Not every Wisconsin politician is clamoring for a bailout from D.C. Jim Doyle and other Democratic Governors are calling for a massive federal stimulus package to the states. Enough already, says Republican state Senator Glenn Grothman (PDF) of West Bend. "The fact that Governor Doyle and other Democratic governors would want to have the federal government to borrow another trillion dollars to send more money to the states, so we don't have to be efficient . . . is scary," said Grothman.
Grothman notes that D.C. passed a $152 billion stimulus package last February, and the $700 billion financial services bailout in October, yet the stock market continues to tank. "And this, after eight years of excessive spending under George Bush," said Grothman. "I mean think of No Child Left Behind, the huge transportation package, the huge energy bill. If spending government money made people wealthy, we'd all be as wealthy as Caroline Kennedy."
Grothman says the governors' stimulus package would — all by itself — put every man woman and child in the U.S. another three thousand dollars in the hole.