, the current governor of Texas, is one of the leading contenders for the Republican nomination in next year's presidential election. Clay Bennett seems sceptical about the chances of the wealth gap between rich and poor diminishing if Perry becomes president: in 2009, the wealthiest 1 percent of Texans paid 3 percent of their income in state and local taxes, while the poorest fifth of Texans paid about 12 percent of their income. (Source: )
Dumb is another word for 'stupid'. The cartoonist is probably referencing the 1994 film '' starring Jim Carrey.