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Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele, 2/13/08 (er, '09):

You have absolutely no reason, none, to trust our word or our actions at this point.

Missouri Republican Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, MO-09, praising the Big Nasty Stimulus projects coming home to his district:

"Luetkemeyer said the project is considered ‘shovel ready' and that's what the economy needs. President Darrell Krueger and Luetkemeyer discussed the educational benefits of the economic stimulus package." [KTVO-TV, 2/17/09]

California Republican Ken Calvert on bringing home the Stimulating bacon:

Representative Ken Calvert (CA-44) - "All of us in the Inland Empire will do what we can to direct as much money as we can." [The Press Enterprise; 2/13/09]

Sen. Christopher "Kit" Bond, Republican of Missouri (courtesy of Congress Matters' Kagro X David Waldman):

To address the shortage of affordable housing for low income families and seniors, Bond placed an amendment in the stimulus package which provides $2 billion to unlock stalled projects across the country.

That figures out to be about $40 million for low income housing in Missouri.

Bond says the $2 billion amendment is small potatoes in the nearly $800 billion package, but it will save jobs, employing more than 3,000 people in Missouri alone.

Finally, the Tweeting Twit, Michigan Republican Pete Hoekstra:

And now Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-Mich.), who also voted against the bill, just posted this on his Twitter page:

petehoekstra If you know of someone thinking of buying first home, now may be the time. Stimulus incentive is very generous! Up to 8k! Check it out.

Now, what do all these Republicans singing hosannas to the glories of the Magic Stimulating StimPak have in common?

Every single goddamned one of them voted against the stimulus package they are now most brazenly trying to take credit for.

Michael Steele is right:

You have absolutely no reason, none, to trust our word or our actions at this point.

Originally posted to Daily Kos on Wed Feb 18, 2009 at 07:20 PM PST.

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