Chuck Schumer thinks governors ought to have one choice when it comes to the stimulus: Take it or leave it. The New York senator is fed up with Republicans like Bobby Jindal and Mark Sanford, who want to grab some federal cash while refusing the rest on ideological grounds. “These governors should be given the choice as to whether to accept the funds,” says Schumer. “But it should not be multiple choice.”
In a letter to the Office of Management and Budget, Schumer argues that letting Jindal and Co. cherry-pick their favorite parts of the law would give them line-item veto power even the president doesn’t have. He’s asking the office to issue implementation guidance that clearly makes stimulus acceptance an our-way-or-the-highway proposition.