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White House turns up heat on Arizona senator
apnews ^ | 7/14/09 | JOAN LOWY

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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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: heat; house; turns; white
The Chicago way.
1 posted on 07/14/2009 7:47:29 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: SumProVita; HardStarboard; BradyLS; Ernest_at_the_Beach; dervish; Twotone; Free ThinkerNY; ...

The list, ping


2 posted on 07/14/2009 7:47:53 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Nice little state you got there, be a shame if anything
was to happen to it, eh?


3 posted on 07/14/2009 7:48:57 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Nachum

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.


4 posted on 07/14/2009 7:54:27 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: Nachum

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.


5 posted on 07/14/2009 7:54:56 PM PDT by callisto (It's the three T' s: Too Many Taxes, Trillions in Debt, and Transparency)
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To: tet68

Nothing like being bribed with your own money.


6 posted on 07/14/2009 7:55:11 PM PDT by Patrick1 (I'm not calling in sick; I'm calling in gone!)
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To: Nachum
Ok so I'm forced to choose between an anti-American socialist with Marxist sympathies and his Chicago thugs vs. Kyl, the hypocritical scumbag who railed against earmarks but asked for $118 million in earmarks.

Hmmm, I'm going to have to side with Kyl, the hypocritical earmarking scumbag on this one.

7 posted on 07/14/2009 7:55:16 PM PDT by exist
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To: Nachum

obamanomics.


8 posted on 07/14/2009 7:55:51 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Nachum

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.


9 posted on 07/14/2009 7:56:17 PM PDT by exit82 (Sarah Palin is President No. 45. Get behind her, GOP, or get out of the way.)
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To: Nachum

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?


10 posted on 07/14/2009 7:56:33 PM PDT by G Larry (Obamacare = Dying in Line)
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To: Nachum

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.


11 posted on 07/14/2009 7:59:17 PM PDT by MontaniSemperLiberi
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi
I remember that they’ve done this overt before but can’t remember when.

I can't ever remember it being like this in my lifetime.

12 posted on 07/14/2009 8:00:49 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

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.


13 posted on 07/14/2009 8:01:24 PM PDT by FreeInWV (Have you had enough change yet?)
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To: G Larry
You have NO LINE ITEM VETO!

If Congress plays along, he does. It doesn't have to be codified into law for that to happen.

14 posted on 07/14/2009 8:02:39 PM PDT by squidly
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To: Nachum

Where’s the OTHER Senator from AZ? The one who frequently calls Zero & Company, “My Friends.”


15 posted on 07/14/2009 8:04:53 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist ("President Obama, your agenda is not new, it's not change, and it's not hope" - Rush Limbaugh 02/28)
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To: Nachum

This proves that its all PORK!


16 posted on 07/14/2009 8:05:08 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (The beginning of the O'Bummer administration looks a lot like the end of the Nixon administration)
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To: Hildy

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.


17 posted on 07/14/2009 8:08:18 PM PDT by McGavin999 (How's that change old Hopey Dope promised you working out?)
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To: Nachum

Call their bluff.


18 posted on 07/14/2009 8:08:57 PM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: Nachum

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!!!!

Just Damn!!!


19 posted on 07/14/2009 8:09:39 PM PDT by Jeffrey_D. (veritas odium parit)
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To: CPT Clay

Brilliant! Give AZ politicians $$$, then threaten to take it away if Senator tries to give it back.

This is a form of blackmail!


20 posted on 07/14/2009 8:10:52 PM PDT by whitedog57
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To: squidly

The outrage needs more MSM coverage.

Imagine what the MSM would say if a Republican attempted this kind of blackmail?


21 posted on 07/14/2009 8:11:16 PM PDT by G Larry (Obamacare = Dying in Line)
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To: CPT Clay; Nachum

Kyl needs to publicly identify who threatened him and the nature of the threat.


