Thursday, July 30, 2009

Chickens Coming Home to Roost?

So Livingston County law enforcement is disappointed that no agency in the county received any federal stimulus money aimed at keeping police offiers from being laid off.

Under the stimulus rules, the money went first to those areas with the highest crime rates and biggest budget problems. Thankfully, that's not Livingston County.

But the complaints about not getting any stimulus funds are interesting, given that the Republican Party that runs this county opposed the stimulus. Now they want some of the money to bail them out of their budget problems.

Maybe they could complain to Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Brighton. I'm sure the Obama administration would listen seriously to him, given all the support he has given Obama priorities such as the stimulus.

Had he been a supporter, he might have argued to have the rules written in a way that would address needs in counties like Livingston. But he fought it and now Livingston County is paying the price.

1 comment:

kevins said...

So,according to you, the new "hope and change" in Washington, is more of the political gamesmanship that has served us so well in the past.

If you dare speak your mind, the other side of the aisle will punish you.

How wonderful.