From The New York Times:
WASHINGTON — With the Senate poised to take a first test vote on a jobs bill, governors said Sunday that they still needed assistance from the federal government but urged Congress to focus more on creating jobs in the private sector.
Governors were sharply divided on the merits of the $787 billion economic stimulus bill adopted by Congress last year with strong support from President Obama. And their differences colored their views on proposals for another round of job-creating legislation.
A handful of Republicans, including Gov. Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota, denounced the 2009 law.
It was largely a “waste of money that is now sustaining government at a time when we need to be shrinking government,” Mr. Pawlenty said on the NBC program “Meet the Press.”
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(From top clockwise: President Obama, Governor Tim Timmeh! Pawlenty, Governor Jim OMG-I-Look-Like-Larry-Craig’s-Little-Brother! Douglas, Governor Gary Homophobe Herbert, Governor Ahhhhhnold, Governor Haley Oink-Oink Barbour)
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From The Washington Post (January 30th):
The unanimous vote by House Republicans against President Obama’s stimulus plan provided an early indication that the GOP hopes to regain power by becoming the champion of small government, a reputation many felt slipped away during the high-spending Bush years.
“House Republicans said we would stand up for American taxpayers at this time of economic hardship for our nation. And last night, standing together, that’s exactly what we did,” House Minority Leader John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) wrote yesterday in a memo to his colleagues that was released to reporters. “I am proud of our team.”
Republicans credited their leadership team for keeping them united in the demand for more tax cuts and less spending in the bill, providing a boost for Boehner, who three months ago faced questions about whether he could retain his position as House Republicans were headed for another election marked by heavy losses.
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Uh-oh! Not so fast with the high fives!
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