Putnam and Ros-Lehtinen stimulus "hypocrites"?
Florida Reps. Adam Putnam and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen are being called out by Democrats as hypocrites for voting against the stimulus bill but working otherwise to secure some of the money. The Republicans were named in a report put out this afternoon by House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer.
Representative Adam Putnam (R-FL) – VOTED NO "Nine GOP House members from Florida, all stimulus no's, joined nine of their Democratic colleagues, all yesses, in asking the feds to grant a waiver giving them access to, you guessed it, hundreds of millions in state stabilization stimulus cash.” – Politico, 2/19/09
Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) – VOTED NO " 'Just because you vote no, doesn't mean you don't get the money,’ assured Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.). ‘We will fight like tigers for us to get our share.’ ” – National League of Cities, 3/2/09