Think Progress » Stimulating Hypocrisy: 114 Lawmakers Block Recovery While Taking Credit For Its Success

Senator Inhofe (R-OK) Hailed $25 Million In Stimulus Money He Called “No Stimulus … Welfare” As “Necessary Funds.” Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) told CNS News last month, “I don’t think it [failed] – I know it. I said at the time, there’s no stimulus in the stimulus bill.” He also called the Recovery Act simply “welfare.” However, as MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow reported, Inhofe has a history of stimulus hypocrisy. For instance, despite attacking the stimulus as a complete waste, Inhofe hailed $25 million dollars in stimulus money for a Tar Creek Superfund site as “great news” and “necessary funds.”

-Senator Inhofe Voted Against The Recovery Package Twice [Record Vote 59; Record Vote 60]

Can anyone explain to me why these people are getting away with this? Besides the usual litany of “people are stupid”, “people are lazy”, etc… why isn’t there a huge howl coming from the Main Stream Media?

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2 thoughts on “Think Progress » Stimulating Hypocrisy: 114 Lawmakers Block Recovery While Taking Credit For Its Success

  1. “Stimulating Hypocrisy: 114 Lawmakers Block Recovery While Taking Credit For Its Success”

    Success?

    Proud of 9.7% unemployment?

    Proud of REAL 16% unemployment?

    Proud of being about 8 million jobs short of the promise of what the ‘stimulus’ would do?

    Proud of increasing foreclosures?

    That is stimulus success ???

    1. Given the PR coming from these Legislators, they must think so…

      “I got all this money for us, vote for me! But please ignore the fact that I did everything I could to keep it from happening!”

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