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Stop taxes, but give us medicine

Anti-intrusion governor of Texas seeks help from the feds

Rick Perry, the Texas governor who recently blasted the federal government for “intrusion into the lives of our citizens” and suggested that his state might secede if the feds keep taxing them, has requested 37,430 vials of anti-viral medicine from the Centre For Disease Control, a federal agency, to help combat the swine flu outbreak. It looks like the federal government stops being intrusive when you need it to pay for something.

The Dallas Morning News

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