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 ???

    • 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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