Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A Streetcar Named Hypocrisy

Count Pete Sessions among the GOP stimulus bashers who are now campaigning to get some of that money in their districts. From Businessweek:
Sessions, who called the stimulus “a massive spending binge by the Democrat-controlled Congress,” wrote LaHood three times last September and October. Sessions promoted four projects, including a Dallas streetcar line he said “will create jobs in the region and improve the quality of life for North Texans.” The project got $23 million.

Sessions, in an e-mail, called the stimulus an “abject failure” and said he’d vote against it again if he could.

The lawmaker said his objections don’t keep him “from asking federal agencies for their full consideration of critical infrastructure and competitive grant projects for North Texas when asked to do so by my constituents.” Sessions has written agencies supporting six other grants, spokeswoman Emily Davis said.
(A streetcar line, huh? Hope the contract is awarded to someone who's actually made a streetcar before).

According to Alan Simpson, this is nothing new in Washington:
“It’s the original sin of Washington -- it’s hypocrisy,” Simpson said. “You can’t do that then say you go out and cut the other stuff.”


John Peterson said...

The way I see it Mr. Sessions is trying to bring out money back to North Texas. The Feds do get their money from us, and our non-voting children in the form of government debt.


Weaseldog said...

John, I was thinking along similar lines. I can't at the moment think of a good counterargument to that point.

However, I think I'd rather have an intelligent and ethical person doing this for us, instead of Pete.

Pete's continued war against the US Constitution, his poor work ethic, and his lack good judgment, have me wishing he would retire.

I have not met a North Texan (in person) yet that has any knowledge of his voting record. I assume he continually re-elected because nobody cares what he does.

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