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Westmoreland: Stimulus adds debt, not jobs

Republican Rep. Lynn Westmoreland, whose district includes portions of North Columbus, voted against President Obama's $825 billion stimulus package Wednesday evening.

The bill passed without a single Republican vote.

“There is wide bipartisan agreement that we need a job-creating stimulus package but there’s equally wide disagreement about how best to do that,” Westmoreland said. “I want to see taxpayers keep more of their own money, I want to see the spending more focused on building things such as roads and bridges, and I want to see the price tag brought down dramatically because I don’t see how we can pay this back.”