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Republicans Would Be Catastrophic For The Country

The House just passed a bill to make sure states received $26 billion in funding. The funding was to make sure that Seniors didn’t experience cuts in Medicare and that teachers, firefighters and cops, among others, weren’t laid off in mass. The bill was completely paid for with cuts, which shouldn’t have been the case for emergency funding like this. 

Two Republicans voted for the bill

16 out of 23 Republican Governors signed a letter through the National Governors association asking for Congress to provide this funding for their states. And they couldn’t get more than two Republicans out of 178 Republicans to vote for it. They all voted no in the most nihilistic fashion possible because they knew that House Democrats would do all of their hard work. Is there any real question whether Republicans want unemployment to stay high?

If Republican governors can’t get Republicans in Congress to do what’s good for the country, who can? Is there any doubt that a Republican takeover of the house would be catastrophic for the country.

The Republican governors who asked for state funding were:

Governor Haley Barbour
Mississippi

Governor Mitch Daniels
Indiana

Governor Sean Parnell
Alaska

Governor Chris Christie
New Jersey

Governor Robert F. McDonnell
Virginia

Governor James H. Douglas
Vermont

Governor Sonny Perdue
Georgia

Governor Donald L. Carcieri
Rhode Island

Governor Jim Gibbons
Nevada

Governor Bob Riley
Alabama

Governor M. Michael Rounds
South Dakota

Governor M. Jodi Rell
Connecticut

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
California

Governor Charlie Christ
Florida

Governor Mark Parkinson
Kansas

Governor Dave Heineman
Nebraska

Governor Linda Lingle
Hawaii

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