One of the stipulations the Liberals have laid out in the stimulus legislation that is going for a vote. Word still is, that the House will vote today and the Senate will vote tomorrow.
SEC. 1607. (a) CERTIFICATION BY GOVERNOR — Not later than 45 days after the date of enactment of this Act, for funds provided to any State or agency thereof, the Governor of the State shall certify that: 1) the State request and use funds provided by this Act , and; 2) funds be used to create jobs and promote economic growth.
(b) ACCEPTANCE BY STATE LEGISLATURE — If funds provided to any State in any division of this Act are not accepted for use by the Governor, then acceptance by the State legislature, by means of the adoption of a concurrent resolution, shall be sufficient to provide funding to such State.
This is just “OH SO WRONG” on many levels. Many states such as Oklahoma have been fiscally responsible and made sure their states “Rainy Day” funds were adequate to offset any recession. The state of Wisconsin has 15 old schools that are not being used, and due to diminishing enrollments, they have said there is no need for them to be rebuilt or even remodeled, but the Federal Govt is saying to them, wait a minute, that is not “OUR PLAN” and thus $9 billion was put back into the bill this week to force states like Wisconsin to mandate construction that is not needed.
While the liberals and the White House claim ALL ear-marks have been removed, there is the $1 billion added back in for Pelosi’s STD program aka “Prevention and Wellness” programs. Also added back in is the $2 billion for ACORN, who is still under federal investigation, and who’s actions as a thug promoter of sub-prime home loans that started the whole mess of the housing crisis.
Also, forget that immediate relief of tax cuts for small businesses and the everyday working “Joe”. Every tax cut/incentive that had previously included “2008” has been removed. Well, unless you are “BIG” business such as GM that gave millions to liberals in campaign donations.
So, Congresswonam Herseth-Sandlin, where is the fiscal responsibility you boast of here? I and millions of others are confused, so please explain the above mentioned as well as the dozens of other ear-marks in this bill that will lead to balanced budgets by 2012. Even your own Congressional finance experts do not agree with you…
Now while the liberals claimed to have worked with the conservatives, as soon as the door was closed and the conservatives were out of the room they went back to work to strip nearly every responsible change made to this non-stimulus bill.
The fact of the matter is, is that we are going to somehow have to swallow this bitter pill. It is clear that liberal heads are swollen with “GREED” touting “We won, Conservatives have no say”.
We are going to have a very long road ahead, so keep those calls to DC going!!!
2 Peter 2: 2-3 ~ Many will follow their shameful ways and will bring the way of truth into disrepute. In their greed these teachers will exploit you with stories they have made up. Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping.