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Most Republican governors have broken with their GOP Congressmen - Want stimulus passed
Fox News ^ | January 31, 2009

Posted on 01/31/2009 3:38:32 PM PST by Stars&StripesNE

NEW YORK -- Most Republican governors have broken with their GOP colleagues in Congress and are pushing for passage of President Barack Obama's economic aid plan that would send billions to states for education, public works and health care.

Their state treasuries drained by the financial crisis, governors would welcome the money from Capitol Hill, where GOP lawmakers are more skeptical of Obama's spending priorities.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 111th; bailout; bhostimulus; c; economy; gop; jindal; oinkoink; paliin; pork; porkulus; rga; sanford; sarahpalin; stimulus
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1 posted on 01/31/2009 3:38:32 PM PST by Stars&StripesNE
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To: Stars&StripesNE

How do we stop this catastrophe from happening?


2 posted on 01/31/2009 3:39:25 PM PST by Stars&StripesNE (Liberals are the enemy within)
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To: Stars&StripesNE

VOTE THEM OUT!!!


3 posted on 01/31/2009 3:39:27 PM PST by screaminsunshine (f)
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To: Stars&StripesNE

If Palin has her hand out I’m done with her. Period.


4 posted on 01/31/2009 3:39:40 PM PST by LiberConservative
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To: screaminsunshine

We are doomed. These idiots are playing right into Barry’s hand.


5 posted on 01/31/2009 3:41:06 PM PST by Stars&StripesNE (Liberals are the enemy within)
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To: Stars&StripesNE

My Governor is Jenny (the depressionator) Granholm and I’ve written to demand that she oppose it. She won’t but it doesn’t hurt to make our wishes heard.


6 posted on 01/31/2009 3:42:34 PM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: Stars&StripesNE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CFoJuRcjHU&feature=related


7 posted on 01/31/2009 3:43:01 PM PST by mamelukesabre (Give me Liberty or give me something to aim at)
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To: Stars&StripesNE
Look no further than RINOs like SchwartzenKennedy.
8 posted on 01/31/2009 3:43:46 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bail out)
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To: LiberConservative

“The 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, planned to meet in Washington this weekend with Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and other senators to press for her state’s share of the package.”


9 posted on 01/31/2009 3:44:44 PM PST by EveningStar (Socialism in the USA began in 1933. In 2009 it kicked into warp drive.)
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To: Stars&StripesNE

Try Ted Kulongoski on for size, THEN you know what an absolute FAILURE of a Governor is. That’s in Oregon.


10 posted on 01/31/2009 3:45:01 PM PST by Danae (Amerikan Unity My Ass)
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To: Stars&StripesNE

There are huge deficits and they cannot run the states. Regardless this is nothing more than a pork fest. The governors are not voting. And their constituents are not in favor of it. It needs to be challenged and everything deemed “unstimulating” removed.


11 posted on 01/31/2009 3:45:06 PM PST by Lady GOP
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To: LiberConservative

States receive federal money every year so I guess you could say every governor has had his/her hand out every year. I guess there is no one to vote for.


12 posted on 01/31/2009 3:46:10 PM PST by WillT
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To: mamelukesabre

The best we can do is pound the GOP Senators with emails, faxes and phone calls. This has to be STOPPED!!


13 posted on 01/31/2009 3:46:50 PM PST by Stars&StripesNE (Liberals are the enemy within)
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To: Stars&StripesNE

They don’t need a “stimulus.” They need to stop “spreading the wealth” to illegal aliens. So it costs them a few votes, IT’S RIGHT FOR AMERICA!


14 posted on 01/31/2009 3:47:24 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (I wish it was 20 January 2013. I've had enough of this crap already.)
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To: Stars&StripesNE

One important thing to do...

If you live in a state with a Democrat governor, make sure you contact them too. One thing that will turn the tide our way is to achieve bipartisinism among the states governors. We’ve robbed 0bama of an early success...one he wanted badly. If we can achieve it this early, we will be getting closer to the catbird seat.


15 posted on 01/31/2009 3:47:55 PM PST by NeoConfederate
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To: Stars&StripesNE

What the GOP should do is tell Obama they will support it IF Obama changes the plan to make all of the spending contained in the bill into a grant to the states. Then the states can do what they want with it, and every state will get its share. They might even decide to use it to give a tax cut. And the GOP governors would be on board.

Not only that, but if the Dems said NO, then they would be the bad guys. How do you defend the pork laden bill they wrote? Impossible. But turn it into a grant to the states and you don’t need to defend it. Only the state governments would need to defend it.


