2000, while public sector jobs were up by 19 percent’.
‘Perry is happy to spend federal money when headline-grabbing disaster strikes his state specifically. But he does stick to his “principles” when it comes to Texas’ ongoing health care disaster’.
‘Texas has the highest uninsured rate of any state in the union’.
‘Families USA estimates that in 2010, 57 Texans died each week for lack of health insurance’.
‘How does did Perry respond to this emergency’?
‘By turning down millions in health care just to punish the state’s Planned Parenthood organization’.
‘He also joined state Republicans in cutting family planning funding, a choice that could easily end up costing taxpayers more than $100 million’.
‘Perry’s hypocrisy isn’t nearly good enough for Texas’s junior senator, Tea Party darling Ted Cruz’.
‘Cruz defeated Perry’s favored candidate in the GOP primary by attacking the big-spending establishment that didn’t spend enough time pretending they were the only people who had ever read the Constitution’.
‘One of Cruz’s first stands as a senator was to vote against aid to the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Why’?
“Emergency relief for the families who are suffering from this natural disaster should not be used as a Christmas tree for billions in unrelated spending, including projects such as Smithsonian repairs, upgrades to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration airplanes, and more funding for Head Start,” he said in a statement’.
‘What Cruz didn’t note is that the extra appropriations in the bill were mostly demands — some would say bribes — that red-state senators negotiated for their states to pass the aid that had been blocked by the last Congress’.
‘Cruz’s stand after the Sandy aid — which took exponentially longer to arrive in the affected blue states than it typically does when a disaster strikes a red state like Texas — is in sharp contrast to the statement he made after Wednesday’s explosion in West’.
“It’s truly horrific and we are working to ensure that all available resources are marshaled to deal with the horrific loss of life and suffering that we’ve seen,” Cruz said’.
From : http://www.nationalmemo.com/lol-of-the-week-texas-explosion-illuminates-the-glaring-hypocrisy-of-rick-perry-and-ted-cruz/