Longtime aide a key link between contributor and Perry

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    Although never mentioned by name, Austin lobbyist Mike Toomey’s presence was felt keenly at Monday’s Republican presidential debate when Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann harshly criticized Gov. Rick Perry for his 2007 executive order mandating that Texas teenage girls receive an HPV vaccine that would have been worth millions in sales to Toomey’s client, Merck Pharmaceutical...
    http://blog.chron.com/rickperry/2011/09/perry-merck-lobbyist-are-campaign-donors/
     
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    Too bad Bachmann forgot to mention that the vacine was OPTIONAL.

    A "mandatory" program with an opt out provision isn't exactly "mandatory". :laugh:
     
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    BTW - Did you know that cervical cancer incidence rates are highest for Hispanic women?

    I understand that Texas has a relatively high population of Hispanic women.

    Perhaps Perry is simply responding to those facts.
     
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    You are not understanding the problem and you make it sound so simple. First the parents did have right to opt out for certain reasons one being religious but it took a mound of paper work filed with the government. Also the opt out had to be done every two years to keep it going.
    [SIZE=+0]However even with these opt out provisions the problem is not totally with the vaccine. The problem is with the fact that the Governor decided that He alone was King or Czar and could circumvent the peoples liberties with an executive order making his own law showing that he is not for liberty but a dictator. So if he errors in this one issue there is reason to believe he will do it again in other areas and further strip anyway our freedoms and liberties.
    If you notice while he admits it was a big mistake to do the executive order he still does not see the problem with stripping away peoples rights and liberties and forcing laws on them against their personal choices that has nothing to do with anyone else. This is one reason that should raise questions as to do we really want this kind of man who holds this kind of philosophy of stripping away freedoms no matter what reasons he gives.
    Every heart of every dictator claims to want the peoples best, but it is always at the peoples expense. :laugh:
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