The $787 billion stimulus bill may have been signed into law a year ago today, but the political fistfight over its effectiveness isn't over.
At a news conference Tuesday, Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine released a "Hypocrisy Hall of Fame" that lists Republicans who opposed the stimulus bill but who now want money from it for state projects.
Sen. Kit Bond, a Missouri Republican, made the list.
"These are Republicans who chastised the Recovery Act while attending ribbon-cutting ceremonies," Kaine said. "They're playing a hypocritical game, and they're just playing politics with this issue."
Bond was in Kansas City on Tuesday — not to cut a ribbon, but instead to show support for the Samuel U. Rodgers Community Health Center, which received a $1.5 million federal earmark and more than $1.3 million from the stimulus.
During remarks at the center, Bond rejected the Democrats' hypocrisy tag, insisting he opposed the stimulus because it's inefficient and spent without congressional input.
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