Bobby Jindal, the Republican governor of Louisiana, gave the GOP response to President Barack Obama's speech to Congress Tuesday night.but it's important to note that Jindal repeated two fairly common Republican lies about the stimulus package. Here's the relevant portion:
"$8 billion for high-speed rail projects, such as a magnetic levitation line from Las Vegas to Disneyland, and $140 million for something called "volcano monitoring".
The truth is that the stimulus bill does not allocate any high speed rail money for specific projects. In fact, any stimulus money for high speed rail would be allocated by Obama transportation secretary Ray Lahood—a Republican.The 'volcano monitoring' part is almost as misleading the stimulus money is for "U.S. Geological Survey facilities and equipment, including stream gages, seismic and volcano monitoring systems and national map activities."
Answer by SylviaNCali at 5:12 PM on Feb. 25, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 2:20 PM on Feb. 25, 2009
Just like Dems there are some that will and others that toe the party line no matter what.
Jon Stewart had a great bit about Rep govs who are complaining about the stimulus but still taking the money, Jindal was featured.
Answer by Friday at 2:24 PM on Feb. 25, 2009
Do Dems? Who cares, it's politics, we are in the minority right now, wtf would we call out one of our own. But, I believe the money is earmarked in the stimulus bill for the sin express and the marsh mouse and volcano monitoring even though those exact words are not in the bill, specifically.
Answer by akinbottom2 at 2:27 PM on Feb. 25, 2009
Answer by SheriSanchez at 2:32 PM on Feb. 25, 2009
I am a registered independent, but I am a Conservative. So this kinda applies to me, I think?
I called out Cheney, Bush(before I joined cafemom Q&A debates in October), McCain (when he agreed with the 1st stimulus and I even did it on cafemom, too), I have called out Olympia Snowe, Susan Collins, Arlen Specter. I have called out John Boehnor to his face (he is my rep)...
You do realize your elected officials WORK FOR YOU, don't you? lol
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 2:32 PM on Feb. 25, 2009
Answer by akinbottom2 at 2:37 PM on Feb. 25, 2009
Ohh and you got this article from where liberal Mother Jones Blog? In regards to your "blog" opinion piece~Because it isn't spelled out in the bill, but the STATES have requested (or EARMARKED) funds for projects (ie rail system to Disneyland)... Where else might CA/NV/Transprotation Dept get to get the money for the Rail System, if CA is broke and in debt? I don't think NV is going to foot the entire invoice. Study up on the term "earmarks".
The point is to stop earmarks. Require Details Specifying Spending to ELIMINATE WASTE...
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 2:43 PM on Feb. 25, 2009
Answer by waldorfmom at 2:50 PM on Feb. 25, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 2:55 PM on Feb. 25, 2009
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