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Wow: Dick Blumenthal (D, Conn.) Opposes Stimulus

4:39 PM, Aug 17, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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How unpopular has Obama's economic agenda become? Democratic Senate candidate Dick Blumenthal--in deep blue Connecticut--says he would have opposed the stimulus. Via The Hotline's Josh Kraushaar, the Connecticut Mirror reports:

"I believe that the stimulus was wrongly structured, because it failed to provide jobs and paychecks to ordinary Americans. It unfortunately was inadequately designed to invest in infrastructure, in roads and bridges and schools," Blumenthal said.

Asked how the state could have balanced its budget given the influx of stimulus money for Medicaid, education and other programs, Blumenthal said, "That's an entirely separate question. I would have opposed the stimulus as it was structured."

As you may recall, the stimulus received the votes of every Democratic senator and all but seven Democratic House members. How times have changed.

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