WASHINGTON (Reuters) – vigorously defended his $787 billion stimulus on Wednesday, insisting it rescued Americans from the worst of the economic calamity and ripping Republican critics who called it a waste.........THIS ARTICLE is the second place I've heard that Obama is calling Republicans hypocrites for the following reason (from the article):
"Obama used a portion of his speech to accuse Republicans of hypocrisy, saying they have enjoyed its benefits even as they criticized the plan."There are those, let's face it, across the aisle who have tried to score political points by attacking what we did, even as many of them show up at ribbon-cutting ceremonies for projects in their districts," Obama said.He said he recognized that many Americans are not benefiting from the stimulus."
I have given that some thought and fluctuated on it. If Republicans were against the entire Stimulus Package, should they have not attended ribbon-cutting ceremonies for projects in their districts? Should they stay home from official duties because they didn't approve of the methodology behind the project? Does their appearing show tacit approval of the method of funding for any given project? Does it have to be 'scoring political points' just because you disagree with a bill? (or is this yet another of those things Obama wants heard and digested by Americans who are 'on the fence'?)
What do you think? Help me out here. Thanks.