Sounds pretty reasonable, right? Ask any successful business executive, and they'll tell you that if something isn't working, you either change it, or scrap it all together and cut your losses. What you don't do is continue to do the same thing over and over again, and expect to get a different result (isn't that the definition of insanity?).
Of course, Obama has neither been an executive of anything, or successful at anything other than rhetoric, so it should come as no surprise that the Obamanation is going to ride the pork train to their graves. And if they're going down, they're going to take the rest of the civilized world down with them. So a day after Sen. Kyl made that statement, AZ Gov. Jan Brewer received 4 letters from Washington, one each from Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan and Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar. Each of them pointed out the money that AZ is slated to receive as part of the porkulus bill, including $73 million in HUD funds, $230 million in funding for Recovery Act projects, $520.9 million for AZ highway projects, and $320 million in interior funds. LaHood even added this:
Did you catch that? Sen. Kyl had the audacity (is anyone outside the Obamanation authorized to used that word, btw?) to question the success of the stimulus package. So what will come of all this? Probably nothing. Gov. Brewer will kowtow all the way to Washington if she has to in order to keep the pork flowing. Her response gives you a glimpse of spineless jellyfish that allegedly "represent" us.
[Kyl] publicly questioned whether the stimulus is working and stated that he wants to cancel projects that aren't presently underway. I believe the stimulus has been very effective in creating job opportunities throughout the country. However, if you prefer to forfeit the money we are making available to your state, as Senator Kyl suggests, please let me know.
I would love to see someone of consequence stand up to the thugs in Washington. Just once. That's all. Is that too much to ask? Apparently...
The governor is hopeful that these federal Cabinet officials are not threatening to deny Arizona citizens the portion of federal stimulus funds to which they are entitled. She believes that would be a tremendous mistake by the administration. And the governor is grateful for the strong leadership and representation that Arizonans enjoy in the United States Senate.