Ford incentive package:
“The government should never be in the business of picking winners and losers. Just as I personally oppose the federal bailout of auto companies and Wall Street executives, and spending billions on a failed stimulus package, as a state Senator I cannot support this new spending that we cannot afford. I am deeply disappointed to see this taxpayer shakedown pass in spite of our opposition and efforts. The last year and a half of President Obama's failed economic policies have proven that you can't spend your way out of a recession, and it's not fair for people in southwest Missouri to continue footing the bill for these government giveaways."