I've often heard candidates use this phrase on the stump "you spend your money better than the Government does." That statement is generally considered a truism, but many Congressmen eventually decide that their wisdom is actually better than their constituents. That's the point at which they have sold out. For Gabrielle Giffords, that point came faster than usual.
When asked about a new stimulus package, Giffords suggested that the checks shouldn't go to individual families, they should be sent to the state.
U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords said Friday that she supports an economic stimulus package that includes money for states like Arizona to balance their budgets.
And that, she said, would be better for the economy than the package last February that resulted in the federal government mailing checks to taxpayers.
Giffords said the package passed in February did not do what was intended, since many Americans used their checks to pay off bills rather than spend them.