Wednesday, July 15, 2009

If You Don't Want It...

Senator Kyl says that the stimulus isn't doing any good, and that we should just cancel the rest of it. The Obama administration says, fine, we'll let Arizona cancel the rest of its incoming funds if that's what they want. After all, we don't want to burden you with the rest of this useless money.

Kyl maintains this year's stimulus law isn't working as advertised and argues that taxpayers shouldn't have to stay on the hook for money that hasn't been spent or won't be spent until years from now.

On Monday, four Obama Cabinet secretaries sent letters to Republican Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer asking if she, too, wanted to shut off the spigot of federal stimulus cash.

“I believe the stimulus has been very effective in creating job opportunities throughout the country,” Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood wrote to Brewer. “However, if you prefer to forfeit the money we are making available to the state, as Senator Kyl suggests, please let me know.”


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