Rick Perry Quotes

Washington has to stop spending money we don’t have for projects we don’t want.

 
Context
Perry was one of a number of politicians who became opposed to deficit spending, and claimed that the public was not interested in the various projects. However, whenever any of these politicians proposed projects or programs to cut, there would be many citizens who would object vehemently. It was precicely because there was a constituency supporting all the government programs that politicians found it so hard to keep spending under control. Indeed, when others suggested terminating spending on programs and projects Perry liked, he objected as strenuously as most others.
Citations

Rick Perry, Governor of Texas (Republican), Statement, December 10, 2010

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Rick Perry
Rick Perry
  • Born: March 4, 1950
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Politician

James Richard "Rick" Perry is an American politician who is the 14th and current United States Secretary of Energy, serving in the Cabinet of Donald Trump. Prior to his cabinet position, Perry served as the 47th Governor of Texas from December 2000 to January 2015. A Republican, he was elected Lieutenant Governor of Texas in 1998 and assumed the governorship in December 2000 when Governor George W. Bush resigned to become president. Perry was the longest-serving governor in Texas history.