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Friday, February 06, 2009

Sen. Warner's Reply to My Email on the Stimulus Vote.


Thank you for contacting me with your views on the economic stimulus
package. In order to best represent you as your United States Senator,
it is vital that I hear your view on this and other important matters.



We have received a large volume of correspondence from across the
Commonwealth both in favor and opposed to the stimulus. I certainly
understand concerns about the size and scope of the bill and about
certain provisions included in the package, especially in light of how
poorly the first half of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) has
been administered. In the Senate, I will continue to work with the new
Administration on the expenditure of the second half of TARP to ensure
more accountability and transparency so that Virginians know exactly how
this money is being utilized.


While he says that my input as a constituent is vital, he prefers to drink the Obama Kool Aid. As for transparency, Fox News has had to sue to get any information on how the first mountain of TARP money was dispensed.

In regards to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, although no
effort on this scale will be perfect, President Obama and the relevant
Congressional committees have been in close consultation with state and
local officials and a wide range of economic experts to develop an
approach which represents a prudent and effective path to economic
recovery. As a newly-elected Senator, I have come to this process late
in the game, but I am working to make certain that these funds are
directly targeted to job creation and "shovel ready" initiatives. To do
nothing in the face of this economic crisis could lead to catastrophic
consequences for small businesses and working families across the
country.


Pork projects look best to Sen. Warner. It seems he thinks what's best for government is best for America. The "As a newly-elected Senator," line doesn't fly. He sought one of the highest offices in the nation and now wants to cry inexperiance? To do something stupid rather than nothing would be infinitely more destructive.He was going to bring his business experience to the Senate to deal with such problems yet he has chosen to deffer to the Status Que.

The committees drafting the legislation have provided for unprecedented
oversight, accountability and transparency in the measure so that
taxpayers' money is handled carefully and used in the most efficient and
effective manner possible. You should know that a Recovery Act and
Transparency Board will oversee the disbursement of the funds and a
website provided by the White House, www.recovery.gov
, will post detailed information about
recovery spending.


In light of the afore mentioned lawsuit and the lack of any public review of the SCHIP law that got shoved down our throats, I doubt these boards will be anything more than more Kool Aid drinking Obamatons



Again, thank you for your input. As we move forward in the 111th
Congress, please continue to be in touch with your opinions and
concerns.


Sincerely,
MARK R. WARNER
United States Senator

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