Rick Perry - Controversies

The images below provide links to controversies for Rick Perry. The information within these scandals is gathered from news reports, official data, and other information. The data is intended to be impartial and factual in nature. If there is information that you would like to see included or you believe that it is not impartial, please email us.

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2011-09-22

Gardasil is a drug produced by Merck that protects against protects against the initial establishment of HPV types 16, 18, 6, and 11. It was approved for use by the FDA in June of 2006 and is administrered in three shots which each cost $120. With a 165,000 children in Texas a year at this age, this means the cost to administer the drug would be between $55 and $60 million a year.rnGovernor Rick Perry issued an executive order on February, 2 2007 that mandated that all Texas girls ages 11 and 12 ...

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2011-08-06

On August 6, 2011 Governor Perry spoke at  an event at Houston's Reliant Stadium known as "The Response." The event was a purely non-political and focused on envigorating the Christian ideology in response to the economic and cultural difficulties being faced by the United States. Governor Perry not only spoke at the event, but was also it's creator, and chief promoter. "The Response" was criticized by opponents as merging church and state and a lawsuit was filed to prev ...

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2008-05-02

In May of 2008, Governor Rick Perry used the phrase 'Adios MoFo' after a television interview with a local TV station.  The cameras were still running and captured the incident. VideoKTRK reporter Ted Oberg was interviewing Governor Perry about his plan for school finance when Perry politely told the reporter he would have to wait until Tuesday for details about the plan. "In saying goodbye, I told the governor, 'Try as I may, governor, I guess I can't win this one,'&qu ...

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The Trans-Texas Corridor is a series of highways, rails, and pipelines proposed by Governor Perry to aid in the flow of traffic through the state and solve many other logistics concerned with the flow of goods.  Governor Perry proposed the idea in 2002 and the idea has been fraught with criticism since it's inception.  Opponents maintain that the highways further erode the nations ability to secure its border with Mexico, and that the ability of cargo to move freely into the United Sta ...

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Governor Perry began his political career as a Democrat in Texas. In 1988, Representative Perry was State Chairman for Senator Al Gore's Presidential campaign in Texas. After that election, and after spending 6 years as a Democratic state representative in Texas, Representative Perry became a Republican and ran successfully against an incumbent Democrat for Texas Agriculture Commissioner. He has remained a Republican.rn rnState RepresentationrnRick Perry was elected to the Texas State ...