Because I was a campaign donor, I still get e-mails from John McCain.Â For the most part, I just wish he would go away, but today’s was welcome to hear:
I believe we need to evaluate every bit of spending in this stimulus proposal with one important criteria – does it really stimulate the economy and help create jobs – if the answer is no, it does not belong in a so-called stimulus package.
Yes, I agree, this is good.
I have long been a fighter against wasteful spending in Washington and long an advocate for a balanced budget — that will never change. I realize we face extraordinary challenges with our economy today, but that is not an excuse for more irresponsibly from Washington. I hope you will join me in saying no to this stimulus package as it currently exists by signing this petition.
If McCain is on board as a no, that bodes well for the chances of the Republicans holding in the Senate as they did in the House.Â Let us hope this represents serious opposition to this bogus stimulus gravy train, and not just a desire among Republicans to take their turn at the trough.