Republicans are daft to reject money

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The Southern governors must have read President Hoover's playbook. Hoover said the government could not provide funds for the 25-percent unemployed in the 1930s -- and that people must pick themselves up by their own bootstraps.

The current cowardly attempt by the Southern Republican governors -- led by the new darling of the right, Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana -- to shaft the unemployed people is not something that will be easily forgotten. Who in their right mind as representatives of the people would have even thought they should prevent unemployment insurance from being extended -- except the Republicans?

Who in their right mind, except the Republicans, would turn down millions for infrastructure that will create jobs? Who in their right mind, except Republicans, would turn down millions of dollars to help increase teacher salaries and help disabled children? Who in their right mind, except Republicans, would turn down new funding for medical research to help cure Alzheimer's and Parkinson diseases? Who in their right mind, except Republicans, will turn down mortgage settlements to prevent people from losing their homes?

The Southern governors would rather destroy the fabric of this country's economy than work with President Obama and Congress. Do the Republicans think that by not accepting the stimulus package this will lead to a Republican victory in 2010?

Well, they may call for the government to keep out of their states' failed fiscal policies, but the people won't have it. The governors don't know a good thing when they see one; the people do!

Lowell Greenbaum

Augusta

(The writer is chairman of the Richmond County Democratic Party.)

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TrukinRanger
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TrukinRanger 02/25/09 - 03:00 am
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Your wasting your time asking
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Your wasting your time asking people in Augusta to answer your questions. If Fox News doesn't give them the answers, then they don't know.

Goober
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Goober 02/25/09 - 03:46 am
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Whew - We are done with Mr

Whew - We are done with Mr Greenbaum for another month.

Nammy
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Nammy 02/25/09 - 06:17 am
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Thank God!

Thank God!

JesusIsComing
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JesusIsComing 02/25/09 - 06:43 am
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Dear Dems, Do you REALLY want

Dear Dems, Do you REALLY want this guy as the local face of the Democrat Party?

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 02/25/09 - 06:45 am
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Again, Lowell, you come

Again, Lowell, you come across as a "I Quit" socialist want-a-be. Accepting "stimulus" "help" that will raise taxes in the states, once the "free" "stimulus" money runs out, is not a good long range plan. The infrastructure money isn't part of the problem. It's the "program" money. O began with "we're not quitters", and then went on to explain how we should quit being a capitalist country and fall into the socialist trap (that always fails). I'm sure you're a good Dem, Lowell, but you're a lousy American. "Ask not what your country can do for you, rather, ask what you can do for your country".

karmakills123
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karmakills123 02/25/09 - 07:04 am
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AWWW PT you can't explain

AWWW PT you can't explain simple economics to a dim...........

CH
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CH 02/25/09 - 07:41 am
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There is old LOUDMOUTH

There is old LOUDMOUTH LOWELL, actually criticizing Repubs for turning down government money. The next thing he'll be criticizing Repubs for having bodily functions. Don't worry Lowell, I'm sure the Dem governors will have both hands out, taking what they think is theirs, and what isn't. And to the DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF AUGUSTA, please keep this idiot GREENBAUM. He the best thing for the future of the Republican Party.

pofwe
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pofwe 02/25/09 - 07:44 am
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Just when I thought I was

Just when I thought I was going to get off to a beautiful day, ... UP jumps Lowell Greenbaum. This local mouthpiece, curmudgeon, and pundit would help his party more if he would let us forget that he is their local proponent.

overburdened_taxpayer
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overburdened_taxpayer 02/25/09 - 07:50 am
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Wow Lowell, your 30 days is

Wow Lowell, your 30 days is up already? Apparently you don't believe that anyone other than Democrats have the right to follow their convictions and do what they think is the right thing to do.

fd1962
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fd1962 02/25/09 - 07:51 am
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By all means, the Republican
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By all means, the Republican party - where the future is almost as much a work of the imagination as the past.

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reader54 02/25/09 - 07:59 am
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In the end ,they will take

In the end ,they will take the money in my humble opinion. This is just publicity posturing.

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 02/25/09 - 08:08 am
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It looks like Repub governors

It looks like Repub governors will be liable for repaying the money even if they don't take it. We've got to get the Dems out of congress as soon as possible. The current change is certainly not an improvement.

Motorman5039
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Motorman5039 02/25/09 - 08:12 am
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Gov. Jindal delivered the

Gov. Jindal delivered the GOP's response to the presidential address, and quite frankly he did a good job...He did a good job of appealing to the hard right of the republican base by drawing vast differences that really don't exist anymore, but faking those differences into existance is what he needs to set himself apart..Won't work to get him elected in 2012, but it will work in the short term to give the appearance he is against President Obama. Gov. Jindal last night looked unready for prime time but that's to be expected. Americans do anything, energy independence, working together, education reform, etc...I've heard that same list of ideas and principles from the democratic party...The other problem was the fact he used Hurricane Katrina as an example of bringing innovation to America...I think Katrina happened under republican leadership Gov. Jindal...

Motorman5039
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Motorman5039 02/25/09 - 08:15 am
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Instead of accepting $3.8

Instead of accepting $3.8 billion Gov. Jindal will probably accept $3.7 billion from the stimulus...Great deal of hype for a little bit of rejected money...

donkeywhisperer
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donkeywhisperer 02/25/09 - 08:17 am
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Oh Lowell, tsk tsk. Who

Oh Lowell, tsk tsk. Who taught you to read, write and speak? Get your money back. 1. Remove the adjectives and adverbs from your nauseating diatribe and what are you "left" with. (Pun intended). Howard Dean talking points. The unemployed are not being shafted. The governors simply know when the additional dough from BO drys up, their states will be left holding the bag for the additional payments to the unemployed, which will then require STATE money. 2.Leading economists (meaning: outside the beltway, not wearing donkey cufflinks), including the foremost economist at Duke University, are all in agreement that the BO "infrastructure" spending bubble will burst just like housing, and result in Carteresque inflation shortly thereafter. 3. Rationally speaking, spending on teacher salaries (payola to a voting block), helping disableds, medical research and mortgage assistance to the irresponsible is not stimulus and creates "0" jobs. 4. The Southern Govs do not have the ability to destroy the fabric of our nation's economy, Lowell, and 5., there are no "state" failed fiscal policies at work here. We are in a recession, you goofy guy.
Now, take a big swig of Kool Aid and calm down.

