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Brownback a 'clunkers' backer again

Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., has been of two minds about the whole "cash for clunkers" idea, co-sponsoring a "budget-neutral" Senate version in May, voting against a bill in June and then voting last week to add $2 billion to the rebate program. About the latest vote, Brownback told The Eagle editorial board through a spokeswoman: "I would rather the deficit be reduced but that wasn't the choice. The choice was funding more government buildings or stimulating car sales. I supported stimulating the economy rather than stimulating even more the federal government."