Why politicians don’t oppose TARP

As you'll see below, I've been doing a lot of New Deal reading.  From this reading, I would suggest that the answer to this question is obvious.

Under TARP, money is given to Mr Paulson to spend, with few (if any) strings attached.  Suppose you are a Congressman who opposes the bill.  Whose district do you think will get the money, yours or your fellow Congressman's who supported Mr Paulson's plan?  I'm guessing the later.

FDR did the same thing, and all the historians love him.  So why wouldn't Mr Paulson?

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