Goode said that he has been going to local Republican committee meetings in the district. He’s also looking at major issues coming before the House of Representatives. The biggest, at present, have involved spending, although Goode notes that it is still early in the session.
“I was concerned, like every other Republican, about the size of the stimulus,” Goode said.
Along with the size of the $787 billion package, Goode questions its value as a stimulus. He said it contains items that have been on some House members ‘wish lists for several years.
President Barack Obama’s budget proposal is also a concern.
“It’s huge, too,” Goode said. “It calls for the biggest deficit we have ever had. It’s pushing up debt.”
Thursday, March 19, 2009
John Barnhart, the uber-conservative columnist for the Bedford Bulletin, writes his weekly column on the potential Perriello v. Goode rematch. Notably, Goode is campaigning throughout the district against the stimulus package and the upcoming budget battle. Money quote (emphasis mine):