Here is Rep. Candice Miller, R-Mich., explaining her vote against the bill Friday despite the benefits to her home state: "Michigan is a state of about 10 million people, and we are the hardest hit, as I said, by this economy. And yet we are expected to get approximately $7 billion from this bill. And apparently the Senate majority leader has earmarked $8 billion for a rail system from Las Vegas to Los Angeles? You have got to be kidding. You have got to be kidding."
Er, no, turns out Reid didn't earmark anything, and the $8 billion was to be divided across the country. Moving on, here's Candice today, upset that Michigan only received $40 million out of the bill she voted against:
"This is economic stimulus? You gotta be kidding me," says Michigan Congresswoman Candice Miller.
Representative Miller has obviously run out of creative declarations of exasperation when she doesn't get the money that she won't take the responsibility of voting for in the first place. Won't you help? Send your suggestions to Candice here. Show your bipartisan spirit and lend the Republicans a hand - endlessly complaining about the Obama administration and obstructing progress for America is hard work!
By the way, this is just the start of the funding for high-speed rail, with Michigan, Indiana and Illinois receiving $244 million for improvements on the Detroit to Chicago line. We hope to receive more in the next round of funding, and by that time maybe Candice will have some shiny new expressions of disgust she can show off to the press.