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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Shea-Porter Stimulus Flip-Flop

Congresswoman Shea-Porter appears to be walking back her strong support of the floundering stimulus bill. As you may recall, Shea-Porter had this to say after voting in favor of the $787 taxpayer giveaway:
After seven years of mismanagement and no oversight from the Administration, the housing market is in a crisis, the economy is struggling, and families are paying more for everything from groceries to heating oil,” said Congresswoman Shea-Porter. “I’m pleased that we came together in a bipartisan manner to pass this stimulus package. It will put money in the pockets of hard-working American families and help to restore the strength of our economy.
But now, given the stimulus' dismal performance coupled with a tough campaign ahead, local and national media outlets are picking up on Shea-Porter's reversal:

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