Thursday, February 19, 2009

Has The Revolution Begun?

Now that we are all being stimulated up the wazoo (yeee-ouch!), a few state governors are starting to think this may not be such a grand idea. They're considering NOT accepting the "stimulus" money. How AWESOME is that? I've heard it's 10 states for sure, possibly as many as 20, but the article I found only mentions 6 (Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Alaska, South Carolina and Idaho). One other story I heard on the radio is that New Hampshire and a few others aren't accepting any money AT ALL, but I can't find a source. If this is all true, this could truly be someting amazing: the States finally standing up to the Federal government and saying "NO." That would change the face of our nation. And check out what The Hair himself said:
"My concern is there's going to be commitments attached to it that are a mile long," said Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who considered rejecting some of the money but decided Wednesday to accept it. "We need the freedom to pick and choose. And we need the freedom to say 'No thanks."'

Of course, he later accepted the money, but for The Hair to even consider something like that is nothing short of a miracle.


JDTapp said...

Texas and Alaska have budget surpluses (oil). Idaho, North Dakota, a few others are also not in deficit yet.

Bobby Jindal and Louisiana is another story (i'll have to look up the numbers later). But, he's running for President in '12 and that's probably why.

Joey said...

I heard on the radio that state legislators could have vetoed Perry's refusal, which is why he gave in, since it would've happened anyway.

I am also interested about the many states that are filing state sovereignty bills. Although it's sad that the government has to be reminded about the 10th amendment. Part of me thinks maybe the solution to all this madness is seeing states standing up for themselves, dare I say even secession.