McCain: ‘Stimulus Must Include Significant Direct Relief to American Workers’ News Wire

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2009 — In an e-mail, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is asking supporters to oppose the so-called $819-plus billion bailout. He has created an online petition for opponents of the bill.

“Our country does not need just another spending bill, particularly not one that will load future generations with the burden of massive debt,” McCain said in the e-mail. “We need a short term stimulus bill that will directly help people, create jobs, and provide a jolt to our economy.

“I believe we need to evaluate every bit of spending in this stimulus proposal with one important criteria — does it really stimulate the economy and help create jobs — if the answer is no, it does not belong in a so-called stimulus package,” McCain added. “Furthermore, the stimulus must include significant direct relief to American workers in the form of payroll tax cuts and programs to help homeowners keep their homes. Finally, we need an end game to this stimulus so that when our economy recovers, these spending programs do not remain permanent and saddle our children with a skyrocketing national debt.”

To sign the petition, click here.

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