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Should they take money if they didn't approve of it?

So, should the republicans that didn't vote for the "spendulous" package take money if they don't approve of it?

Wouldn't that make them hypocrites? Wouldn't that send a message that the package IS needed by them?


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Asked by Anonymous at 10:37 AM on Feb. 22, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

Answers (38)
  • I guess they shouldn't but you know damn well they will.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:39 AM on Feb. 22, 2009

  • In my opinion they are hypocrites but they would only be hurting the city if they didnt except.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:40 AM on Feb. 22, 2009

  • there are some that dont want it and other people are wanting to take it i think its a stupid plan and only will set us farther back

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:42 AM on Feb. 22, 2009

  • Kind of a double edged sword isn't it? Just look at the 1st two responses. If they don't take it they are accused of "hurting their constituents" . If they DO take it they are hypocrites. I think the wisest course is for them to read the bill. Find out what the long term repercussions are of the money they are taking , and then decide what to accept and what to deny.


    Answer by momof030404 at 10:43 AM on Feb. 22, 2009

  • They really don't have a choice but to take it.. besides.. most of the money they would be taking is some of the few parts of the bill they were in agreement with.. most of the money that is pork isn't going to them.. which is why most of them would not sign it.. Those pet projects by the Dems.. are mostly controlled by the Dems.. so no the Reps are not hypocrites..
    They said they were not for the pork of this bill and wanted it out of it, before signing.. so a majority of the money they are getting isn't the pork of the bill.. because it was the Dems that wanted the pork.. why would they give pork to the Reps if they didn't want that kind of dirty money? lol.

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 10:52 AM on Feb. 22, 2009

  • What do you consider "the prok that isn't going to them?"

    They didn't approve, period. Since they make such a huge stink about it-they shouldn't be entitled to any of it if they were against it.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:03 AM on Feb. 22, 2009

  • Republicans are hypocrites
    .Behind closed doors they were supporting the stimulus and when was time to vote everybody was saying no. There was story about the same people who voted against the pkg, no are waiting for the money. You can find the story at NBC Nightly News.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:04 AM on Feb. 22, 2009

  • Oh please come on anons lol.The point was they weren't given a chance to actually go through it all and analize.I admire the ones who are going to do that.As for if any of them will not well the public is watching and maybe they won't be voted back in but replaced.

    Answer by tnmomofive at 11:14 AM on Feb. 22, 2009

  • They WILL take the money! But that should tell their voters that they are LIARS and have NO balls!

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:15 AM on Feb. 22, 2009

  • 1) the people who voted on the bill don't have any actual say in how it's spent - that's two completely seperate areas of government
    2) the responsible pubs who are in charge of distribution are actually reading the bill, unlike the idiots who voted in favor of it, and only accepting the portions of it that won't harm their states later
    3) the state congress, if it's dem heavy, can override a GOP governor if he says no, so it's in his best interest to go through with a fine tooth comb and agree to the programs that aren't harmful so the state legislature can't force him to bankrupt the state because their party tells them to.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 11:17 AM on Feb. 22, 2009

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