TX Governor Rick Perry is living in a rented mansion while the official Governor’s Mansion is being refurbished. The rent on the 4,800 sq. ft. temporary mansion is $8.500 per month – all paid for by the taxpayers of Texas. This works out to $102,000 per year.
The value of a median home in Texas is $118,900. Median household income is $48,286. Perry’s income as governor is $150,000 per year. If you add in the value of the rent on the mansion, he is being compensated over $250,000 per year by the taxpayers of Texas – that’s more than 5x the median income in his state, and more than twice the value of the median home.