11/21/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Rick Perry Admits "This Whole Country" Is In A Recession After Laughing It Off

Just a couple days after Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) touted that his state was "recession proof" and callously suggested that Texas wasn't even in a recession, Perry changed his tune in an interview with ThinkProgress at this weekend's Value Voters Summit.

On Saturday, Perry acknowledged that Texas has been "absolutely" impacted by a recession that plagues the whole country and accuses Washington of pushing his state farther into it:

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