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Do GOP lawmakers really want stimulus stopped?

As Rep. Todd Tiahrt, R-Goddard, has in the House, Sen. Jon Kyl (in photo), R-Ariz., has been publicly complaining that the federal government should "cancel the rest of the stimulus spending." So four Obama administration Cabinet secretaries wrote Arizona's governor and outlined more than $1 billion in Arizona projects that would be at risk if the stimulus were stopped, reported the Washington Post. "If you prefer to forfeit the money we are making available to your state, please let us know," wrote Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, a former GOP House member. So what was Kyl's reaction? He accused the administration of a political attack and was outraged by its "thinly veiled threats."

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