Congressman Steve Kagen (D-Appleton) says the federal stimulus plan differs from a previous bailout the country saw that rescued the financial giants. He calls the package an investment in people, not Wall Street.
Republican House members claim the package is loaded with pet projects. The Democratic Kagen was not pleased when he learned of family planning and money to fix up the National Mall in D.C. Democrats' did eliminate $20 million meant to re-sod the mall, and cut nearly $200 million for contraceptive services.
Kagen says the stimulus plan will help rebuild the economy. The Appleton physician says within 60 to 90 days construction projects can be up and running.
The state government has created a special agency to speed up project approvals. Wisconsin expects around $3 billion.