Obama asks governors to help design economic recovery plan

During Barack Obama’s meeting Tuesday morning with the nation’s governors, the President-elect called for bipartisan cooperation and asked for help in designing an economic recovery plan: “…if we’re listening to our governors, we’ll not only be doing what’s right for our states, we’ll be doing what’s right for our country. That’s how we’ll grow our economy — from the bottom-up. And that’s how we’ll put America on the path to long-term prosperity.” Read the rest of the piece by Liz Sidoti at Townhall.com.

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  1. Submitted by Bernice Vetsch on 12/02/2008 - 11:53 am.

    Obama should refuse any such funds to the state of a governor who buys into the no-new-taxes fallacious fiscal folly UNTIL that governor returns his/her state to a progressive income tax.
    In addition to Pawlenty, the “guilty” governors can be identified at Grover Norquist’s web side, Americans for Tax Reform (www.atr.org).

    Thousands of well-to-do Minnesotans — and I am sure thousands more such residents of other states — have begged for years to be taxed at a higher rate. Listening to them would have allowed Minnesota to continue the spending necessary to maintain our infrastructure, education (pre-K to grad school), health care, rec centers/parks, snow plowing and all the other governmental services and amenities that have made Minnesota a great place to live.

    Blind adherence to a failed ideology should not be allowed to determine the future of our state and should never be the cause of denying health care, food or shelter to anyone.

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