Pawlenty says he'll accept stimulus aid for Minnesota

  • Article by: KEVIN DIAZ , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 23, 2009 - 11:03 PM

Despite his criticism of it as "a meandering spending buffet," he said in Washington that states have a responsibility to use it.

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spidermonkeyFeb. 23, 09 2:03 PM

What a racist comment insinuating that white people can't dance. The governor should be ashamed of himself! Al Sharpton

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dlang_125Feb. 23, 09 2:04 PM

You complain about the stimulus but stand there with your hand out. And of course, again YOU did not raise our taxes. Dumbass.

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spidermonkeyFeb. 23, 09 2:09 PM

Good call on the Governor. His response was your classic political response. I hate the stimulus/spending package! It will destroy the country and life as we know it!! How soon can I get it???

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econ4dummiesFeb. 23, 09 2:17 PM

As he cracks the Democratic whip from on top of the wagon on the productive citizens of our country...

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JRod37Feb. 23, 09 2:21 PM

Talk about talking out both sides of your mouth! Hopefully Minnesotans will wise up the next time T-Paw is up for reelection. What a waste of brain matter.

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impeachobamaFeb. 23, 09 2:24 PM

the gov is opposing part of the bailout because he disagrees with having to expand our social programs, can you blame him? He is doing a great thing for the state. And to the idiot who critized pawlenty for not raising taxes, we are already the 6th highest ranked taxed state. That isnt good enough?? Move to Mass where you'll be happy. Send me the bill

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outdrs10Feb. 23, 09 2:25 PM

If your Senate and House represenatives voted against the stimulus package, your state doesn't get any of the pie.

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joeeeeeeFeb. 23, 09 2:27 PM

I guess the bottom line is Pawlenty gets it both ways; he can criticize all he wants and he still gets the money. The same for these other conservative whiners. I guess the saying they used during the presidential election, "COUNTRY FIRST" truly was just so much b.s. Now they're showing their true colors. Of course the stimulus is only part of the solution. The other part should be arriving any day now when the private sector shows up with its plan for straightening out the mess it has created. On a better note, it is wonderful to hear that the young daughter got to go to the White House. I think that is great for a kid to get that chance to go with her Dad.

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rwertisFeb. 23, 09 2:28 PM

i want the money, i don't want the money, i want the money, i don't want the money. please tell me more about how you balanced the budget without taking the money?

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a1batrossFeb. 23, 09 2:29 PM

...Pawlenty has complete immunity to cognitive dissonance. He can engage in aggressive, hard-hitting hypocrisy without even blushing. "This is SO wrong," he says, as the bills are counted into his hand, and he doesn't feel guilty at all. I can NOT wait for the next gubernatorial election...

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