December 2nd, 2008
09:17 AM ET
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GOP governors to press Obama

Republicans will present Obama with economic policy principles.

Republicans will present Obama with economic policy principles.

(CNN) –- Republican governors are set to present President-elect Barack Obama with a list of key policy areas that they feel are vital to helping their states recover from the recent economic downturn at the annual National Governors Association meeting Tuesday.

"Today’s meeting represents an opportunity to come together and forge solutions to the current economic crisis,” said RGA Chairman Governor Mark Sanford. “It is important these solutions be based on the same common sense principles that have made America the economic envy of the world for generations.”

"We are committed as members of the RGA to working with the incoming Administration to make America more competitive in the global marketplace, and we believe the best route to strengthening America’s economy lies in focusing on things like lowering the tax burden on Americans, holding the line on spending, and bettering our business climate,” Sanford says.

The annual meeting takes place Tuesday at 10 a.m. ET in Philadelphia.

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soundoff (57 Responses)
  1. No Hillary = No Obama

    I think Obama really does believe he's a celebrity – wake up call – I don't think FDR or Lincoln thought of themselves as celebrities – first and foremost, I think they thought of themselves as public servants. I wonder if Obama thinks of himself that way?????

    December 2, 2008 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  2. Sharon Kitchen


    December 2, 2008 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  3. Proud to be American

    GOP he is your President too... he is the President of the United States of America .... So I am sure he will listen to your issues and then make an intelligent decision ..... wow intelligent and President in one sentence.... haven't been able to do that in at least 71/2 years ....

    December 2, 2008 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  4. LM75

    yeah, their ideas are what got us here where we are now. May they keep their mouths shut.

    December 2, 2008 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  5. b Stanley

    Obama and the Democrats should never help a Reublican govenor. Obama should let them eat cake. All the Reublicans, will do if Obama helps them is brag how moral and good they are and try and tell the people in their state that they turned the economy around. Let the Republican states go to hell as far as I am concerned.

    December 2, 2008 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  6. Iroko Nija

    Did Sarah Palin wear her Italian designer outfit and Lipstick to the pally? She is been praising Obama of late, hope she is not hoping to be nominated secretary of Lipstick in the WARDROBES

    December 2, 2008 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  7. Proud American

    Take it easy Blogger empty vessel, take a deep breath. No matter how you slice it Palin is and will continue to be a bad joke.

    December 2, 2008 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
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