Comedian Rick Perry is has done it again.
Never one to let hypocrisy stand in the way of bombast, Perry has fired off another salvo at the federal government.
The Associated Press reports that Perry “has asked the US Department of Homeland Security for $350 million to cover the cost he says that Texas has incurred incarcerating illegal immigrants in state prisons and county jails. In a letter to Homeland Security Director, Janet Napolitano, Perry reiterated a claim he’s often leveled against the federal government: that it’s not doing enough to secure the border with Mexico and, as a result, has allowed illegal immigrants to enter the U.S. and use taxpayer-funded resources, including the prison system.” No doubt the illegal immigrants are appreciative of being “allowed” to reside in Perry’s prisons.
This is typical Perry; campaigning to reduce the size of the federal government while complaining that it doesn’t do enough. This is the same Perry who talks tough about illegal immigrants but rejects building a wall along the Mexican border, supports discounted tuition rates for children of illegal immigrants and criticizes Arizona’s tough immigration crack down. Perry is long on complaining but short on solutions.
Note to Governor Perry…why you don’t use some of the stimulus money that you received. You know the $6.4 billion you took from Obama’s Recovery Act… that socialist welfare plan that you constantly criticize. Use some of that money to offset the expenses Texas incurred to lock up illegal immigrants.
Oh, that’s right… you can’t…you used that stimulus money to balance your budget.
The comedic relief of Rick Perry… he’s got a million of them.