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    GOP governors consider turning down stimulus money [EDIT]

    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.

    "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.'"
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    Most likely they will all accept parts of it but not all of it.
    Not a single Democrat of course.

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    Re: Some Governors may reject some of the pork.

    Quote Originally Posted by Triad View Post
    GOP governors consider turning down stimulus money


    Most likely they will all accept parts of it but not all of it.
    Not a single Democrat of course.
    YAY, another thread bashing the stimulus that doesn't come within a 100 miles of mentioning an economist.
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    Re: Some Governors may reject some of the pork.

    I guess dealing with the subject matter presented is too much of a bother...


    Excluding me calling it pork there is no bashing. Just a link to an article.

    No economist are mentioned because the article is not dealing with them. Besides anyone can find an "economist" that will say what they want to hear. Making it pretty pointless to cite one.
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    Re: Some Governors may reject some of the pork.

    Seems like a pretty crappy idea, unless one was simply trying to burnish their conservative credentials for a bigger run in 2010 or 2012.
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    Re: Some Governors may reject some of the pork.

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    Seems like a pretty crappy idea, unless one was simply trying to burnish their conservative credentials for a bigger run in 2010 or 2012.
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    Re: Some Governors may reject some of the pork.

    Money is not free.
    Taking it will be regarded by the giver as accepting the conditions of its giving.
    That cost may be too high.



    If anyone thinks an a single penny of the money in that bill is not attached to conditions and political strings..then just wow....

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    Re: Some Governors may reject some of the pork.

    Why are they even 'considering' this? Why aren't they just 'rejecting' it already?
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    Re: Some Governors may reject some of the pork.

    Quote Originally Posted by Triad View Post
    Money is not free.
    Taking it will be regarded by the giver as accepting the conditions of its giving.
    That cost may be too high.



    If anyone thinks an a single penny of the money in that bill is not attached to conditions and political strings..then just wow....
    Such as?

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    Re: Some Governors may reject some of the pork.

    Quote Originally Posted by Triad View Post
    Money is not free.
    Taking it will be regarded by the giver as accepting the conditions of its giving.
    That cost may be too high.



    If anyone thinks an a single penny of the money in that bill is not attached to conditions and political strings..then just wow....
    Now where would you get that idea?
    Obama has been very hands-off with the economy and private businesses.
    The Clintons are what happens...
    when you have NO MORAL COMPASS.

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    Re: GOP governors consider turning down stimulus money [EDIT]

    I surely hope they do. More money to the "real America" (TM Sarah Palin). Then again those GOP governors who have been quote are governors of some the most backward states in the US, so no wonder..... Yea Louisiana needs no help to take it out of the bottom of most statistics.. yea.. right. Hey, here is a thought, take all the money for reconstruction from Katrina and Rita out of the state, since they want to go it alone...
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