Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Hypocrisy, Thy Name Is Lisa Murkowski.

According to every major economic research firm, the Economic Stimulus Bill worked, producing somewhere between 1.6 and 2.5 million jobs for Americans.

Now, according to Think Progress, 111 Congressional legislators voted against the stimulus package... and are now taking credit for its success.

"Lockstep Lisa" Murkowski is one of them. 

In an article published in the February 9 edition of the Washington Times, her Highness of Hypocrisy™ has no problem whatsoever in  stepping up and accepting the credit for bringing home the bacon, even though she, in concert with her GOP colleagues, refused to lift a finger to raise the pig.

From the article:
Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Alaska Republican, called the stimulus "excessive" and voted against it, though she noted that money in the legislation would benefit her state. She, too, wrote to the USDA to support Alaska projects seeking stimulus funds.
"I opposed the stimulus bill as did most of my colleagues in the Republican caucus, but it was passed in Congress and signed into law," she said, when asked about her support for project seeking stimulus funds.
"When constituents come to me asking for support in a competitive application process for funding for broadband expansion, I am happy to support their request. I will always fight to make sure my state gets its fair share of available federal dollars," she added (emphasis mine).
Yeah, right, Lisa.

Even if you opposed the appropriations in the first place. 

Not just once, but twice.

Having your cake and eating it, too.  A standard for the GOP.

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