Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Meet A Democrat Who Voted Against The Stimulus

Congressman Pete DeFazio (D-OR) was interviewed by Steve Inskeep this morning on NPR (yes there is some news interspersed around the funding drive) about his decision to vote against the final compromise version of the stimulus bill.

DeFazio is cool calm and collected and does a fantastic job explaining how he couldn't vote for a bill that borrowed so much money and then turned around and used it on tax cuts. He stressed the many benefits of infrasturcture investment in the forms of schools, resivoirs, etc that we still use and enjoy today decades after their construction via stimulus spending. Long term returns on investments that do not exist when the borrowed money is frittered away through tax cuts and rebates.

Have a listen.

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