Thursday, March 19, 2009

Palin to Reject Huge Chunk of Stimulus $$$: 'Will We Chart Our Own Course, Or Will Washington Engineer It For Us?'

That's my girl. Stick it to DC.
Protesting federal "strings," attached to stimulus funding, Gov. Sarah Palin said she doesn't want nearly half the estimated $930million Alaska is eligible for.

"Will we chart our own course, or will Washington (D.C.) engineer it for us?"
Palin said.

She expected to file an appropriations bill this afternoon accepting about $251.5 million in stimulus funds under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, coupled with allocations of $262.6 million already requested for transportation and aviation projects for a total state take of about $514.1 million.

Missing in her bill will be millions that Palin said are contingent on the state increasing the size of government, chipping in more dollars, or passing new laws that Alaskans might not want.
Poses quite the contrast with the groveling governor of Cal-ee-fornia, no?

H/T Conservatives for Palin, via Videmus.

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