It makes perfect sense that Carly Fiorina, supposedly a conservative Republican, is against government stimulus packages ("Senate hopeful slams project," Sept. 14). She may have been happy to do business with the federal government while she ran Hewlett-Packard, but she can't stand the idea of taxpayer funds supporting a day care for low-income families.
Thus, we should not be surprised that Fiorina took the opportunity, while in Glendale, to strongly criticize the failed New Horizons Family Center. Rather than viewing the loss of a much-needed center as tragic, Fiorina blamed Sen. Barbara Boxer for wasting federal funds.
But wait! Someone pointed out that the stimulus funds in this case were given to the city of Glendale, which was responsible for deciding how they would be spent. As the Glendale News-Press pointed out on Tuesday, "last year, the City Council allocated $131,000 of Glendale's stimulus money to New Horizons." Nevertheless, Fiorina continues to hold Boxer responsible, stating that "I expect her to know the facts" about projects paid for with stimulus money.