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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.

A156_adam_putnam_2050081722-17075 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

Ileana%20Ros-Lehtinen 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

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 12:19pm]


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