Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Will the Democratic fiscal hawks challenge President Obama’s new stimulus proposal? | The Daily Caller - Breaking News, Opinion, Research, and Entertainment

Will the Democratic fiscal hawks challenge President Obama’s new stimulus proposal? | The Daily Caller - Breaking News, Opinion, Research, and Entertainment: "It may be too early to tell, but after 20 months of supporting massive increases in government spending, President Obama’s proposal for a $50 billion infrastructure overhaul could offer some Democrats who say they are concerned with the size of the federal budget a late chance to prove themselves as deficit hawks before the November midterm elections.

Obama announced a plan Monday to rebuild roads, expand rail lines and patch up airport runways nationwide, promising to spend $50 billion immediately and $350 billion over the next six years.

After passing an $814 billion package last year and an overhaul to the nation’s health care system, this recent push could be just too much for some “Blue Dog” Democrats, members within the party that tout themselves as a voice for “fiscal responsibility and accountability.”"

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