Why? In the package is money for states and local government, they need it to support schools, healthcare, etc. So, they are sending the message to their congressional delegation to SUPPORT the stimulus package.
Santa Clara County supervisors are pushing the local congressional delegation to support President Barack Obama's economic stimulus package, joining a growing number of cities and counties lining up for a federal bailout.
Prompted by Supervisor Liz Kniss, the county has readied a preliminary list of 32 "shovel-ready" capital projects totaling $174 million that could use an infusion of cash from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 now being debated in Congress.
The list includes retrofits, paving and electrical projects, park improvements and sewer system improvements.
See, that list above? That is local government and that is money needed to keep cities, villages, towns going. That includes hiring folks to fix, upgrade.
Republicans, get on board.