An honest Republican?

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    Looks like we've found one!




    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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    Over 230, not 250:


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    Take that up with the Pres and his 57 states sometime why don't you!:lol:
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    and so is Obama and Okiniawa.
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    The stimulus has kept many cities and states alive.

    although some of it was badly spent. Like cash for clunkers.

    However since it did not fix everything overnight, problems that took decades to build, the right calls it a failure.

    I do not recall hearing them whine over Bush's tax rebates being a failure.
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    What are we talking about here? Tulsa, OK's unemploymnent was less than 3% when Obama was elected. It rose to 7% during the "stimulous'. You can't count on federal dollars to fund public safety. Paying Police and Fire personnel is an ongoing process. The dirty little secret is that the Trillion dollars we spent in "porkulous" was doled out to buy votes for democrat politicians and fund lavish union pensions. Obama's economic agenda flat out didn't work. When are you lefties going to let go of the false "hope" you bought into?
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    Since conservatives are paying for it, I see no reason why they shouldn't take the money. It is OUR money you're giving out. Fucking idiot.
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    What Bartlertt and you Obamarrhoidal Dipshits don't realize is that it was absolutely necessary to spend mebbe 1/4 to a 1/2 of a $ trillion for the "stimulus to have worked ! "

    Which is ~ what Bush recommended.

    What these same Dipshits don't realize that anything ABOVE THAT 1/4 - 1/2 $ trillion ........... WOULD STILL have made the "stimulus to have worked" ........ BUT IT WAS A FUCKING WASTE OF MONEY !!!
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    Newsflash for Ssimpleholic:

    Agreeing with YOU doesn't make the Mayor of Tulsa "honest;" it merely reflects that, like you, he is not capable of intelligent thought.
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    Another interesting point. Tulsa is home to Billy Grahmville.
    Very conservative.
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    I didn't mind Cash For Clunkers. A lot of those cars just should not have been on the road any longer.

    In fact, I wish that all states instituted yearly inspections, like they did in Jersey while I was growing up.

    Why should my life, or my family's life, be put in danger because someone who doesn't have their priorities straight is driving arround on bald tires? But it should be done by the states, to raise revenue while promoting safety and environmentalism.

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