FL and TX used Federal Stimulus money to balance their budgets, while complaining about the stimulus at the same time. I'm sure the rest did the same, but won't bother to look.
""NEW YORK (CNNMoney)-- Texas Gov. Rick Perry likes to tell Washington to stop meddling in state affairs. He vocally opposed the Obama administration's 2009 stimulus program to spur the economy and assist cash-strapped states.
Perry also likes to trumpet that his state balanced its budget in 2009, while keeping billions in its rainy day fund.
But he couldn't have done that without a lot of help from ... guess where? Washington.
Turns out Texas was the state that depended the most on those very stimulus funds to plug nearly 97% of its shortfall for fiscal 2010, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.
Even budget deficits are bigger in Texas
Texas, which crafts a budget every two years, was facing a $6.6 billion shortfall for its 2010-2011 fiscal years. It plugged nearly all of that deficit with $6.4 billion in Recovery Act money, allowing it to leave its $9.1 billion rainy day fund untouched.
"Stimulus was very helpful in getting them through the last few years," said Brian Sigritz, director of state fiscal studies for the National Association of State Budget Officers, said of Texas.
Even as Perry requested the Recovery Act money, he railed against it. On the very same day he asked for the funds, he set up a petition titled "No Government Bailouts."
"Join our fight and add your voice to a growing list of several thousand Americans who are fed up with this irresponsible spending that threatens our future," Perry wrote on his blog on Feb. 18, 2009.""
As usual, you're full of shit, Waxturd.
But it proves a balanced budget can be done and it proves lily's scoffing about the fed doing it is not logical, nutjob. So what if it's only 20%- that is not an insignificant percentage, unless you are a mindless nutcase like you are.
Actually, in Connecticut, we have a balanced budget amendment, so there is one more state. The caveat is the being a Democrat state, the corrupt Democrats simply ignore the amendment and find ways to subvert the constitution.
You are a moron, nutcular nutcase.