GOP Gov Who Rejected Stimulus Money Wants Loan
Just as Mark Sanford rejected stimulus money because he’s so fiscally responsible, Texas Governor Rick Perry tried to sure up his conservative street cred by turning stimulus money down. Now he’s approaching DC with a tin cup.
Now that the state is dire straits, however, Perry is asking the federal government for a loan to cover the very expenses the rejected stimulus money would have paid for.
Democratic legislators know why rejecting the money in the first place only to later ask for a loan is bad for the state.
“That $555 million would that would have come with the stimulus money wouldn’t have to be paid back to the federal government, and that would have saved business taxpayers money for the next 20 years,” said Democratic State Rep. Mark Strama, according to News 8 Austin.Click here for reuse options!
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