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March 10, 2009 5:54 PM

Facing skepticism at home, some Dems resist spending bill

Rep. Gene Taylor, D-Miss., has a hard time going home to Bay St. Louis and explaining why Congress wants to boost federal spending for the rest of this fiscal year by 8 percent. "The police in my hometown make $10, $11 an hour" he said (although they actually make $12 to $13 an hour, according to the city). "How do I explain what we're doing here?"

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