From August 2011 to January 2012, Governor Rick Perry (TX) went on the campaign trail for Republican Presidential nominee. We have recently learned that this failed attempt has cost the taxpayers of the state of Texas over 3.7 million dollars.
That is wrong, just plain wrong. The taxpayers of Texas ought not have to foot the bill for the governor's choice to run for president. His campaign fund should reimburse the state. If it is not in his campaign fund, he ought to reimburse the state. If he doesn't have $3.7 million, put him on a payment plan!
Not only this, if truth be told, the state may finance much of the expenses of the campaign of all incumbents who run for office. Have you ever noticed how incumbents start sending out informational material in a big way when its campaign time. Whatever might be spent from taxpayer funds to help run for re-election is also wrong. Just wrong.