Governors from both parties are pleading with Republicans to side with the President’s policies regarding the Sequester. They refute Republican propaganda that these “across the board” budget cuts will not affect the economy.
“It’s senseless and it doesn’t need to happen,” said Gov. Martin O’Malley, D-Md., during the annual meeting of the National Governors Association this weekend.
“And it’s a damn shame, because we’ve actually had the fastest rate of jobs recovery of any state in our region. And this really threatens to hurt a lot of families in our state and kind of flat line our job growth for the next several months.”
Governors are joining the voters in their states who are pessimistic and tired of Washington being the problem and not the solution for moving our country forward from its disastrous economic woes. The budget impasse was just the latest crisis in Washington that is keeping business from hiring and undermining the ability of governors to develop state spending plans.
“I’ve not given up hope, but we’re going to be prepared for whatever comes,” said Gov. Brian Sandoval, R-Nev. “There will be consequences for our state.”
The White House booked several Cabinet secretaries on the Sunday Morning talk shows. Not having heard from the Republican controlled members of the House, I’m assuming they’re on vacation, again.
Columnist-The Guardian Express