Among the Republican senators who voted against the stimulus were Texas’ Kay Bailey Hutchison and John Cornyn. But now, both Hutchison and Cornyn are pressuring the Obama administration to give Texas $3 billion in stimulus funds.
and they're not the only ones who are suddenly holding their hand out... they're just among the most egregious. The answer should be a quiet, but firm : "No."
Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) is now criticizing Gov. Tim Kaine (D) for being “slow” to spend the stimulus money allocated for Virginia — even though if Wolf and his Republican colleagues would have had their way, there would be no extra money for the state at all.
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) also voted against the Recovery Act and has since called it a failure. The stimulus, Grassley told the National Review last week, “is not working.” In June, he had harsher words, saying the stimulus had no positive impact on the economy, “none whatsoever.” But recently, Grassley announced two grants totaling $399,875 to Goodwill Industries of Central Iowa and Goodwill Industries of the Heartland through the Homeless Veterans Reintegration program. “These funds will give a hand up to our veterans who have fought bravely and selflessly for our country,” Grassley said. The funds were authorized by the Recovery Act.