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GOP governors consider turning down stimulus money

By Melinda Deslatte

Associated Press Writer

Posted: 02/19/2009 06:37:07 AM MST

BATON ROUGE, La. » A handful of Republican governors are considering turning down some money from the federal stimulus package, a move opponents say puts conservative ideology ahead of the needs of constituents struggling with record foreclosures and soaring unemployment….

Yep, if Jay Nixon (D) wasn’t governor at this point we’d be in a world of hurt because, you know, like many other right wingnuts Missouri House Speaker Ron Richard (r) has a problem with the stimulus:

Missouri GOP not sold on stimulus

Republican leaders decry much-debated package at annual Lincoln Day.

Chad Livengood • News-Leader • February 8, 2009

…House Speaker Ron Richard, R-Joplin, suggested Missouri reject any federal bailout money and “just send it on back” to Washington.

“We could do that,” Richard told about 225 Republicans at the annual event at the University Plaza Hotel…

But you won’t, will you? Because we’re lucky enough to have a Democrat in the governor’s mansion who isn’t an idiot, much unlike that hypocritical republican queen of federal largess and earmarks in Alaska or those right wingnut republican base pandering fools in Idaho, Louisiana, South Carolina, and Texas.