Motorman5039
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Motorman5039 02/25/09 - 08:21 am
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And the only reason more

And the only reason more republicans didn't vote for the stimulus is because they could afford to appear in strong opposition because the democrats had enough clout to get it done without their help...Do you see anyone strongly calling out the 3 who did vote for it? They probably were picked as the three to switch and back it, I find it ironic only 3 republican votes were needed, and 3 republican votes was all it got...And it isn't like the republicans weren't trying to push a stimulus, theirs was $500 billion instead of $780 billion...

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I4PUTT 02/25/09 - 08:22 am
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Obama said it real pretty but

Obama said it real pretty but he said exactly what we should all fear the most. Mo government, mo government, mo government. I am going to spend more than any administration has ever spent. Yet I will reduce the deficit by half without raising taxes on 95% of Americans. Hell, you gotta be seven shades of stupid not to see thru that lie.

Motorman5039
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Motorman5039 02/25/09 - 08:23 am
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We are in a GLOBAL recession

We are in a GLOBAL recession donkeywhisperer...

Motorman5039
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Motorman5039 02/25/09 - 08:25 am
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What goes up will eventually

What goes up will eventually come down, and as goes the king, so goes the kingdom...If the king fails we all shall feel the pain of failure also.

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 02/25/09 - 08:25 am
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What a peculiar twist

What a peculiar twist Motorman. Have you really given up on America (7:12). Do you really feel the federal government is going to make your life just fine under socialism? That's sad. You represent the death of America. As soon as enough feel as you do, America is gone. We're close right now, but there's still a chance to recover. You'll be no happier under socialism. Wait until you realize what you have traded for your "security". Of course, you'll probably still blame Bush for you unhappiness. After reading you posts, I'm confident you know who causes all of your problems.

Motorman5039
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Motorman5039 02/25/09 - 08:34 am
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14PUTT: You didn't watch it

14PUTT: You didn't watch it because that is not what was said...Before you put lies and jaundiced personal perceptions on print make sure you get the facts right...It's on Youtube if you want to sit down and watch, and more importantly LISTEN to the speech...btw, $780 billion isn't more than any administration has ever spent, the Iraqi War soon will have cost more than that...As of March 2008 $501 billion had already been spent there, and at a cost of $12 billion a month, well, you do the math.

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dashiel 02/25/09 - 08:35 am
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If Republicans honestly

If Republicans honestly believe that what we are now in is a run-of-the-mill recession, will one of you please provide some evidence to support this opinion? Apparently Dr. Greenbaum sees a meltdown of the banking sector and concludes that we are heading toward financial collapse. Based on history and what solid information a citizen can still obtain, I have reached a similar conclusion. In such a Depression (characterized by lack of demand), deficit spending is imperative in order to put money in people's pockets. As with Hoover, many Americans still don't believe this or choose to live in denial of it, but that doesn't make Dr. Greenbaum an ignorant stupidhead. It's not his fault that you geniuses voted for George W. Bush. (Twice!)

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 02/25/09 - 08:37 am
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Please, retired army, the

Please, retired army, the alternative is obvious to anyone with any ability to read. I'll spell it out for you. Every thing opposite of what Lowell supports makes sense. Everything Lowell supports is goofy.

Motorman5039
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Motorman5039 02/25/09 - 08:39 am
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patriciathomas: No,

patriciathomas: No, unfortunately your characterzation of my beliefs and feelings for America are wrong as usual...Unfortunately though you are a total waste of time, so I won't try and convince you otherwise...You just keep on spewing your crap and beileving you are right, I'll continue to do what I do daily, which I'm sure is more than you do because you spend too much time here ripping people on each and every thread and discussion everyday...Have a wonderful day!

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 02/25/09 - 08:40 am
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dashiel, unemployment isn't

dashiel, unemployment isn't as low as under Carter. The loss of manufacturing jobs is comparable to the Carter recession. The drop off in auto sales is less then during the Carter recession. The only great difference between the Carter recession and the O recession is the amount of government interference. After Carter, we had Reagan to pull the country out of the mire. After O we'll have socialism.

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justthefacts 02/25/09 - 08:41 am
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Of course the "letter' was a

Of course the "letter' was a personal attack on Republicans, but, whatever. I have not seen one post on here this week that defended the Stimulus Law. I have seen 100 posts attack the people who are not in favor of the law.

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bullbatt 02/25/09 - 08:42 am
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the main reason I support the
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the main reason I support the republican party and their convictions is because of the idiot tht leads ther local democrats. he is a real poop for brains

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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 02/25/09 - 08:42 am
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Hello AC, Can you please

Hello AC, Can you please straighten out the Rants and Raves to that we can see them?
Someone report this comment so that they get the message!

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 02/25/09 - 08:42 am
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retired a, Wall Street at

retired a, Wall Street at 14,000 and unemployment @ 4.7%...until 2006(change of congress). We have the opposite now. Are you happy?

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 02/25/09 - 08:43 am
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Motorman, if you mean

Motorman, if you mean something different, write something different. If you don't want to be called on your posted beliefs, post something different.

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