Republicans Want Details of Spending Plan
By Paul Amy
Published: December 30, 2008
Republican leaders in Congress have pushed for open discussions of the proposed economic stimulus plan.
Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Representative John Boehner of Ohio have led a call in Congress for Democrats to hold open hearings on the spending plan to illuminate the allocation of government funds and prevent wasteful expenditures. The NY Times Reports:
“We must act in a responsible way that helps get our economy moving again, not with more pork-barrel spending that does nothing but give taxpayer money to special interests and campaign contributors,” Mr. Boehner said in a statement.
Democrats in Congress have pledged to work with Republicans to pass a spending bill, but disputes are expected over the proposed distribution of funds.