Obama Must Stand Strong on Stimulus Rules

PhotobucketFollowing up on Robert’s post, there’s this from Arnold’s Twitter feed:

http://twitpic.com/5iew4 – Just met with Sen Boxer. Working hard to get CA the right to make the cuts we need.

about 2 hours ago from TwitPic

Sen. Boxer looks less than thrilled to meeting with the Governor. We need to be sure that the President stands up to the Governor’s pleas for cuts.  The stimulus was not intended to be for enabling the state to cut more jobs, more services, and create more pain for the state. We need a bailout, but not one that allows Republicans to Shock Doctrine the state.

5 thoughts on “Obama Must Stand Strong on Stimulus Rules”

  1. decisions. Boxer, as a Congresscritter of the most indebted institution in the WORLD, does not have to worry about it

  2. It has nothing to do with the announcement on fuel efficiency standards, which by the way is very welcome news, basically bringing the nation under the California standard while still giving the state the flexibility to strengthen those standards after 2016.  But no, Arnold didn’t need to be at that announcement.

    And he’s not in Washington because Dick Cheney’s undisclosed location beats hanging out in California to watch his special election go down in flames.  That’s a collateral benefit.

    No, contrary to his own rhetoric, he’s already given up on the special election.  The next move is to convince the Obama Administration to loosen the rules regarding stimulus money.  Buried in this article about the Governor skipping town on Election Day is this nugget:

    Schwarzenegger planned to meet with Democratic Sens. Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein and members of the California House delegation Tuesday afternoon to discuss the state’s fiscal crisis.

    On Wednesday morning, he plans to meet with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius before heading back to California. The governor plans to ask Sebelius for special permission to make $750 million in cuts to the state’s Medi-Cal program.

    He’s there to try to loosen the rules.  The Administration shouldn’t let him get away with it.

  3. She doesn’t want any part of this.

    Nor should she. Even from the perspective of someone running for reelection, it’s her job to stand up for sound economic policies and economic stimulus. Arnold is de facto saying he wants to undermine the stimulus so he can destroy our state.

    Boxer should throw him out on his ass.

  4. ….both of ’em out on their well tailored asses. Neither has been of any use to the average citizen who does NOT make $162,000 a year nor drive a Hummer or is chauffeured in an armored limousine.

    Love to see ’em both unemployed.

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