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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Big Win for the Anti-Stimulus Governors

The AP is just now reporting:
In an important victory for the nation's governors, the White House is acknowledging that state legislatures across the country can't wrest control of $48.6 billion made available under the new federal stimulus law to help states cope with their budgets.

White House budget chief Peter Orszag says there is no provision in the stimulus law for state lawmakers to accept that money without approval by the governor. South Carolina's Republican governor, Mark Sanford, has said he may decline more than $700 million in stimulus money because the White House won't let him spend the money to pay down his state's debt.

Orszag wrote in a letter to Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., that Sanford controls those purse strings. The White House also urged Congress to change the law to avoid what it called unfortunate and unintended consequences.

STEWARD is working to obtain Director Orszag's letter and will post it as soon as possible.

1 comment:

  1. three biggest crooks congress senate and the new president. we are doomed if we do not get the people together and demand more because they are selling us out to the highest bidder who will give the crooks the most so far china is in the lead wake america we can beat them at there on game if we wake up and start getting in there face and hold them accountable the laws are for them to even if they think they are above the law we really need to keep the presure on all of them so that they are looking over there shoulder knowing we are watching them thank you dave brown