McCain speaks out on economic stimulus

February 8, 2009 1:30:20 PM PST
Republican Sen. John McCain says that Democratic lawmakers putting together an economic stimulus plan are no more open to input from the opposing party than the GOP was during the Bush administration. The Arizona Republican says that he thought there was going to be a change in the tone of partisanship in Washington when the Obama administration took over, but he adds that he's not seeing it.

McCain says he favors an economic stimulus bill about half the size of the $820 billion package the Democrats favor.

McCain says that Democrats are building up a national debt that is going to hamper the economy in the future and require the next generation to pay it down.

Last year's GOP presidential nominee appeared Sunday on the CBS program "Face the Nation."