Sunday, February 22, 2009

Disingenuous on the Stimulus

Thanks to Idaho Public Television Statehouse correspondent Thanh Tan for pointing out this Christian Science Monitor story about the Republican renegade Governors who are threatening to reject stimulus money. And guess who features prominently in this story? Idaho's own Butch Otter.

Here's one of the choice quotes from the article:
At the same time, Professor Cross says, “It’s a bit disingenuous to say, ‘Well, we may not take it,’ when in fact we need it desperately.”

In a related story, I found this gem in a quick Google search--a 2007 Reuters story:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan could cost taxpayers a total of $2.4 trillion by 2017 when counting the huge interest costs because combat is being financed with borrowed money, according to a study released on Wednesday.

Let's be clear--Republicans aren't opposed to running up massive deficit spending. They just don't like it when Democrats are in charge.

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