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Originally posted by nyk537
Hats off to them!
Yes, I'm quite sure it's not just empty ideological pandering
Pearson Cross, a political scientist at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, said fiscally conservative governors may be able to give themselves political cover by turning down small portions of the stimulus money, like health care dollars requiring a state match, that they might not fully use anyway.
But in the end, he said, they will likely take most of the available money because their states need it so badly.
Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
I doubt the sincerity of most of them. They either expect their state legislature to have a vote forcing the acceptance of the money then the governor will just shrug shoulders and feign distress at the decision.
If funds provided to any state in any division of this act are not accepted for use by the governor, then acceptance by the state legislature, by means of the adoption of a concurrent resolution, shall be sufficient to provide funding to such state.
Show me the money: $783,786,000
Does my state already get more money from the federal government than it sends to the federal government? Yes. Alaska gets $1.84 for every dollar it pays in. Rank: 3
Originally posted by xxpigxx
Texas is turning it down because we don't need it.
...The US government can buzz off.
Originally posted by DagNabbit
Some GOP Governors consider refusing stimulus money
The governors of Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Alaska, South Carolina and Idaho have all questioned whether the $787 billion federal bill signed into law this week will even help the economy, and are considering saying thanks, but no thanks to billions in aid for their crumbling states.
After decades of suckling at the Federal teet, getting more than they pay into the Federal Government, I'm thrilled to see some of the worst Welfare State offenders like Governor Palin of Alaska (takes $1.84 for every dollar in taxes paid) and Governor Barbour of Mississippi (takes $2.02 for every dollar in taxes paid) FINALLY taking a stand and saying NO MORE will they rely on the kindness of fiscally responsible Democrats in the likes of New Jersey, New York and Massachsetts to supplement their broken ideology.
Oh, and good luck in 2012!