If that means more for Arkansas, then I support Tennessee refusing the money. After all, one must stand on principle.
I suppose this is an argument that should be encountered seriously, so let’s try. Here is the lnk. Check out the editorial for yourself.
It easy to take a principled position when you know for sure it does not stand a snowball’s chance in Hades. It’s brazenly political grandstanding. Hold your breath till you turn blue because you don’t like who won the election. Have we been through that before?
Tell ya’ what. If it were decided to restore Memphis-Knoxville-Charlotte service (which ain’t gonna’ happen, is it?) the Jackson Chamber of Commerce would have a position on stimulus funds and the newspaper would have an instant change of heart. On principle..
UPDATE: In another southern bastion of enlightenment, there is also a proud (arrogant?) show of principle. This from the Jackson, Mississippi Clarion-Ledger.
Lawmakers in the Democrat-controlled Mississippi House voted Wednesday to bypass Republican Gov. Haley Barbour and accept all of the $2.8 billion in federal stimulus dollars available to Mississippi.
House Concurrent Resolution 64 certifies the state’s intent to request and use all of the money, even if Barbour rejects some of it. It cleared the full House after a three-hour partisan debate, with Democrats advocating the bill’s passage and Republicans arguing against it.