22 posted on 07/14/2009 8:13:53 PM PDT by Enterprise (When they come for your guns and ammo, give them the ammo first.)
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To: McGavin999

I say we do exactly what you are suggesting starting on Labor Day, 2009 and extending to Veterans' Day, to commemorate 9/12 the Day of Resistance. No tax money to the government for at least a month.

23 posted on 07/15/2009 11:12:52 AM PDT by TenthAmendmentChampion (Be prepared for tough times. FReepmail me to learn about our survival thread!)
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To: Enterprise

The White HOuse is blatantly bragging about this:

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, one of two Republicans in Obama’s cabinet, made no attempt to conceal his needling.

Kyl “publicly questioned whether the stimulus is working and stated that he wants to cancel projects that aren’t presently under way,” LaHood wrote Brewer. “If you prefer to forfeit the money we are making available to your state, as Senator Kyl suggests, please let me know.”

LaHood noted in the letter that at least $520.9 million of the $48 billion for transportation projects under the economic recovery act are intended for Arizona projects, including transit projects in Phoenix.

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Arizona would lose $45 million for 500 single-family housing loans if projects not already under way were canceled.

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan said the state would forfeit $73 million his department oversees, including $22 million for homeless programs.

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, a Westerner who formerly served with Kyl in the Senate, didn’t mention the Arizonan by name in his letter, but referred to “some key Republican leaders in Congress.” He said the state would lose $60 million for Bureau of Indian Education schools, among other money.


24 posted on 07/15/2009 11:15:24 AM PDT by TenthAmendmentChampion (Be prepared for tough times. FReepmail me to learn about our survival thread!)
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To: G Larry

“The outrage needs more MSM coverage.”

Do you have any idea what kind of coverage they would give of this? They would put horns and a tail on Kyl and interview people who he had starved.


25 posted on 07/15/2009 11:19:51 AM PDT by Luke21
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To: Hildy
If people aren’t scared by all of this, we deserve the fate we’re about to experience.

I'm scared - have been for a while.

He's destroying our Country. Will we fight for it? The heat's turning up real high. Real high.

Yes, I'm scared.

26 posted on 07/15/2009 11:20:02 AM PDT by Principled (Get the capital back! NRST!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What can a state do to fight this?

Something like the Cook fellow - assert that 0 has no legal authority to withhold funds b/c he isn’t really the president?

Paging Orly Taitz.


27 posted on 07/15/2009 11:22:10 AM PDT by Principled (Get the capital back! NRST!)
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To: TenthAmendmentChampion
LaHood noted in the letter that at least $520.9 million of the $48 billion for transportation projects under the economic recovery act are intended for Arizona projects, including transit projects in Phoenix.

Which create NO long-term production jobs.

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Arizona would lose $45 million for 500 single-family housing loans if projects not already under way were canceled.

Which create NO long-term production jobs.

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan said the state would forfeit $73 million his department oversees, including $22 million for homeless programs.

Which create NO long-term production jobs.

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, a Westerner who formerly served with Kyl in the Senate, didn’t mention the Arizonan by name in his letter, but referred to “some key Republican leaders in Congress.” He said the state would lose $60 million for Bureau of Indian Education schools, among other money.

Which create NO long-term production jobs.

28 posted on 07/15/2009 11:26:55 AM PDT by houeto (Defang the FEDGOV. Repeal the 17th!)
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi
"I remember that they’ve done this overt before but can’t remember when."

DOT Highway funds are a common cudgel used against individual states that don't want to go along to get along. This is how the fedgov has managed to insinuate itself into legal drinking age, speed limits, intoxication limits, etc. They're still based on laws passed by the state, but the states are told, "Unless you raise the drinking age....etc."

29 posted on 07/15/2009 11:31:49 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Nachum

Thugocracy is what we have now.....


30 posted on 07/15/2009 11:33:25 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Hildy

The sanctuary city, democratic mayor of Phoenix, is having a hissy-fit. I don’t think all of Arizona is in lock step with that guy..... the AZ Republic is so off the left it isn’t even funny — how did it ever get so out of step with most of the state of Arizona.


31 posted on 07/15/2009 11:38:20 AM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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