Not only is Culver desperate to find more money to spend in Iowa, he wants the Federal Government to help him out. In a Reuters story Monday about states looking for a second economic stimulus package:
Iowa Gov. Chet Culver, …, said his state has 50 or more infrastructure projects the state could begin working on in 30 to 90 days, if only the federal government would provide matching funds.
I can just see it now “we will SAVE MILLIONS of dollars if we spend it now because the Feds are gonna match it!”. Sorry, that won’t fool me.
Chet, you know we’re a little tight right now. Here in Iowa and throughout the country. Let’s be smart and just say “no”.
He won’t listen.