With Democrats in control of both the U.S. House and Senate, a Wisconsin Congressman says they've only got themselves to blame if an economic stimulus plan go awry.
Last week, the House passed their version of the $820 billion plan, which includes over $500 billion in new spending, and over $200 billion in tax cuts. The Senate is voting on amendments this week.
However, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind (D-La Crosse) is leery of some Senate Democrats' ideas. Those concerns are largely based on an amendment that would include alternative minimum tax relief at a cost of $70 billion. Kind says that's an issue that should be budgeted for.
Kind says passing such a measure would be taking the easy road now, and leaving major problems for future lawmakers. He says they shouldn't load up the bill with all kinds of things they want to do without a way to pay for it.
Kind says Congress should get back to "pay-as-you-go" budgeting.