That way, it will reduce the amount needed, it will keep them from whining so much and then they can cut the taxes in their states and we will see who benefits the most. Look at what two of these cry baby Rethuglicans had to say recently:
'We need some help'
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a former member of the House, said he would accept the stimulus money but would have voted against the bill if he were still in Congress. Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, a former chairman of the Republican National Committee, said he wasn't sure whether he would accept the approximately $3 billion his state would be in line for.
"Yes, we need some help and we appreciate the help," Barbour said in an interview. "But I don't know about the details and the strings attached to tell you if I'll take all of it or not."
We sure wouldn't want to force anything on them. So, Haley, next time a hurricane comes through, you just take care of it yourself. Cause if there are strings or details you don't know about, we sure don't want to bother you with all those things and you might have to answer questions and it might be too much for your feeble little brain.
And, Bobby, if you would vote against it in Congress, then it must not be for you as Governor, even with all the money involved to help you finish the Katrina recovery that you never got from your hero Bush. But, that's ok. You voted against it. Well, you would have, so we just won't give you any money.
That brings us to Tim Pawlenty, from Minnesota. Well, gee Tim, you would think after having 1 bridge collapse into the Mississippi River you would be glad to get some of this infrastructure money just to make sure it doesn't happen again. But, no, you say you don't want any money. So, ok... we will just pass you by then.
Keep that money for someone else. I am sure there are several other states that could use it. California for instance. Arnold isn't quite that proud, he knows he needs help and isn't afraid to admit and ask for it.
Now, the biggest jerk in the box so far. Mark Sanford from South Carolina. Chairman of the Republican Governor's Association is unhappy because not all of the governors are rejecting the money. What part of "we need this to help us in the budget shortfall" does he not get? Here is what he had to say:
"It's incumbent on me as one of the nation's governors to speak out against what I believe is ultimately incredibly harmful to the economy, to taxpayers and to the worth of the U.S. dollar," Sanford said in an interview. "This plan is a huge mistake and is going to prolong and deepen this recession."
These same rethuglicans were nowhere to be found the last 8 years when some of them were in congress and were passing the budgets that Bush wanted that got us to the point that our deficit grew to over 1 trillion dollars. Where were they when Bush lied to get us into a war and then cut taxes which was unprecedented. How were we supposed to pay for that war by cutting taxes??
They have cut taxes at least two times in the last 8 years and it didn't help our economy. The so called Reaganomics or trickle down of the last 20 years or so of cutting taxes on the wealthy and letting the money fall to the poor has just not worked at all. That has been proven over and over.
Yet, that is the only real solution the Republican's seem to have. They sent around their plan the other day that I posted here, and that's all it was, tax cut after tax cut which meant nothing. I could make no sense of it.
Yesterday, in the response to the President's weekly address, Sen. McConnell again stated:
"Next, in order to get money into the economy quickly, Republicans would cut income tax rates for working Americans right away. The federal government currently imposes a 10% tax on married couples for income up to $16,700. Republicans would cut that rate in half, putting about $500 into the pocket of every working family. Income between $16,700 and $67,900 is now taxed at 15%. Republicans would cut that rate to 10%. This would put another $1,100 into the pockets of working couples. Single filers would get similar rate reductions. But either way, everyone who works and pays income tax would see an immediate increase in pay."
See, tax cuts... but at least this time it is for the lower incomes. But isn't that what our President's plan has been all along? So where did they get this brilliant idea?? But of course they want to claim it for their own.
Awww, no one wants to listen to them. They have been treated so badly, that big old mean Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid just won't play by their rules and let them have their way any more. It's just not fair. They are just going to pull up their pants, take their marbles and go home to their mansions and pout and cry.
So, I say let them. Let them go home! Let them sit in the corner! Let them stay by themselves and answer to their homies why they have no jobs, no money in the state coffers, nothing, because the stimulus bill passed but they didn't get anything. Because they were too busy pouting.