February 3, 2009
THE POLITICALLY ASTUTE PLAY HERE...:
Spending Projects in Stimulus Bill Lose Support (GREG HITT, 2/03/09, WSJ)
Several senior Senate Democrats are readying a plan to strip tens of billions of dollars in spending projects from President Barack Obama's economic-stimulus package, and a proposal to add new money for highway construction stalled amid Republican opposition Tuesday.
The effort to modify the Senate's $885 billion version of the package underscores the success that skeptics, most of them Republican, are beginning to have in portraying the Obama initiative as a wasteful expansion of government spending, not a targeted effort to reverse the economy's decline.
...is for the GOP to claim that they're trying to help President Obama fend off the wasteful congressional Democrats. That political comeback for the GOP took all of two months to get rolling, eh? Posted by Orrin Judd at February 3, 2009 8:37 PM