16 posted on 01/31/2009 3:48:12 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: Stars&StripesNE

A complete and utter collapse of the American government.

If any of you Neo-Confederates were looking for the right time to bail, I doubt these clowns could do much to stop you now.


17 posted on 01/31/2009 3:48:23 PM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: VanDeKoik

335 Million STD education

420 Flu Pandemic Prep

50 Million National Edowment for the Arts

650 Transtion analag to digital TV

200 Million Geological Study_Volcano monitor

600 Million Climate Watching

800 Million Transportation

7.7 Billion to Modernize Federal Buildings

100 Million to Rid homes of lead paint


18 posted on 01/31/2009 3:48:57 PM PST by Lady GOP
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To: NeoConfederate

AGAIN, THE AP GETS IT WRONG AGAIN..
Posted on RedState

Alaska’s Sarah Palin supports the transportation component of the package. I can find no recorded position for Arizona’s new Republican Governor Jan Brewer, but the state assumes enactment of the stimulus package to help close a budget shortfall. Hawaii’s Linda Lingle is anticipating passage as well. Jim Gibbons is characterized in several places as a supporter, though I don’t see a formal statement. Rhode Island’s Don Carcieri ‘has great ways to spend it.’ Mike Rounds (SD) and Jon Huntsman (UT) sound like backers. Tim Pawlenty (MN) says he wouldn’t refuse the money, and John Hoeven (SD) sounds like has plans for the cash, too.

She supports the Infrastructure part of the stimulus package, already on record last week saying that. She wants no part of the rest of it


19 posted on 01/31/2009 3:49:25 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Stars&StripesNE

I’m gonna play doors music non stop until a real conservative is in the whitehouse.


20 posted on 01/31/2009 3:49:57 PM PST by mamelukesabre (Give me Liberty or give me something to aim at)
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To: Brilliant

That sounds reasonable, but highly unlikely. It’s worth a try.


21 posted on 01/31/2009 3:50:12 PM PST by Stars&StripesNE (Liberals are the enemy within)
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To: LiberConservative
"If Palin has her hand out I’m done with her. Period."



"The 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, planned to meet in Washington this weekend with Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and other senators to press for her state's share of the package."

"Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a former member of the House, said he would accept the stimulus money but would have voted against the bill if he were still in Congress. Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, a former chairman of the Republican National Committee, said he wasn't sure whether he would accept the approximately $3 billion his state would be in line for."

It is not clear if she supports the package, or like Jindal is willing to take her share if it passes but opposes it.
22 posted on 01/31/2009 3:50:25 PM PST by rob777 (Personal Responsibility is the Price of Freedom)
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To: Stars&StripesNE
Most Republican governors have broken with their GOP colleagues in Congress and are pushing for passage of President Barack Obama's economic aid plan that would send billions to states for education, public works and health care.

Who are these RINO's?

We need a list.

23 posted on 01/31/2009 3:50:39 PM PST by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at I00 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: Stars&StripesNE
Most Republican governors

you must names them

24 posted on 01/31/2009 3:51:32 PM PST by shielagolden
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To: LiberConservative

Here, this might put your mind at ease.
This is what she wrote her fellow Congressman and Senators

http://www.gov.state.ak.us/pdf/ESLletter_Jan12-2009.pdf

She is after the Infrastructure Component of the bill, nothing else


25 posted on 01/31/2009 3:51:42 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Stars&StripesNE

Dear America:

On behalf of irresponsible Governors and legislators in liberal tax and spend blue states, like the Democratic People’s Republic of CA, NY, NJ....

Let me be the first to thank the rest of you for sending us your money and bailing us out. This will ensure that we can continue to be retarded libs with no consequences.

Thank you.

The Stupid Management


26 posted on 01/31/2009 3:52:33 PM PST by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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To: Stars&StripesNE

There is NO REASON for Republican Governors to lobby the House Republicans...it was going to pass, so why care who votes for it. That’s also virtually the case in the Senate (although a theoretical fillibuster could stop it, but good luck).

So what’s the point...and DO THEY HAVE ANY CLUE as to how much damage they cause the Republican Party by helping the Democrats separate the Republican politicians from their base.

Perhaps the Dems are right when they say that the Republican Party is out of touch...since they obviously are with these governors.

In other words: SHUT UP AND TAKE THE FREEBIES


27 posted on 01/31/2009 3:52:41 PM PST by BobL
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To: Stars&StripesNE

Better headline: Most Republican governors are whores—just negotiating price


28 posted on 01/31/2009 3:53:13 PM PST by lp boonie (Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment)
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To: shielagolden

Yes, and when we get a complete list, it should be sent to Rush immediately.


