Thursday, February 19, 2009

Just Say NO

Several Governors are considering rejection of the stimulus money from Washington, D.C.
Though none has outright rejected the money available for education, health care and infrastructure, 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.

"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.'"
Government money = Strings attached.

Just like in real life, you just have to refuse the help from your parents if you want to be a free adult.

Are you listening Governor Rell? What will the Feds expect CT do in exchange for the billions?

Elected officials must surely understand that there is no such thing as a free lunch.

Will every Governor (and their legislatures) in this country be an accomplice in the eventual hyperinflation that this monetized legislation will produce?

Will every Governor (and their legislatures) be accountable to our children and grandchildren and their children who will have to pay for this legislation?

Will every Governor (and their legislatures) be accountable when this Federal money grows government to even larger unsustainable proportions?

Cut the spending and shrink government now - that is the answer to this problem.

Who has the guts to say NO?