Top Republicans just hate the massive federal stimulus. They hate it.
That's why South Carolina's Lindsey Graham has been one of the most vocal opponents of the package. Speaking on CNN, Graham complained that the bill gave too much money to states.
So when Wolf Biltzer asked Graham whether South Carolina should take the federal money, Graham declared that it should not, consistent with his conservative principles.
I’m not for $75 billion slush fund for states that can be spent on anything they want to spend it on including budget problems because we’ve got our own budget problems and you’re rewarding states who have done very little to trim up their own budget.
What's that? He didn't? Graham changed his mind?
Here's Graham's exact quote:
I think that, yes, from my point of view, I — you don’t want to be crazy here. I mean, if there’s going to be money on the table that will help my state, but I’ve got a job to do up here, and that is to try to help people and not damn the next generation.One more rock-ribbed, highly principled (Ha!) conservative lawmaker changes his tune.