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North Carolina Congresswoman Virginia Foxx not only opposed the stimulus package that passed the House recently, she doesn’t think ANY of the spending in the bill was worthwhile.  The Hickory Daily Record recently featured Foxx’s answers to five questions asked by Media General’s Washginton correspondent.

Q: You also joined every Republican in voting against the $819 billion economic recovery package that just passed the House, arguing that most of the spending programs would not immediately create jobs. Were any of the spending programs worthwhile?

A: Not that I can recall. There is a possibility that some of the infrastructure spending on roads and bridges could create jobs, but a lot of the money will not be spent for years.

Among the many important things funded in the House bill were an extension of unemployment benefits, a provision to help people who lose their jobs continue their health insurance coverage, and a school construction program. Apparently Foxx does not consider any of that worthwhile.

And she is wrong about the infrastructure spending too. The Congressional Budget Office says two-thirds of the investments in the House bill will be made within 18 months.

2 Comments

  1. Rob Schofield

    February 10, 2009 at 9:55 am

    One area in which Foxx apparently has fewer qualms about people spending money is on her own politcal future. Here’s the text of an email that she sent out widely last week (it even came to me):

    Congresswoman Virginia Foxx
    Fifth District of North Carolina
    Rules Committee

    Invites you to a reception at

    The Associated General Contractors
    53 D St., SE, Washington, DC

    TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2009
    5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
    $1000 PER PAC / $500 PER PERSON

    RSVP to Cheryl Freauff at (703) 467-9341
    or email Cheryl@morganmeredith.com

    Please make checks payable to:
    Virginia Foxx for Congress
    Post Office Box 1100
    Clemmons, NC 27012
    (877) 253-0861
    http://www.virginiafoxx.com

  2. Dawg

    February 10, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    Mrs Foxx has no scruples about lying and manipulating people’s emotions to stay in power. She is the worst kind of demagogue and utterly ruthless.