Steve Benen on Republican governors turning down federal money for infrastructure projects:
Keep in mind, it’s ideology, not practical concerns, that lie at the heart of these governors’ reactionary moves. The states turning down investments for high-speed rail, for example, were effectively handed a gift — jobs, economic development, improved infrastructure — but Republicans like Rick Scott and Scott Walker turned down the benefits because of a philosophical opposition, deliberately hurting their state in the process. The administration was effectively throwing a life-preserver to a Republican who’s drowning, only to be told, “We don’t like government life-preservers.”
Is it ideology though? You can bet they would take this money if it was coming from a Republican president, so it certainly isn’t some ideology of “fiscal conservatism”.
It probably is a part of something that could be described as an ideology though. Cleek said it best
Today’s conservatism is the opposite of what liberals want today, updated daily.