They want to have their cake…
…and hate it too. Dan Nowicki at the AZ/DC Blog...
Kyl maintains this year's stimulus law isn't working as advertised and argues that taxpayers shouldn't have to stay on the hook for money that hasn't been spent or won't be spent until years from now.Let's see, Kyl says "Don't spend it." LaHood asks the Governor "Whattaya think?" McCain calls the question a threat.
On Monday, four Obama Cabinet secretaries sent letters to Republican Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer asking if she, too, wanted to shut off the spigot of federal stimulus cash.
“I believe the stimulus has been very effective in creating job opportunities throughout the country,” Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood wrote to Brewer. “However, if you prefer to forfeit the money we are making available to the state, as Senator Kyl suggests, please let me know.”
McCain shot back on Tuesday: “I strongly support the comments of Senator Kyl and call on the administration to retract its threat against the citizens of Arizona."
Of course, there was no threat in the administration's question, just a question. The Governor, of course, opted to keep the cash. That means one of two things is true - either the stimulus money is doing some good, meaning Kyl and McCain are lying, or the Republican leadership of Arizona is unanimously standing behind pouring taxpayer's money down a sinkhole, at least as long as the sinkhole in question is in Arizona.
Or, perhaps, the Republican leadership of Arizona is simply hypocritical.
Yeah, I know. That's redundant.