Skip to comments.(Michele) Bachmann requested federal stimulus money for district projects
Posted on 10/19/2010 6:51:19 AM PDT by ejdrapes
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She did request funds after the bill was passed. There was no sense in not requesting funds for projects after that fact. She voted against the money, but since it was spent, she decided she should try to spend it on things that would help her district.
Don’t watch sausage being made.
Don’t worry....this is just a hit story against a great politician.
Get used to more crap like this from the Soros Smear Center (and, yes - this one has ties to Soros through the Huffington Post, and also Progressive funders such as the Pew Charitable Trusts and the Joyce Foundation).
They will target whoever they fear, and they fear Michelle Bachmann.
Depending on the project for which the money was obtained, children can benefit.
these projects OBVIOUSLY are not worthy or the state or local would have already funded them.
Not necessarily. Many states are having difficulty making ends meet as well, so they are slashing budgets (or raising taxes). Even if they aren't "worthy" according to you or me, I can understand Bachman's thinking. She stood against it, but she lost that battle. The money is going to be spent anyway, whether she gets any for her area or not. And her constituents are going to be footing the bill whether they take any of it or not. Might as well get some of their dollars back into the local community.
I'm torn. I certainly didn't want it passed. Now that it has passed, I don't think I want to pay for it without getting some of it back.
“...yeah...you are not conservative..”
Or perhaps you are not intelligent.
“..Then don’t condemn the program and criticize those who supported it if you’ve got your nose in the trough along side them...”
I condemn Social Security as an unsustainable Ponzi scheme. Michelle Bachmann condemned the stimulus program.
They forced me to pay into SS anyway. Congress passed the stimulus over Michelle’s objections.
By your reasoning should I not accept my SS checks?
By your reasoning.
Exactly. I cannot believe anyone with common sense would complain about this.
By MY reasoning? How so?
There’s your non-sequitur right there.