Texans Have No Food, Health Care or Services, But A Few Guys Are Doing Swell
The real miracle in Rick Perry's Texas is that so little attention has been paid to the true state of affairs there. To wit: It has the country's second highest rate of "food insecurity" - on the rise there while nationwide it's holding steady. It has the country's highest rate of uninsured people and a health care system that is withering. It just passed the "leanest and cruelest budget" - including massive cuts in schools and vital services - in the history of a state that spends less per resident than any other state in the country. Meanwhile, a handful of Perry cronies and contributors are raking it in. And that's all before God, treason and Ponzi schemes enter the conversation.