Some Governors May Tell Obama to Stuff It
While just about every state in the Union is starving for funds, a small band of Republican governors is debating whether or not to reject the stimulus bill’s cash infusion, citing concerns over future taxes. This California editor says good. Give their stimulus money to my state. It’s broke.
The governors of Mississippi, Louisiana, South Carolina, Idaho and Alaska are all considering whether to opt out of the deal. Yes, that means that Sarah Palin, pictured, who spent time in Washington lobbying for stimulus money, might reject stimulus money. She certainly hasn’t lost her sense of humor.
WAIT, BEFORE YOU GO…
AP via Google:
Gov. Mark Sanford, R-S.C., has criticized the stimulus plan, as has Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the party’s 2008 vice presidential nominee who traveled to Washington last month to press for her state’s share of the money. Palin, busy with her state’s legislative session, did not attend the NGA meeting.
Some Democrats took a harder line Saturday at a press conference arranged by the Democratic Governors Association to praise Obama for his leadership on the stimulus. DGA Chairman Brian Schweitzer of Montana and Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley dismissed GOP detractors as “fringe” Republicans eager to score political points.
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