COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM
August 4, 2009
Reasonable people can disagree over the effectiveness of the stimulus and whether and in what form it should continue. Sen. John McCain, for example, also voted against the $787 billion stimulus bill and recently criticized the administration for not delivering on its calculations that unemployment would remain level or decrease from 8.5 percent. Regardless of how one feels about the stimulus funding, it is wrong for officials to play politics with the allocation of dollars for federal spending programs that Arizona citizens ultimately pay through our federal taxes (or perhaps more accurately, future taxes).