McCain Not Backing Stimulus

Because I was a campaign donor, I still get e-mails from John McCain.  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.  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.

9 thoughts on “McCain Not Backing Stimulus”

  1. I just got that email as well, forwarded by a friend. And, yes, I signed. I also had already sent emails to both of my Senators about this on Sunday.

  2. You think you’ve got it bad. I signed up for Obama’s distribution list just so I could keep an eye on him.

    I still get at least 2 emails a week begging for cash for the poor wittle DNC.

  3. Pffffffffffffffffffffffftttttttttttttttt to John McCain. I trust him about as far as I can throw him. If he thought the majority of the American public supported the “stimulus” bill he’d jump on the bandwagon in a heartbeat.

  4. He’s traditionally been pretty good on pork, which is why I have no idea why he voted for TARP. That move cost him the election, if you ask me.

  5. little late to learn the lesson, John. I’m convinced if he’d have opposed the first bailout, he could have won.

  6. The problem with the petition referenced in the McCain message is that it still advocates for a stimulus package:

    “We need a short term stimulus bill that will directly help people, create jobs, and provide a jolt to our economy.”

    The only way a lot of us can sign on to this is if it’s real tax cuts across the board and spending cuts OR no package at all.

  7. WtBL:

    The link got pasted in. I’m not actually asking folks to sign it. I didn’t actually sign it. Sorry, I should have made it more clear.

  8. Sebastian,
    I really wasn’t slamming you. I did notice the quoting levels. I WAS however criticizing McCain’s message that the stimulus bill could somehow be fixed to something workable.

  9. I would prefer no stimulus bill, but a less crappy one would be preferable to the steaming pile of shit we’re looking at now… if the Dems insist on passing something.

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