Governors caught in debate over stimu...

Governors caught in debate over stimulus funds

There are 2 comments on the Connecticut Post story from Feb 21, 2009, titled Governors caught in debate over stimulus funds. In it, Connecticut Post reports that:

The nation's governors Saturday welcomed money heading their way from President Obama's economic stimulus plan, but said it was only a down payment on improving dire fiscal conditions in their states.

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Jack

Woodbridge, CT

#1 Feb 22, 2009
Quote: said it was ONLY a down payment on improving dire fiscal conditions in their states.: end quote (emphasis mine).

ONLY...I see very clearly that these governors are all united in NOT laying off any state employees (or just a token number) AND wanting more handouts. It seems that their game plan is all about gearing up for the next election when the only people that will vote for the incumbents are those whose jobs are directly tied to government since they realize who they owe their jobs to. And any opposition is very likely to be someone who is in favor of layoffs (hopefully). Let the chips fall where they may cause we taxpayers really do NOT have short memories about who is responsible for this mess, and what the incumbents did NOT do to resolve it. LETS CLEAN HOUSE IN A WHOLESALE WAY AMERICA; a whole new crowd of elected officials could NOT possibly be any worse than what we have now.
the future is not ours

Shelton, CT

#2 Feb 22, 2009
This stimulus plan sounds a lot like a sub-prime mortgage. Who knows what the hidden costs will be?

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