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GOP governors consider turning down stimulus money

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  1. reflexblue

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    #91 Jersey

    Nice, more money for the rest of us. Just look at the states Texas, Miss, S.C. Louisiana, and Alaska Hello Sarah. Grandstanding to the max IMO

    GOP governors consider turning down stimulus money - Yahoo! News

    BATON ROUGE, La. – 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.

    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...contiued
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    And from what I've read, they are concerned about hidden "strings" that may be attached to accepting and money. Can't blame them for being a bit cautious. In the end though, I'm sure most will accept the checks.
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    #91 Jersey

    I'm sure their aids have searched for strings by now. I think if they turn down the money,or drag it out they will be gone next election.
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    That bipartisan kubaya Obama hoped for apparently never really got off the ground:pigsfly:
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    how about they put it to a vote and let the people decide.
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    No disrespect to you intended, but this kind of attitude part of the reason why we're in such a mess today.

    I see it as a good thing. Some of them are likely doing it for partisan reasons, but maybe some of them are being genuine and trying to make a statement.

    I actually agree with Biggs, maybe it should be put to a vote. But the questions remains, if they don't take it, where will it go?
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    #91 Jersey

    I doubt the majority constituants of these states think its a good thing. And thats more my point,that in the end after grandstanding they'll turn around and accept the money, or they will never be re-elected.
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    so are you saying the constituents don't know what they're doing or the politicians do? how cna you trust politicians since they cater to those with money.
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    Exactly, just like they do in a democracy! :D
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    I see what you mean, because like I said, some (if not most) are probably doing it for partisan reasons.

    But I respect those truly doing it because they oppose the stimulus. And what are the public support numbers for the stimulus? It might not be far-fetched that in many parts of the country they would be happy not to take the money. (Although I admit they might change their tune if they thought others would be getting something they weren't.)
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    #91 Jersey

    I'm saying that the majority of the people of these states would gladly take the money.
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    #91 Jersey

    If a politician is truly doing it for Rep. philosophical reasons i would respect that also. But i doubt in most cases thats the reason.
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    Unfortunately, so do I.

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