Monday, February 9, 2009

Non-DC Republicans in support of the ESP

The Republican mayor of Carmel, IN, James Brainard, supports the stimulus package:

As does Governor Jim Douglas (R-VT).  I'd probably put Governor Douglas with Senators Snowe, Collins and Specter - GOP remnants in Blue states (IN barely went for Obama).  But it also reflects a sensible approach - try something, to paraphrase FDR.
Unlike inside-the-beltway-idiots Michael Steele and John McCain, who either want their bill (all tax cuts, gut SS/Medicare, with a token nod to infrastructure spending), or none at all.

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