GOP governors undermine Obama's agenda in states

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  • Jack Aurora, CO
    Feb. 27, 2011 9:19 p.m.

    I'm still wondering why the Feds think they can usurp the States powers and force feed this our expense. The only benefit this high-speed rail will have is in the northeast, kinda like Amtrak. Oh wait, isn't that the taxpayer subsidized, money losing train system concentrated in the northeast? So now we need another one? High speed rail is for passengers, not a whole lot of freight will move by high speed rail, so I am really questioning the need. Will those of us in the fly-over states get a new moniker; the speed-through-on-the-high-speed-train states? The blur-between-the-coasts states? Either way, I don't see the cost to benefit equation balancing on this one. As for the Govs; keep doing what you are doing. I like it.

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    Feb. 27, 2011 8:44 p.m.

    Re: Brother Chuck Schroeder | 6:17 p.m. Feb. 27, 2011

    Utah is a right to work state which means our citizens aren't forced to join a union or pay union dues. Our state workers have the right to work, and are free to seek employment else where if they don't like their salaries and benefits.

  • JSB Sugar City, ID
    Feb. 27, 2011 8:39 p.m.

    "'They are so obsessed with the short-term political game of keeping the president from succeeding that they've taken their eyes off of the big goal ... which is creating jobs and moving our states and country out of this recession,' said Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, chairman of the Democratic Governors Association." Obama has done such a poor job creating jobs and moving our country out of the recession so far, he and his administration can't be trusted with that task anymore. The very costly stimulus bill was supposed to keep unemployment under 8%. It didn't come close. Ask the millions of people whose home mortagages are under water if the like Obama's handling of the recession. The fact is Obama, the community orgainzer, doesn't have a clue about how to fix the economy. He's in way over his head.

  • Woodyff Mapleton, UT
    Feb. 27, 2011 7:50 p.m.

    Typical of the AP, poor Obama. He ignores the Constitution, he enforces only laws he agrees with, he receives money through the money laundering in the Democrat party from the unions. It is time that those who pay the salaries of the public service employees get a break, they pay taxes to support the union workers who have better benefits than they have individually. Not right!

  • Brother Chuck Schroeder A Tropical Paradise USA, FL
    Feb. 27, 2011 6:17 p.m.

    "YOU-BETCHA" Florida is a great State. Ya'll got that right, "REAL" Tea Party Republican governors, from Florida to Alaska, (but what about Utah?), are undermining President Barack Obama's agenda at every turn ahead of the Democrat's 2012 re-election campaign. Here's the big question now. Let's get to work. Florida Gov. Rick Scott says collective bargaining shouldn't be a constitutionally protected right in Florida. Collective bargaining is the key issue in the protests in Wisconsin, and Scott told Bloomberg TV he'd like to see Florida's Constitution changed so that it no longer guarantees workers the right to collective bargaining. "It'd be great to be able to change it,'' Scott said. "Our state workers don't pay for anything into their pension plan. And we can't afford that it's not fair to taxpayers. If you didn't have collective bargaining, would it be better for the state?. Absolutely." So in short, "Rick Scott remove Collective Bargaining." Will Utah do the same?.