29 posted on 01/31/2009 3:53:55 PM PST by Stars&StripesNE (Liberals are the enemy within)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
"Alaska budget reserve suffers billion-dollar loss

A change last year in how a key state savings account is invested has yielded nothing but pain so far -- a loss of about $1 billion.

The reason is the stock market meltdown that began last fall. Because Department of Revenue officials plowed a big chunk of the Constitutional Budget Reserve into stocks shortly before the meltdown started, the state suffered the same kind of stinging losses many Americans have experienced in their personal retirement portfolios. Revenue officials, as well as state legislators who encouraged the stock investments in hopes of generating bigger profits, acknowledge their timing was dreadful."

More here:

http://www.adn.com/news/government/story/671129.html

30 posted on 01/31/2009 3:54:18 PM PST by huck von finn
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To: Stars&StripesNE

I bet you’ll find many mayors also want the money flowing their way.


31 posted on 01/31/2009 3:54:24 PM PST by deport
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To: Stars&StripesNE

“Drag a trillion dollars through a Governor’s Office and there’s no telling what you find”


32 posted on 01/31/2009 3:54:36 PM PST by AU72
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To: LiberConservative
If Palin has her hand out I’m done with her. Period.

She's being pummeled by Alaska Democrats for not seeking more money. Don't believe all this propaganda.

Palin, other state leaders at odds over stimulus funds

Lawmakers say there are concerns that Palin is seeking too little federal stimulus money, and Alaska may not get its fair share.
She's only requested $150 million for 4 gasline-related projects and 1 project to upgrade the Kodiak missile battery. Furthermore from the above article:
Palin issued her list on Jan. 12, saying it would not be a good idea to ask for more, and cautioned it was necessary to be "mindful about the effect of the stimulus package on the national debt."
This is just another lame MSM attempt to divide and conquer with Palin as a juicy target with her being in DC this weekend. Don't fall for it. That doesn't mean that a buch of RINO governors don't have their hands out. Unfortunately they do.
33 posted on 01/31/2009 3:55:06 PM PST by Al B.
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To: Stars&StripesNE

But we are not!!! Screw em. T%ime for individual domestic disobedience to the prison masters. I for one do not accept this BS of supposed leadership.


34 posted on 01/31/2009 3:56:33 PM PST by screaminsunshine (f)
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To: Stars&StripesNE
This is why we should have never been voting for RINO’s to “save the seat.” If we want them to govern conservatively or like republicans we need to have some step up and run, we need to support them. This business of we're too conservative to be political activists has got to stop, if we intend to save the nation.
35 posted on 01/31/2009 3:57:01 PM PST by EBH ( Directive 10-289)
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To: Al B.

EXACTLY, people gotta stop falling for this nonsense. Doesn’t mean that other Governors are not after more, I have no idea, but all I know is what Sarah Palin is after, and she has already said last week that she is for the Infrastructure component of the package, which Glenn Beck also said yesterday is very important, its just the rest of the garbage that the bill contains that I and everyone else is against.
Again, read what she wrote to other Senators on the 13th
http://www.gov.state.ak.us/pdf/ESLletter_Jan12-2009.pdf


36 posted on 01/31/2009 3:57:12 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: EveningStar; LiberConservative
"The 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, planned to meet in Washington this weekend with Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and other senators to press for her state’s share of the package."

Bear in mind that the RATs have taken many, many projects that would otherwise receive funding under traditional budget processes and wrapped them into this monstrosity (or so I've heard). After all, part of the scheme to get the 40 years of liberal goodies is to put in essentials, making a no vote a bad risk.

Under those circumstances, it makes sense for ANY governor to seek some clarity for the important stuff. Judge not on the dialog but on what is actually being sought. Trying to protect a pipeline project that is vital not only to Alaska's economy but also the nation is a far cry from Ahnold looking for money to prop up Kalifornia's drunken-sailor spending binge.

Now, if Sarah uses language like Alaska's "fair share", shame on her. But I don't expect that to be the case.

37 posted on 01/31/2009 3:57:35 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Confidential to MSM: "Better Red than Read" is a failed business model.)
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To: Stars&StripesNE

We can’t. The so-called “two parties” (two sides of the same coin) have so maneuvered things that government is no more “of the people”. They can do what they want, whatever benefits them financially, and we can’t do a thing about it. Because too many people in America (I can’t call them Americans, some of them literally aren’t) want just this, hand-outs and bailouts and benefits and entitlements from here to eternity. What I’m wondering is just when the tipping point will be that there aren’t enough producers to tote this load (if it hasn’t already tipped).


