Alexander: “This Is Spending, Not Stimulus”

Posted on February 13, 2009

Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement after voting against the stimulus bill: “This bill will give American workers $8 a week in their paychecks in exchange for passing along a $1 trillion debt to our grandchildren. The entire New Deal in today’s dollars cost only half of what this bill costs. Mostly, this is spending, not stimulus. Most of the spending in the bill does not come soon enough to help create jobs quickly. Instead, we should have focused on fixing housing first, letting taxpayers keep more of their own money, and spending borrowed money only on programs that create jobs quickly.” ###