In Pitching Tax Relief, Perry Again Targets Washington

Gov. Rick Perry again turned to bashing the federal government Thursday during the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s policy orientation conference, calling out national leaders for their “irresponsible” spending decisions, while making his own sales pitch for a tax relief plan.

Speaking to an audience of around 200 attendees that included legislators and staffers, Perry touted the contrast between national leaders and Texas. While bragging about Texas' fiscal health, he said Washington, D.C., "is creating more pressures economically on this country, whether it’s by forcing their health care law into the states ... whether it’s their refusal to stop spending money and ...

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