Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Hoekstra Playing Both Sides of the Fence on Stimulus

Turtle Power Pete, praising the stimulus plan on 12/26/08.

U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra, R-Holland, who expects the state to get "a couple hundred million dollars" for roads and bridges alone, said the stimulus bill "really potentially becomes a bailout for the entire state."

Here is Pete yesterday, after the Congressional House Republican leadership decided they do want "more of the same", as in, bipartisanship means giving them everything they demand, or they take their toys and go home.

Rep. Pete Hoekstra, R-Holland, says he would vote against the package as currently written.

"I'm really concerned that it's a giveaway, not a stimulus," Hoekstra said. "Will it do anything for Michigan's economy in the long run? I am very skeptical. Right now, I'd vote no. But the president is coming, to talk with House Republicans and if he takes Republican input, we'd have to see then."

Go ahead and vote "no", Pete. Seriously, I think you should. Stand up for those hard-core Republican principles of "more tax cuts" and a government that "can't fix it".

THAT is the "change" we voted for, right?