Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Republican Governors are thinking of turning down the Stimulus Package for their states....Click the title read more....
If you live in ANY of these states I recommend you write to your governors and also your reps and demand that your concerns be heard. Example : In Texas, 268,000 jobs are at risk, as well as Health and UnEmployment Benefits, Governors should not be taking away what Residents NEED in those states and causing hardship.
From the Article:
"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.'"
U.S. Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., the No. 3 House Democrat, said the governors — some of whom are said to be eyeing White House bids in 2012 — are putting their own interests first.
"No community or constituent should be denied recovery assistance due to their governor's political ideology or political aspirations," Clyburn said Wednesday."
1932 FDR knew What the People Needed and this poster is strangely poignant...I wonder if there were repug Govenors also offered him such foolhardy resistance....