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Berry Votes Against Economic Stimulus, Cites Reasons

WASHINGTON D.C. (KAIT) - Arkansas congressman Marion Berry voted against the economic stimulus bill that recently passed both the House, the Senate and the White House and he says he did it because of where the money is coming from and who gets left out.

Berry says those on social security and disabled veterans were left out of the original plan but even the revised version doesn't cut it for him.  He says even though those on social security and disabled veterans are getting half of the standard amount, it still isn't good enough.

Another big reason cited as to why Congressman Berry voted nay is where the money is coming from.  He says he voted "no" also because the money is borrowed.

The package will issue $180 billion dollars in refunds to taxpayers this spring.  The government is encouraging individuals to "spend" rather than "save" in order to help stimulate business. 

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