Marshall urges McDonnell to reject stumlus funds
Del. Bob Marshall (R-Prince William) wrote a letter to Gov. Bob McDonnell on Friday urging him to not apply for any funds from the $26 billion jobs bill President Obama signed this month.
"Please stand firm against this maneuver of the Obama Administration to increase states' dependency on the federal government,'' Marshall said. "This bailout will also raise our national debt which is owed to foreign dictators who reject our vision of inalienable rights and self-governance."
The bill, signed Aug. 11, provides governors with an additional six months of federal assistance: $10 billion for education and about $16 billion for Medicaid. Governors must send letters requesting the aid next month.
Marshall said he hopes McDonnell will reject the additional money and encourage other governors to do the same.
"It is wrong to indebt those who have no way of expressing their vote to pay for our reckless spending. In fact, it is 'taxation without representation' obligating future generations without their consent," he said.
August 27, 2010; 6:45 PM ET
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