Ron Paul Keeps Pressure on Governor Perry

Ron Paul continues to needle Rick Perry

When Mitt Romney attacks Rick Perry, the Texas governor usually has a bemused look on his face. When Michele Bachmann or Rick Santorum critiques his record, he appears unconcerned.

But when Ron Paul needles his fellow Texan, Perry looks annoyed.

For the second consecutive debate, Paul seemed to get under the skin of the man who has run his home state for the past 11 years. The libertarian congressman from Lake Jackson got his governor must exercised at the CNN/Tea Party Express debate in Tampa last night when he stated that taxes in Texas had gone up under Perry.

Perry, of course, is running for president as the politician who balanced his state budget without raising taxes. The governor often repeats that taxes have been reduced — not raised — during his decade-plus in power.

But Paul, who says he had never met his own governor until the two stood next to each other at the Republican debate in Simi Valley, Calif., won’t give Perry…


Jason Rink is the Editor-in-Chief of The Liberty Voice. Executive Director of the Foundation for a Free Society. He is the producer and director of Nullification: The Rightful Remedy, and the author of “Ron Paul: Father of the Tea Party” the biography of Congressman Ron Paul. See more of his work at his writing at and his film production work at

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