Sen. Michael Bennet expressed his concerns and voiced his opposition to President Barack Obama’s infrastructure spending plan yesterday, saying “I will not support additional spending in a second stimulus package.”
Two more Colorado Democrats facing tough election battles have joined Bennet in rejecting Stimulus II.
Rep. John Salazar joined Bennet in questioning the proposal:
Rep. John Salazar (D-CO) also expressed doubts, saying he is “skeptical of new spending.” Salazar is facing Scott Tipton (R) in CO 03, who also ran in ‘06.
Rep. Betsy Markey (CO-4), facing an even tougher battle against Republican Cory Gardner, echoed Bennet’s comments:
“We haven’t seen any specifics of these proposals, but I don’t support a second stimulus bill. Investments in infrastructure are critical to our long-term economic recovery but should be paid for with unspent funds from the economic recovery act without adding to the federal deficit,” Markey said in a statement.
Markey supports a temporary extension of the Bush-era tax cuts for some middle-income levels, but agrees with Obama in allowing tax cuts for top earners to expire.