February 11, 2009

Lindsey Graham on The Situation Room saying he's sorry he could not work with President Obama on the stimulus bill. Sure you are Lindsey. Not sorry enough apparently to say that South Carolina should not take some of the stimulus money.

Blitzer: Doesn't South Carolina need some help?

Graham: Yes but there's only one tax payer. This is not money we found under a tree in Washington. The money we're sending back to the states came out of the same wallet that the money going to the states came from. So yes, South Carolina needs help. I'm all for infrastructure spending. But it's got to be shovel ready. I'm for helping people sign up for Medicaid. There's ninety billion dollars in this bill. All you need to get people eligible for Medicaid in terms of new enrollees is eleven billion. I'm not for a seventy five billion dollar slush fund for states that can be spent on anything they want to spend it on including budget problems because we've got our own budget problems and you're rewarding states that have done very little to clean up their own budgets and punish states who have done things at home.

Blitzer: South Carolina will get money out of this bill. Should South Carolina take the money?

Graham: I think, yes. From my point of view, you don't want to be crazy here. I mean if there's gonna' be money on the table that will help my state, but I've got a job to do up here and that is try to help people and not damn the next generation.

He goes on to say how big the hole is we've got to crawl out of that our "gubment" has created and how ooohh sooo sorry he is that he hasn't been able to work with President Obama on the stimulus bill, but here's this big list of things he does want to work with him on because he really does have President Obama's best interest at heart. Can't you just feel the love? Yeah. You're sorry alright Senator. Where was the concern over that hole you've been cheerleading that is a bottomless money pit called Iraq?

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