Nobody laughs when Perry says he'll control spending when he gets to Washington. Maybe because it's not funny. It's a bit frightening that he is pulling close to ten percent in recent Iowa polls. In the last budget Perry passed before he went north of the Red River to chase his fantasy, he cut the heart out of virtually every government program. He talks about budget management and fiscal austerity and then puts the state in a position of spending like a fool on his own security. The fact that this candidate is given any type of consideration by Republican voters is a condemnation of their party and the American electoral process.