"Recent signs of economic weakness have led government leaders in Washington D.C. to cobble together a stimulus package to keep the economy growing. At least that's the hope," says western Iowa Congressman Steve King.
"What's more likely is that our economy will benefit from short-term growth, not long-term. It will be almost like having sugar shock from eating too many sweets at once"
King voted in favor of the stimulus package, which includes checks for tax-filers.
Still, he said he worries that taxpayers will be compromised by government handouts to illegal immigrants. "We must protect taxpayer's hard earned money from being given away to illegal aliens, he said, pushing for legislation he has proposed called the New IDEA Act. "I sent this bill to the floor of the Congress months ago to coordinate the enforcement recourses of the Internal Revenue Service and other federal law enforcement agencies to choke off the loopholes used by illegals to fraud American taxpayers for their personal gain," king said.
"All the bells-and-whistles in the world won't save this economic stimulus package if money intended for Americans is given to criminal aliens. If that happens, it will be a failure," he said.