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« Choose Rick Perry for Texas Governor: Late August Recap. | WILLisms.com | Trivia Tidbit of the Day: Part 644 -- Texas Freedom. »

Trivia Tidbit of the Day: Part 643 -- Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, Big Spender.

Hey Big Spender-

Senator Hutchison is the biggest earmarker in the history of Texas politics. Her federal pork: unsurpassed by any other Texan.

But as I have pointed out incessantly here, pork is bad, it is corrupting, it is a big part of why Republicans lost power, but entitlement spending is really the biggest driver of record spending and record deficits in America today.

Take government spending on health care, for example.

federalpovertyspending.gif

This graph represents mostly the expansion of the S-CHIP program, something Kay Bailey Hutchison has made a priority. She hasn't met an S-CHIP expansion she hasn't jumped at the chance to support; Michelle Malkin labeled Hutchison one of 9 Barack Obama Republicans.

But let's not forget about Medicare:

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Senator Hutchison is absolutely responsible for a lot of that spending growth.

While Texas' conservative Senator John Cornyn voted against it, Senator Hutchison voted for the largest federal entitlement expansion since LBJ's Great Society, the addition of prescription drugs to Medicare.

Whether it is pork or entitlements, or expanding universal pre-K, Senator Hutchison is for more of it. Lots more.

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Previous Trivia Tidbit: KBH = Texas' Top Earmarker, EVER.

Posted by Will Franklin · 31 August 2009 09:20 AM

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Kay Hutchison is a joke. I have had problems with Perry on HPV, but I actually like the corridor plans he has and in all honesty both of those issues are minor. I am
voting for Perry based on his results and his spending restraint. Kay is a big spender as you have pointed out. And it's all about the spending, stupid.

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