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    Republican Mayor: The Stimulus Package ‘Worked,’ It’s ‘Unfair’ For House GOP To Attack It

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    Yesterday, the House GOP lawmakers quickly manufactured an unwieldy proposal to axe $2.5 trillion from the federal budget. In a tribute to zeal, Rep. Jim Jordan’s (R-OH) new Spending Reduction Act not only scraps 15 percent of federal jobs but also eliminates “all remaining stimulus funding.” Because, as they say, this is what the American people want.
    Unfortunately for Republicans, the American people don’t live in their delusion. They live in states and cities — both of which depend on the Recovery Act and will get hosed by this repeal. Bristling under the GOP’s out-of-touch demonization of the Recovery Act, even Republican mayors like Tulsa, OK Mayor Dewey Bartlett are pointing out just how “unfair” a repeal of the Act would be. Speaking at the U.S. Conference of Mayors in DC yesterday, Bartlett”it worked“:
    “I would prefer them to at least give us an opportunity to use them for another reasonably supportive project,” Bartlett said.
    In Washington for the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Bartlett again made positive comments about the impact of the 2009 stimulus package, which was opposed by every Oklahoma Republican in Congress.
    “It worked,” said the mayor, who is also a Republican.[...]
    Bartlett conceded he did not know whether any of Tulsa’s funding would be covered by the proposal but made it clear he did not favor a repeal.
    “To me, that seems a little unfair,” he said.
    Bartlett pointed to specific Recovery projects — “crime, public safety, energy and environment, poverty and infrastructure projects” — and the “Inner Dispersal Loop state project to improve access to downtown Tulsa” that helped Tulsa “come out of the recession.”







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    Congrats to the left, they found a republican mayor in Ohio who thinks the stimulous works.
     
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    Tulsa is in Oklahoma, not Ohio.

    Rightwingers are not known for their brainpower.
     
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    Are not Oklahoma and Ohio spelled with an "O"? I have to admit, I removed my thanks from whitehall after your post! :lol:
     
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    I also remember those governors being chided by want-it-both-ways chumps like you for supposedly wanting the cut teachers, cops and fire personnel form the payrolls.
     
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    Much ado about a single mayor in podunk...Oklahoma. The left must be desperate.
     
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    Wow - you used words instead of a photoshop! It's a red letter day for Oddball!
     
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    If you had bothered to read the article, you would have seen that over 250 mayors agreed with him.
     
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