Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Report: Myrick, Burr among stimulus hypocrites

Posted By on Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 4:23 PM

Just in case you thought the members of Congress who voted against the stimulus package were principled patriots oozing sincerity, check out this story from the Think Progress Web site. They highlight a report in which they document 110 GOP lawmakers who voted against stimulus spending but then took credit for projects in their districts or states that were bought by the stimulus.

Among the roll of honor is, of course, Sue Myrick who “quietly” asked the government for more stimulus money for her district to train workers for energy-efficient projects.  So much for concerns about socialism, huh? Sen. Richard Burr  is mentioned in the report for, as we’ve reported here before, personally presenting a check to officials in Bethlehem, NC for  a new fire station. And it almost goes without saying that Sens. Lindsey Graham and Jim “L’Oreal Feria Hair Dye” DeMint scarfed up a sizeable bundle of the communistic, ultra-libbul spending package for their state. The report doesn’t discriminate according to party, either, mentioning Democratic Rep. Heath Shuler, who voted against the stimulus but told his constituents they’d get their “fair share.” So, as we said, just in case you thought these are wonderful, principled public servants ...

Sen. Richard Burr being arrested by the Hypocrisy Police
  • Sen. Richard Burr being arrested by the Hypocrisy Police

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