Skip to comments.Governors’ Fight Over Stimulus May Define G.O.P. (Schwarzenegger: "I take it")
Posted on 02/22/2009 4:04:44 PM PST by Syncro
Governors Fight Over Stimulus May Define G.O.P.
WASHINGTON Republican governors split sharply over the weekend over how to respond to the economic crisis, a debate whose outcome will go a long way toward shaping how the national party redefines itself in the wake of its election defeats of recent years.
While the $787 billion stimulus bill might help avert draconian budget cuts by deeply stressed states, Republican governors clashed over just how much of the stimulus money to accept. And governors of both parties said that they did not expect to see signs of recovery until late this year or early 2010.
For some mostly Democrats but also a few prominent moderate Republicans the bill represents an admittedly imperfect but desperately needed infusion of cash that will help them avert thousands of layoffs.
For others predominantly conservative Southern Republicans the flaws partly outweigh the benefits. And for those with presidential aspirations, the strong stance in opposition to the Obama administration may be seen as a way to stand out and stake a claim to leadership.
Another group of Republican governors, including possible contenders for the 2012 presidential nomination, have denounced the stimulus as a bloated behemoth. A handful of them caused a stir by saying they would turn down some of the federal money.
Mr. Schwarzenegger said in response to South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, who also said he would reject a portion of the stimulus money: I take it, because we in California can need it.
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I take it, because we in California can need it.You can need it? LOL.
Charlie Crist is more than willing to take the money the government is stealing from my grandchildren.
What makes them think that Arnold is thought to be a Republican anymore?
What does arney give a fig about?
He ain’t gonna run again anyway.
And at this point he isn’t popular enough to get elected dog catcher.
This guy has to hate life, with his wife skelator kennedy.
The chairman of the governors association, Edward G. Rendell of Pennsylvania, a Democrat, said he had not seen any hint of a recovery, not yet.Come back after this "recovery" tanks big time and you can say that again.
I added the vacation thingie.
F E S --- Fast Eddy Sux !
It successfully separates the RINOs from the true conservatives from within the GOP.
There is not enough money to fix what the Rats did to Pennsylvania.
Wait a minute! Did they just call Schwarznegger a Republican???
In the case of Ahnold, it would be Terminator Limits...
We need to sacrifice so the magic negro can take and give some more of my money to those who didn’t earn nor deserve it?