Republicans Betting Big in Opposing Stimulus

Are Republicans taking a big risk if they keep voting overwhelmingly against the stimulus?  Not if it passes anyway.

Are Republicans taking a big risk if they keep voting overwhelmingly against the stimulus? Not if it passes anyway. In fact, voting no is a far safer political bet, and the upside is big.

Republicans know the bill will pass with or without their support. And Obama will get the credit if it works regardless of how many Republicans sign on or how much they influence the bill. So what do they have to lose by opposing it? Not much.

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Richard Sammon
Senior Associate Editor, The Kiplinger Letter