38 posted on 01/31/2009 3:57:56 PM PST by mrsmel (Put the Gitmo terrorists near Capitol Hill.)
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To: upchuck; SC Swamp Fox
The most outspoken critic has been South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, who has warned for months of a steep spike in inflation and a severely weakened dollar if Obama's plan passed.

Sanford ping!

What I don't understand is that the concept of cash flow is simple. Either you have it or you don't. If you don't have $1,000 to go on vacation, you don't go on vacation. Not so with an endless tax-based system. If the government doesn't have it, they pick pocket people who are already hurting, raise another tax somewhere, find something new to tax. Create another fine.

There has to be a special place in hell for these people. God bless our Gov. Sanford for standing up to these thieves!

39 posted on 01/31/2009 3:59:18 PM PST by PistolPaknMama (Al-Queda can recruit on college campuses but the US military can't! --FReeper airborne)
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To: Stars&StripesNE

very time you post we need to NAMES them RINO’s””””


40 posted on 01/31/2009 3:59:21 PM PST by shielagolden
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To: NonValueAdded

Yeah its the AP Obama adding the “her share” the AP is so full of crap they can fill hundreds of toilets


41 posted on 01/31/2009 3:59:28 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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The reason why they want stimulus passed?

Check your local newspapers...I live in a small town of about 24,000 and they printed the whole list of pork projects the other day.

The scarey thing is that It had Priorty 1 through Priority 4...they are planning for even more levels of pork.

Governors? They were once the pride of the GOP with innovative and effective policies, incubators of democracy. Now they are beggars at the trough because they REFUSE to make tough decisions of spending cuts.

The leaders of the Party now will be Congressman...things don’t always stay the same, things change. Governors are more like local managers of the all you can eat slough and trough at the mall now.

If there is just one that will lead, that is a person who can rise to great things....alas your beggars instead.


42 posted on 01/31/2009 4:00:28 PM PST by rbmillerjr (Colin Powell types begged for McCain moderates and then voted Democrat.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

So she is in favor of 4% of the bill and is willing to support the other 96% monstrosity?


43 posted on 01/31/2009 4:00:39 PM PST by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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To: VanDeKoik

If it comes to that, count me in. I’d love to live once again in a nation of people who love our God-given liberty and are willing to take the responsibility required to have it.


44 posted on 01/31/2009 4:00:54 PM PST by mrsmel (Put the Gitmo terrorists near Capitol Hill.)
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To: Stars&StripesNE

As far as I have read, my governor, Rick Perry, is against
this bailout.


45 posted on 01/31/2009 4:00:55 PM PST by LUV W (Part of the "Let's Roll" generation!)
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To: Eric Blair 2084

No of course not, look we would all love for this bill to be changed and get rid of all the pork, but the dems control congress, they control the senate, it’s gonna be passed, and since she is for that 4 percent of it, she mind as well try to get it, since it’s gonna be passed anyway, she can’t prevent it from not being passed


46 posted on 01/31/2009 4:02:04 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sarah Barracuda

I give up.


47 posted on 01/31/2009 4:03:24 PM PST by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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To: Stars&StripesNE

Vote them out. They should be cutting their budgets and workforce. They need to cancel unfilled positions many state and local governments purposely overstate the number of positions just to make budget requests bigger. We have to live within our means what don’t these bureaucrats not understand? We need to take Uncle Sam’s credit card away from them and throw it into a furnace and burn it. If we have any luck many of them will dive in after it and save us the unsavory business of dealing with them again.


48 posted on 01/31/2009 4:03:35 PM PST by Maelstorm (There is no pleasing those who believe themselves only short of sitting on the right hand of God.)
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To: lp boonie
Better headline: Most Republican governors are whores—just negotiating price

I'd amend it one more time, to most Republicans in office/leadership. You're exactly right, they're all whores, the only question is the price. A lot of them are even cheap whores. They sell at the first offer.
49 posted on 01/31/2009 4:05:42 PM PST by mrsmel (Put the Gitmo terrorists near Capitol Hill.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

They need to stop spending and growing government period. Government needs to be trimmed down to a core that can be sustained with little growth. It is time for them to learn where the line is.


50 posted on 01/31/2009 4:06:38 PM PST by Maelstorm (There is no pleasing those who believe themselves only short of sitting on the right hand of God.)
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