A handful of Republican governors are considering turning down some money from the federal stimulus package, a move opponents say puts conservative ideology ahead of the needs of constituents struggling with record foreclosures and soaring unemployment.Since Haley Barbour is so against these funds I suggest that he return half of all federal dollars he receives since his state gets back two dollars for every dollar paid. Mississippi is the welfare queen of the south and he has the nerve to open his fat mouth?
Though none has outright rejected the money available for education, health care and infrastructure, the governors of Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Alaska, South Carolina and Idaho have all questioned whether the $787 billion bill signed into law this week will even help the economy.
"My concern is there's going to be commitments attached to it that are a mile long," said Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who considered rejecting some of the money but decided Wednesday to accept it. "We need the freedom to pick and choose. And we need the freedom to say 'No thanks.'"
U.S. Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., the No. 3 House Democrat, said the governors — some of whom are said to be eyeing White House bids in 2012 — are putting their own interests first.
As for Alaska we all know that Sarah Palin will throw her hat in the ring in 2012 since she thinks there are enough knuckle draggers to overlook the fact that she is truly a mental lightweight. Lets see how she handles the finances for Alaska now that the price of oil has collapsed. I would bet it won't be pretty.
Now lets look at South Carolina where the unemployment rate is over 9%. Governor Sanford doesn't want the funds but he should go to an unemployment office and tell those on the last weeks of their benefits that their survival doesn't measure up to his bid for the Presidency.
These people make me sick and they should sicken every one of you as well.