The Associated Press wrote a detailed accounting of Rick Perry’s massive rental mansion expenses this morning, and it’s pretty stunning, especially in light of most Texans tightening their families’ budgets in a slow economy.
I’m sure you will develop your very own favorite of Perry’s unnecessary expense – there are many in the AP story from which to choose.
My favorite extravagance? The $700 clothes rack. In a state with an $18 billion budget shortfall. In a state where many Texans don’t have $700 worth of clothes.
Here’s a stunning money-saving idea: get rid of the $700 clothes rack, or better yet sell it on Craig’s List.
Meanwhile you can replace it with this, which you can get for free from any dry cleaner in town: