Jan 03 2009
This financial mess has released the worst in people – greed. Instead of being responsible for their own state budgets and messes, now governors (mostly Democrat) are going to the Feds and asking to take my hard earned tax dollars and spend them bailing out states I don’t live, work or spend in.
Governors of five U.S. states urged the federal government to provide $1 trillion in aid to the country’s 50 states to help pay for education, welfare and infrastructure as states struggle with steep budget deficits amid a deepening recession.
The governors of New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Ohio and Wisconsin — all Democrats — said the initiative for the two-year aid package was backed by other governors and follows a meeting in December where governors called on President-electÂ Barack ObamaÂ to help them maintain services in the face of slumping revenues.
I pay my state income taxes to my state – Virginia. To hell with this crap. State leaders are being paid obscene salaries to manage the state funds and services. If they cannot do their job resign. But don’t come begging those of us who are managing to our budgets and living within our means to bail out those who are not. Don’t come begging when you have plenty of money, you just don’t have the discipline to be responsible with it.
This whole bailout mess is a crock of BS. Who is going to bail out the American taxpayer?