Perry's God: Short On Backpacks and Pencils

by
Abby Zimet

While Texas Gov. Rick Perry was praying with 30,000 fellow-believers for all those "who have lost hope," over three times more people short on hope camped out for hours just down the road to get free school supplies - and fresh produce - they desperately need thanks to the $4 billion Perry cut in education funding, while at the same time finding money for bills mandating voter picture i.d's and sonograms for women seeking abortions. The critic who cited him for "executive malpractice" was being too kind.

 

FRIENDS: Help Us Fight

Independent journalism has become the last firewall against government and corporate lies. Yet, with frightening regularity, independent media sources are losing funding, closing down or being blacked out by Google and Facebook. Never before has independent media been more endangered. If you believe in Common Dreams, if you believe in people-powered independent media, please support us now and help us fight—with truths—against the lies that would smother our democracy. Please help keep Common Dreams alive and growing. Thank you. -- Craig Brown, Co-founder

Support Common DreamsSupport Common Dreams

Share This Article

More in: