As hard as it may be, and as desperate as they might be, I am very happy to hear that some governors may refuse the federal funding from this so-called stimulus package.
Some, apparently seem to be having the wisdom to realize that “nothing” is free, and there will likely be strings attached.
As we have seen with these large companies, by taking (tax payer) money from the government, they are now effectively handcuffed. I personally think that the states should try to be as fiscally independent as possible, from the federal government.
Here is some very good analysis by Brit Hume…