Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Will Republicans Accept the Stimulus Money for Their States Despite Opposing the Bill? Count on It.

O.k., so House Republicans, Republican Senators and some Republican Governors are opposed to the Obama recovery plan because it is "reckless" spending and "generational theft." Yet I'll believe their "principled opposition" more if they refuse the money slated to come to their states to help them keep employees and cover other costs such as police and fire departments.

If they stood against this bill on principles of opposing government "wasteful spending" then they should refuse the money to back up their "principles." They won't. They'll take the money and still continue to bash Obama's further economic policies, which next will be helping the housing market and that is the area where Americans need the most help. It is the area where the slide started according to some economists.

We'll see what Republicans do with the housing recovery bill but I bet they pull another "principled stand" and then when they lose they will still gladly accept the money for home owners back home. They are trying to have it both ways--oppose the plans but then accept the benefits when it passes. Breath taking isn't it?

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Riverwolf, said...

Bastards are just grandstanding. They have nothing left to say or do.

Handsome B. Wonderful said...

Yeah, I don't know who they think they are impressing by stone walling and going even MORE conservative. The election showed America is ready to stay in the middle to moderate left.

So going MORE conservative is an odd choice.