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However, the bill that passed in the House will not be the same bill that is passed in the Senate. The House bill included more spending and less tax cuts; it's total price tag was also only $819 billion USD.
Ron Paul, who ran for the Republican Presidential Nomination against John McCain, said the bill isn't a stimulus package but rather a "pure spending package". Paul said he agrees the economy needs a boost, but he believes it isn't the place of the federal government to provide it.
"Sure, we want more spending," Paul said, "we need a lot more spending in the economy, but it has to be done by market forces, by individuals, by businesses making proper decisions."
The criticism didn't end there.