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Senator Critical Of President for Not Leading on Stimulus; Calls Effort “Crazy,” Bill “Monstrosity”

February 5, 2009

An emotional Senator Lindsey Graham said Thursday that President Obama was not leading on the economic stimulus and his effort to spent $1 trillion “overnight” was “crazy.”

The stimulus package now calls for almost $900 billion in spending and the interest on the debt/loan could be $300 billion.

“I like President Obama but giving TV interviews is not leading.  Having lunch with people is not leading.  Scaring people is not leading,” Senator Graham said.

He said he was hoping to see the president get Congressional leaders together to make a better stimulus bill.

The South Carolina Republican was unusually harsh on President Obama and the process to pass the stimulus in the Senate, a process he called “crazy,” “stupid,” and a “waste of time.”

“This is not bipartisan at all.  I want to help the president on Gitmo, on the stimulus and on other things for our country but this is just a waste of time,” Garaham said.

He called the House stimulus package a “monstrosity.”

John E. Carey
Wakefield Chapel, Virginia

Lindsey Graham
Lindsey Graham

Related:
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 Stimulus: Master of The Message, No Drama Obama Losing?

White House Demonizes Senate Republicans on Terrible Stimulus Package; Why No Senate Dems Embrace This Stimulus?

 Obama Was Cheated: House Stimulus a Nancy Pelosi Crime

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