2/19/2010 1:34 PM
Gov. Rick Perry's campaign is running a radio ad accusing U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison of not being a fiscal conservative. The ad features Tom Schatz, chairman of the council for Citizens Against Government Waste.
This is Tom Schatz, chairman of the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste PAC.
Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison talks like a fiscal conservative back home, but acts like a big spender in Washington.
She asked for $1.6 billion in earmarks last year, and called earmarking “a legitimate role of Congress.”
That is one reason why Senator Hutchison came in second in the voting for 2009 Porker of the Year to liberal Democrat Barney Frank.
She also has one of the worst CCAGW vote ratings on wasteful spending and taxes among Senate Republicans.
Her record stands in complete contrast to Governor Rick Perry, who has held the line on taxes, demanded greater transparency in the state budget, and vetoed $35.8 million in earmarks in 2007.
Governor Perry is the real fiscal conservative in the race for governor.
That is why the CCAGW PAC has endorsed Governor Perry and why Texans should vote for him in the March 2nd primary.