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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Bleeding Heartland: Tell us if you catch King or Latham taking credit for stimulus spending

Excerpted from this post at Bleeding Heartland

Although GOP leaders are boasting that zero House Republicans voted
for the stimulus bill, I have a sneaking suspicion that once this
so-called "wasteful spending" starts working its way through the
economy, Republican members of Congress will find a way to take credit
for it. We saw last fall that Steve "10 worst" King used his first
television commercial to take credit for progress toward widening Iowa
Highway 20. The TIME-21 plan approved by the state legislature last
spring -- not King's work in Congress -- made that project possible.
Nevertheless, King continued to mislead voters about his role in
moving the Highway 20 project forward. At least two House Republicans
are already playing this game with respect to the stimulus

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