Christmas in February

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Heritage Foundation Senior Policy Analyst Rae Hederman reacts to the Senate’s recently passed stimulus package:

In a period of a sluggish economy, it’s disappointing that the Senate has placed special interests over what is good for the economy. While the stimulus bill passed by the House has many problems, the House bill does not have unnecessary spending and is refreshingly clean of goodies handed to the preferred industries of politicians. The Senate Bill contains billions of wasteful spending that is targeted to industries in the home state of certain Senators such as Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA). This is conservatives’ worst fear: a Christmas tree of a stimulus bill laden with goodies for special interests back home.