Remember last year when Obama's stimulus passed, a few fiscally responsible Republican governors refused part of the money on the grounds that it tied the states in to long-term debt and was only giving them money for the first year or two and they were crucified for "playing politics" and not looking out for the poor people in their state?!
Well guess who was right?!
The states that accepted ALL of the stimulus money are now finding out the hard way what the fiscally responsible governors knew all along--that it wasn't worth taking extra money for 2010-11 when it will leave your state on the hook for 2012 and beyond!
Your thoughts?! (since I have to ask a question)
Answer by mancosmomma at 9:59 AM on Jan. 2, 2010
Answer by LoriKeet at 9:30 AM on Jan. 2, 2010
Answer by LoriKeet at 9:33 AM on Jan. 2, 2010
Good point, the economy is not bouncing back and I do live in one of the worse states right now. I see no recovery here in the next year. The Governor of my state will not be seeking re-election, and of course this means nothing will be any better and since she is on the way out and a new Governor has to pick up the pieces here, and who knows how long the recovery will take.
Answer by tyme4me2day at 10:26 AM on Jan. 2, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 10:29 AM on Jan. 2, 2010
And my state was in the front of the line with hand held wide!!!! NC is one of the heaviest taxed states on the Eastern Seaboard and our wonderful governor just added to that burden. It makes me want to hurl sometimes.
Answer by jesse123456 at 10:59 AM on Jan. 2, 2010
what? no sweet response yet? lol
ONLY if I can be proven wrong (which isn't going to happen on this one)....so its unlikely to be worth the effort! Afterall there's no fun in agreeing with someone whose ideology is VASTLY different from yours, now is there?! LOL
SOME people only choose to battle the unimportant issues or alleged "facts!" LOL
Answer by LoriKeet at 11:45 AM on Jan. 2, 2010
Answer by yourspecialkid at 1:00 PM on Jan. 2, 2010
Answer by BlueCollarMama at 3:20 PM on Jan. 2, 2010
Anyone with a brain knew someone had to pay for this stimulus. My state was one of the smart ones that did not take stimulus money we are still hurting but it is something we can recover from and we have not had the job losses here like other states. In my town unemployment is only at 4.2 percent up a bit since we were at 3.5 percent last year. The state did cut the budget by 10 percent but it could be so much worse. Glad we had a Governor and state congress with actual brain cells. Our state taxes have always been a bit on the high side but we have great schools and the money is actually spent in good ways. Obama and many of his followers in the Congress will be booted as soon as they can be they took a big problem and turned it into a disaster.
Answer by Anonymous at 3:26 PM on Jan. 2, 2010