Republican Governors Accept Federal Dollars While Attacking Federal Spending

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    nothing new here. Just more hypocrisy from the GOP.

    Read more at link.
     
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    they usually do .
     
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    Strange thing is that the tampa orlando HS rail system passed by democratic ballot measure 10 years or so ago.
    The people spoke and Jeb Bush did not listen.
     
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    1. Why would you feel that this is a worthy post?

    Because you see it as some sort of hypocrisy?

    On the contrary, the elected official has an obligation to benefit his/her state, and realized that the money is not to be viewed as a bribe, i.e., to curb one's criticism.

    Nor is the money used as personal aggrandizement, so, it seems, you misunderstand the situation.

    But, [B]a corrupt Chicago thug[/B] might view it as you do....and the following might be illustrative:

    2. “Look, all governors like ‘free money’ coming to the state,” said Republican Senator Jon Kyl of Arizona. “My governor is no different. But the reality is that is it has added to our deficit. We’re now going to have a $1.8 trillion deficit this year.” Transcript: Sens. Durbin and Kyl - ABC News

    a. "It [the stimulus bill] promised to create 4 -- or save 4 million jobs. We've now lost another 2 million jobs. Unemployment is 2 points higher than it was when the president took office. And even with the stimulus, it's higher than they said that it would be without the stimulus.

    The reality is it hasn't helped yet. Only about 6.8 percent of the money has actually been spent. What I proposed is, after you complete the contracts that are already committed, the things that are in the pipeline, stop it.”

    3. “No sooner had Kyl uttered his criticism than the wheels of gangster government were set in motion. The following day, Arizona’s Republican governor, Jan Brewer, received letters from four of President Obama’s cabinet secretaries- Agriculture, Transportation., Interior, and Housing and Urban Development. Each letter asked whether she would like the $521 million in Arizona stimulus projects to be withdrawn from the state.” Freddoso, “Gangster Government,” p. 82. Tacky? Thuggish?

    a. Of course, the threat to any legislators who might criticize the stimulus bill, or any other aspect of the administration’s policies, but consistent with President Obama’s answer to Republicans when they had criticized in January 2009: “I won.” Obama to GOP: ‘I Won’ - Washington Wire - WSJ
     
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    Then the same voters repealed that ballot measure and voted for the guy who promised to kill it.

    The Orlando-Tampa line would be nothing but an expensive boondoggle, an inroad to force the equally non-viable regional rail projects.
     
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    Well, stop the Federal government from giving the states unfunded mandates, and they won't have to.
     
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    Right on cure, the Obama belches the same thing out in a interview the other day. and the good little Progressive sheep reguritate it..

    how funny
     
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    Why not? Democratic Governors do.
     
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    Apparently, he thinks that it's hypocritical for the GOP to want to cut Federal spending and take Federal money to pay for the unfunded liabilities the Federal Government places on the states.

    If the Federal government butts out to begin with, then no one would need to take money.

    Apparently, this is his great justification to spend without restraints. Apparently if he thinks people are hypocrites, they are clearly wrong about needing to cut spending. We can stick our head back in the sand and pretend as though our way of life isnt in danger. That way his special interests will continue to get unwarranted money.

    When problems are ignored, those who aren't prepared are generally in a whole lot of crap.
     

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