Stimulus cash not so bad after all, some find
Last week, Republicans were nearly united in their opposition to the massive $787 billion stimulus bill. But now that it’s been signed into law, many are changing their tune.
Nine Republican House members from Florida, who all voted against the stimulus bill, are now asking the government to send money to their state quickly, Politico reports.
North Carolina Representative Heath Shuler, who also voted against the bill, has also told his constituents he’s going to fight for federal dollars.
And Michigan Republican Pete Hoekstra, who voted against the bill, is encouraging people to take advantage of its $8,000 tax credit for first-time homebuyers.
“If you know of someone thinking of buying first home, now may be the time. Stimulus incentive is very generous! Up to 8k! Check it out,” he wrote in his Twitter feed.
Even South Carolina Republican Governor Mark Sanford, one of the bill’s most ardent critics, is backing away from his earlier suggestion that he might refuse stimulus cash.
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