Understanding, or attempting to understand, what Rick Perry stands for can be a difficult task as he says and has done some pretty "far out' things. For example, he stated a desire to recede from the nation he now wants to run. He has a history of giving away what tax payers have built. He has even stolen private citizens land, yet he continues to get re-elected to the office of Governor. This might suggest either there are forces pushing him, he is extremely proficient, or the people do not understand they are being had.
In looking at the Rick Perry history of "governance' there appears to be a single group that has not only backed him financially, but has also provided him with most of the whacky laws he has pushed for and won in the State of Texas. That group is the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), whose members corporations have over the past decade contributed over $2 Million dollars to get and keep Rick Perry in the driver's seat in Texas. Among those contributors are Energy Future Holdings Corp., Merck & Co., Koch Industries, Nationwide, Bank of America, Verizon, AT & T, Texas Medical Association and a host of others who pay dues to ALEC for the right to "sit at the table' in developing bills to be distributed to member legislators for presentation for passage into law.
His ability as a leader may be seriously questioned as he has demonstrated a propensity of doing nothing but presenting these corporate drafted bills then sitting back as ALEC corporations then lobby for its passage.
Among Perry's gifts to corporations is the recent Perry Executive Order mandating all 6th grade girls in Texas receive the Gardasil HPV vaccine made by the drug company, Merck. Merck funneled money to Perry, initially $5000, but eventually adding up to closer to the sum of $400,000.
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