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White House finds sudden GOP support for stimulus $$ "amusing"

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said it's been "amusing this week to read the many press releases and Twitter comments on those that found the stimulus on C-SPAN during the vote something that they didn't necessarily think was a good idea, until it came time to break ground on projects in their home district."

(Like the 9 Florida Republicans who voted against the stim package but signed a letter asking the administration to make sure Florida gets all of its education dollars?)

Asked if indeed he was "talking about Republican lawmakers, specifically?" Gibbs replied, "Many of them, yes."

Asked whether President Barack Obama believes "there's some hypocrisy going on," Gibbs replied. "As I've said before, old habits are hard to break. And I think that the American people readily understand when -- when this town gets dominated by games-playing rather than problem-solving."

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Fred

This is not a stimulus package and is nothing but a huge package of pork. This package of pork is designed to fund a liberal socialist democrat agenda and Obama and his comrades all know it. This is not designed to stimulate and jump start the economy or create any new private sector jobs and will only stimululate the size of big government. The republicans and some democrats want a bill that will create jobs and stimulate the economy and this bill doesn't accomplish that and that is why it didn't get even one republican vote in the congress and even 11 democrats didn't vote for it and we should be proud of those who stood tall and didn't vote for this liberal socialist package of pork. Obama and his comrades are nothing but socialist empty suit gangsters from Chicago and want this bill to fund and force their socialist agenda on the rest of America and all in the name of emergency stimulus. We are stuck with these liberal socialists Obama and comrades for the next four years and that is the only Change You Can Believe in.

Porkulus

Hey Gibbs... at the point the money is out there, do you think those who didn't support the bill shouldn't fight for their fair share?? Give me a break...

If you want to say those who didn't support the pork bill, don't need to repay the debt associated with it, then I think you would see a whole different attitude out there....

John Russell

KLOWNS! Where was your "whining" during all that cash flushing down the toilet in Iraq? FUNNY ALL THE lamebrains who have their hand out when they were afraid to stand up and support the rescue of our economy in the first place. J R

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