Monday, February 23, 2009

Boston Tea Party, 2009
Finally... someone is standing up to the Kapitol Hill Kremlin

Here's some of the article from the Wall Street Journal; (Emphasis and comments mine)
Governors v. Congress
The stimulus sets a long-term budget trap for the states

Debt-laden state governments were supposed to be the big winners from the $787 billion economic stimulus bill. But at least five Republican Governors are saying thanks but no thanks to some of the $150 billion of "free" money doled out to states, because it could make their budget headaches much worse down the line. And they're right.

These Governors -- Haley Barbour of Mississippi, Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, Butch Otter of Idaho, Rick Perry of Texas and Mark Sanford of South Carolina -- all have the same objection: The tens of billions of dollars of aid for health care, welfare and education will disappear in two years and leave states with no way to finance the expanded programs. (I said the very same thing just a couple of weeks ago.)

Mr. Perry sent a letter to President Obama last week warning that Texas may refuse certain stimulus funds. "If this money expands entitlements, we will not accept it. This is exactly how addicts get hooked on drugs," he says.

4 Comments:

Blogger Alexander said...

Excellent. I don't think Perry's message will penetrate Obama's liberal mind; formed from his liberal professors and radical friends.

Go Jindal too (here's hoping for Jindal 2012).

3:17 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Orthodoxae said...

Why are you telling Snobama this Tim Pawlenty?!

3:27 PM  
Blogger Al said...

Given that between the President, Congress & the Courts, the Constitution has been all but gutted, skip the Tea Party, its time for a new Declaration of Independence.

PS If the so -called stimulus package is so great, why does the stock market keep going down?

12:22 AM  
Blogger Al said...

Thought for the day:

"Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect every one who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined."

--Patrick Henry, speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention, 5 June 1778

6:23 AM  

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