Hilarious - GOP begs for Stimulus Money

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    Anti-Stimulus Lawmakers Fought For Funds, Report Says

    Dozens of Republicans who strongly touted their opposition to the 2009 Recovery Act have nonetheless quietly made requests for stimulus money, according to a report by the Center for Public Integrity.


    The report finds that leading members of Congress -- including Rep. Pete Sessions, Indiana Rep. Mike Pence, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, former presidential candidates John McCain and Ron Paul, and Tea Party favorites Michele Bachmann and Sen. Scott Brown - have discreetly requested stimulus funds despite their public opposition to the initiative.

    Anti-Stimulus Lawmakers Fought For Funds, Report Says - Political Hotsheet - CBS News

    In a letter to Obama that was read on the cable news channel, Mack described the bill as being full of “earmarks, pork-driven projects and liberal-spending programs.”

    Other Florida Republicans, who warned that the stimulus plan was part of a tax-and-spend culture in Washington, D.C., that would bankrupt the nation, shared Mack’s view. They cited that belief in casting votes against the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in January 2009.

    But seven months later, Mack wrote a letter to the U.S. Department of Transportation asking for $29 million in stimulus funds to improve railroad infrastructure in his district.

    Through a spokesperson, Mack defended his apparent double standard on stimulus spending.

    “Congressman Mack will always fight for his district’s growing infrastructure needs,” said Stephanie DuBois, Mack’s press secretary

    GOP Congressmen Criticize Stimulus, Ask for Money | WUSF Public Media

    BUT I THOUGHT IT DIDN'T CREATE ONE NEW JOB???????????
     
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    Democrats who voted for stimulus are campaigning against stimulus.
     
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    So? If Republicans don't take any of the money does that mean that people in their districts don't have to be responsible for paying for the 800 billion dollar slush fund? If republican districts have to pay the debt voted in by democrats, then they may as well help themselves to the loot.
     
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    They're also campaigning against 0bamacare....
     
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    Some Democrats are Conservative. They applaud moving American jobs to China the same way Republicans applaud the move.

    Just because there are no liberals in the Republican Party, doesn't mean there are no conservatives in the Democratic Party. That's because the Democrats are a party of coalitions.

    What this does prove is the Republican lie that this stimulus didn't create any jobs is just that - lies. They are good at that.

    Lie about jobs here, but send jobs to China. And their base eats it up.

    When I was in the service, we used to say, "WETSU SIR". Stands for "We eat this shit up".

    Well, that's the Republican base. Their leaders squeeze every single cent they can squeeze out of this country, they move jobs overseas and their base says, "WETSU".
     
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    Democrats who voted for stimulus or Obamacare are marxists.
     
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    Exactly. The money is going to be spent one way or another. Why should Republicans who were against passing the bill, have to not take any of the money from it now that it did pass.

    We are all going to have to Pay it back. And since RDean likes to point out the Republicans are all rich, then he knows that they will be Paying the lions share of it back anyways.

    Nice try Deano
     
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    What's hilarious is that you are attacking the GOP rather than kicking all corrupt politicians to the curb and encouraging all parties to cut spending.
     
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    What's hilarious is that there are three threads about this, as if they were written by the same person.
     
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    You should read the Republican's letters. They such such things as, "Improving the railway will attract business and jobs" and "Building up broadband will make us competitive and attract jobs" and "building bridges will connect communities and create jobs".

    What is wrong with you guys? Have you lost all your common sense? Are you stuck on stupid? What else could it be?
     

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