"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality." --Bishop Desmond Tutu

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Cat Fud

Like Gary Larson's hopeful dog in the cartoon, I really hope these Republican governors do reject the stimulus money. I really hope they put ideology ahead of necessity. It won't be long until the torches and pitchforks come out.
A handful of Republican governors are considering turning down some money from the federal stimulus package, a move opponents say puts conservative ideology ahead of the needs of constituents struggling with record foreclosures and soaring unemployment.
Living in the Conservative echo chamber has deafened these idiots to the pain of their constituents. How arrogant to put ideology ahead of the people they're supposed to be helping.
[The] governors of Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Alaska, South Carolina and Idaho have all questioned whether the $787 billion bill signed into law this week will even help the economy.
Of course, they all have reasons to consider rejecting the money. Selfish, narrow-minded reasons. But I suppose they're reasons...
U.S. Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., the No. 3 House Democrat, said the governors — some of whom are said to be eyeing White House bids in 2012 — are putting their own interests first.

"No community or constituent should be denied recovery assistance due to their governor's political ideology or political aspirations," Clyburn said Wednesday.
If these governors truly believe that this money won't help their states, then I say they should "man up" and reject it. Don't be a chickenshit, reject the money that you doubt will help anything. Come on, don't dither about it. Turn it down.

I dare you... I double-dog dare you...

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