Skip to comments.White House turns up heat on Arizona senator
Posted on 07/14/2009 7:47:29 PM PDT by Nachum
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is firing back at Sen. Jon Kyl for calling for an end to economic stimulus spending, and they're aiming for where it hurts the most - at home in Arizona.
The White House on Tuesday released letters from four cabinet secretaries to Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, a Republican, citing Kyl's comments and outlining transportation, housing, Indian education and other projects in his home state they said would be eliminated if the senator has his way.
Kyl, the No. 2 Senate GOP leader, has said the stimulus spending hasn't succeeded in boosting the economy and that it's adding to the deficit. He's suggested on his Senate Web site and in interviews that spending not already allocated be halted
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Nice little state you got there, be a shame if anything
was to happen to it, eh?
But it works..and it’s headline news thanks to the state run media. If people aren’t scared by all of this, we deserve the fate we’re about to experience.
RULE 12: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions.
Nothing like being bribed with your own money.
Hmmm, I'm going to have to side with Kyl, the hypocritical earmarking scumbag on this one.
And they are doing the Chicago thug thing with OUR money.
How is this not extortion—do as we want or we cut you off from the money teat?
Democrats are the enemy of freedom.
And the reset button needs to be pushed for DC.
Mr. President, YOU do NOT decide what is funded and what is not!
You have NO LINE ITEM VETO!
What kind of dictatorship do you think you’re running when you threaten to single out an individual Senator for not cooperating with your agenda?
Blackmail. Live by the pork, die by the pork.
I remember that they’ve done this overt before but can’t remember when. I’m not talking about how they said if a state didn’t take the stimulus that they would just give it to other states but something directed at one person.
I can't ever remember it being like this in my lifetime.
Sarah saw the writing on the wall. She knew he would retaliate against Alaska if she didn’t play his game. Now he has little leverage over her.
If Congress plays along, he does. It doesn't have to be codified into law for that to happen.
Where’s the OTHER Senator from AZ? The one who frequently calls Zero & Company, “My Friends.”
This proves that its all PORK!
The people of Arizona should respond by going in to work tomorrow and upping our exemptions from 2 to 3 up to 25. Bambi wants to keep our own tax money and give it to OTHER states we can fix that by not sending in federal money until April 15th.
Call their bluff.
I can’t believe there are no “high crimes or misdemeanors” by now.
Where are our reps? When do we say enough?
Something must be done before it’s too late!!!!
Brilliant! Give AZ politicians $$$, then threaten to take it away if Senator tries to give it back.
This is a form of blackmail!