Republicans should refuse stimulus money

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    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Gov. Mark Sanford of South Carolina took umbrage at my writing that his approach to the economic crisis is to do nothing. I'll deal with his "ideas" in a moment, but first let me make a modest proposal:

    If Republican politicians are so deeply opposed to President Obama's economic recovery plan, they should refuse to take the money. After all, if you think all that federal spending is damaging, there are easy ways to reduce it: Don't take federal money.

    Gov. Sanford can lead the way. South Carolina should decline to accept any federal funds for transportation, education, health care, clean energy or any of the other ideas President Obama is advocating to fix the economy. And the rest of the GOP can follow suit.

    Justice Louis Brandeis famously called states "laboratories of democracy." So let's experiment. Gov. Sanford can be the guinea pig. His Palmetto State already gets $1.35 back from Washington for every dollar it pays in federal taxes, according to 2005 numbers, the latest calculated by the Tax Foundation, a nonprofit tax research group.

    Commentary: If you oppose stimulus, don't take the money - CNN.com
     
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    Only those who take the money should pay taxes. Leave the rest of us alone. TIA
     
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    Editor's note: Paul Begala, a Democratic strategist and CNN political contributor

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    Every state whose Senators voted against the stimulus should refuse the money.
     
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    The Red states already receive more money per capita than they pay in taxes.

    The Blue states are supporting the Red states with their tax money.

    The Red states are welfare queens.

    Alaska is the worst offender.
     
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    that's bullshit,, unless the residents of said states are exempted from paying taxes.. try again DUmbAss!
     
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    Elected Republicans, refuse money?
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    It would save billions that could be used to pay off the deficit.

    The Republicans are against spending the money, then don't accept it.

    Especially Arizona and Alaska!
     
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    Foolish idea.

    More partisan blather.

    This time DEMOCRATIC blather, but still blather nevertheless.

    We need all the oars in the water pulling in the same direction if we're going to have a hope in hell of this thing working.

    Any wanker who seeks to divide the loyalties of the American people at this stage of affairs, is a damned fool.
     
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    If they have any principles left the governors should follow the party line and should reject the money. It is just hypocrite for the governors to start spending the money that their state s senators have all voted against.
     

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