Saturday, February 21, 2009

Maybe If They Exorcise The Money, First ....

Or, maybe he can get around it and direct the Stimulus funds to go towards teaching Intelligent Design.

I would hope somebody will walk up to Louisianna Governor Bobby Jindal and start knocking on his head.

Give it a few good raps, like your were knocking on a door, to wake someone up, just to see if Jindal's head gives a hollow, echoing sound.

It's enough that the Republicans, like swollen, proud pigs after a mud bath, are going around boasting to their constituents, the great windfall the Stimulus Package will be delivering to them, all the while, leaving out how they voted against it.

But wait, it gets better.

Jindal has indicated he will give a Palinesque "Thanks, but no thanks" to Stimulus moohla

Jindal Rejects $90 Million In Recovery Funding That Would Have Benefited 25,000 Louisiana Residents

Today, however, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal announced his intention to oppose changing state law to allow his Lousiana citizens to qualify for the second two unemployment provisions. Jindal said the state would only be accepting money to increase the unemployment insurance payments for those who currently qualify for unemployment insurance. 

In all, Jindal turned away nearly $100 million in federal aid for his state’s unemployed residents. Further, as the National Employment Law Project projected on Febuary 13, EUC extension alone would have benefited 24,981 Louisiana residents. Jindal justified his decision by claiming that expanding unemployment benefits would result in tax increases for businesses. In a press release, the governor’s office explained:

"The Governor said the state will not use a portion of the stimulus package that requires the state to change its law to expand unemployment insurance (UI) coverage to qualify for up to $32.8 million of the federal stimulus funding because it ultimately would result in a tax increase on Louisiana businesses."

That's going to make a great campaign speech for his 2012 ambitions;
I want to do for the country, what I did for my state ... I want to screw over as many of our unemployed citizens as I can ... Just give them a kick in the ass ... I won't lift a finger for a single one of them ..."

Maybe he can get the old gang together, and exorcise the money, you know, take that Satan spirit right out of it, wipe it clean, tell old Lucifer "Thanks, but no thanks" and then for God and Country, slide that Stimulus stash into the state coffers.

I mean, Jesus, if he is going for it in 2012, he, in all likelihood, will be going into battle against Mommy Moose, he's gotta start learning how to suck in as much of that Washington money to his state as she has... She'll clobber him, and laugh at him and,.probably, looking at his turning down the money, start taunting him as "The Governor to Nowhere".

Way to go there, Bobby ...

The RWFS Flying Monkeys and Dittoheads are gonna love ya!

Bonus The Governor To Nowhere Riffs

Nelson: Like A True Conservative

Christopher Beam: Take the Money and Run ... Republican governors don't really want to reject stimulus money—they just want to complain about it

Sam Stein - Nagin On Jindal: Presidential Ambitions Clouding His Stimulus Judgment

Paging Linda Blair ...

Top Ten Cloves: Ways President Obama Can Better Sell His Stimulus Package

"Okay ... All the brainless people who don't want any Stimulus money, raise your hands ..."

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