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Marshall urges McDonnell to reject stumlus funds

Anita Kumar

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.

By Anita Kumar  |  August 27, 2010; 6:45 PM ET
Categories:  Anita Kumar , Robert F. McDonnell  
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So, Marshall doesn't want the Feds money. I guess he wants to raise taxes or further reduce funding for things like education and health care for the poor. Typical GOP reaction, I' surprised he didn't suggest a tax cut for the rich. VA only ran a slight surplus last year by taking the Feds money. What rock do these GOP types live under.

Posted by: kinsman_bob | August 27, 2010 7:46 PM | Report abuse

"In fact, it is 'taxation without representation' obligating future generations without their consent," he said.
This has got to be the dumbest remark made by anyone in a very long time. VA is so "back woods".

Posted by: OHREALLYNOW | August 30, 2010 3:06 PM | Report abuse

Could the republicans in Virginia do any more to try to ruin this state? No new roads, no education funds, no spending money on anything but crazy lawsuits by Cuccinelli. Virginia needs the money, and if we don't get it, another state will gladly take it. Of course, the republican governors will take the money and bad mouth the stimulus in the same breath

Posted by: hockeymom1 | August 30, 2010 5:21 PM | Report abuse

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