The Hill: House GOP: No hypocrisy in seeking stimulus dollars after voting against bill
Amid mounting criticism, House Republicans said this week it is not hypocritical to vote against the stimulus and later seek money from it for their districts.
After standing united in opposition to the president’s economic stimulus bill a little more than a year ago, many Republicans have touted the benefits of that measure back in their districts, according to a comprehensive list compiled by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC). Citing the stimulus and other measures, the DCCC claims that 91 House Republicans are talking out of both sides of their mouths.
In recent days, former Sen. Alan Simpson (R-Wyo.) and California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) have echoed the DCCC claims.
[A] House Republican requesting anonymity said taking credit for projects that members rejected poses a slippery slope ...