Gov. Pawlenty has signed an executive order refusing federal funding for health care for ITS citizens, billions in federal funding.
Pray tell, what in the world would Minnesotans do if a disaster would befall that state? Please enlighten us Gov. Pawlenty.
While Minnesota is not the first state whose Governor has refused federal funding for healthcare, It’s crystal clear to a swath of Republican Minnesotans that Governor Tim Pawlenty is grandstanding in a bid to capture his party’s 2012 Presidential nomination.
Governor Pawlenty cannot manage his state’s budget, yet he believes that he can run the entire U.S. of A.
We’re on to you. You Betcha!
Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R-MN) is taking a bold step among Republicans opposed to the new federal health care reform law. As his latest move, Pawlenty has issued an executive order forbidding his state’s officials from applying for grant money from the new law.
Pawlenty’s order allows only applications for money that are required by law — which would seemingly mean that this is not a case of nullification, and falls short of such an extreme step — or approved by the governor’s office.