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Talking out of both sides of your two mouths

© Matt Wuerker

Not to mention gladly taking Stimulus funds and bragging about the projects after voting against them.



  1. Steve wrote:

    I don’t know if it’s fair to criticise Governors for making use of stimulus funds after voting against them. If they didn’t, their states would be at a comparative disadvantage to those which did accept the funds.

    For the same reason, I don’t think it’s hypocritical for a person to call for higher taxes on his income bracket while still only personally paying for the lowest amount required.


    Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at 11:37 pm | Permalink
  2. Jeff wrote:

    @steve, you’re correct. The part that’s hypocritical is when those politicians simultaneously criticize the stimulus as being ineffective and worthless at creating jobs while creating jobs with stimulus funds. It’s not really about their vote, it’s about their continued opposition to it after it’s benefited them, and their continued use of talking points that they have proven incorrect by how they use the money.

    That’s my interpretation, at least. Someone correct me if I’m wrong here.

    Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 10:15 am | Permalink
  3. Iron Knee wrote:

    I agree Jeff. Even worse is when they brag about the projects paid for with stimulus funds, when they voted against the funding.

    Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 10:23 am | Permalink