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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:05 AM
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Kansas Sen. Brownback accused of hypocrisy by Dems over stimulus project
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Democrats accuse Brownback of hypocrisy
BY DION LEFLER
The Wichita Eagle


Democratic leaders in the state Legislature are accusing U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback of hypocrisy over federal economic-stimulus spending for a Hutchinson rail spur, claiming he is trying to take credit for something he opposed.

At issue is a news release issued by Brownback's office last week titled "Brownback applauds infrastructure development in Hutchinson, Kansas," celebrating a $1.78 million federal grant to help build a rail spur to serve the Salt City Business Park.

On Monday, Kansas Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley, D-Topeka, and House Minority Leader Paul Davis, D-Lawrence, issued a joint commentary titled "Brownback deserves no credit for Hutchinson grant."

"If Sam Brownback had had his way, Hutchinson would have never received that grant," Hensley said. "Certainly what this is is hypocrisy."


The funding for the rail spur was part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the $787 billion economic stimulus bill passed in February and backed mainly by President Obama and congressional Democrats.

Brownback voted against the bill and spoke in opposition to it in the Senate.

His office declined to comment on the state legislators' statement.

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http://www.kansas.com/news/story/980348.html
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FSogol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:47 AM
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1. The Democrats need to call these hypocrites out more often. K&R. n/t
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izquierdista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 08:21 AM
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2. The problem with calling Republicans hypocrites
is that you have to explain to them what the word means. To them it's just something you do everyday, like brush your teeth, or sit down to dinner.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 08:49 AM
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3. I noticed he had no comment; he knows exactly what he's doing and done. nt
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Rambis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 09:21 AM
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5. and they don't care
and they see no hypocrisy at all because they are always in the "get yours mode" and screw everyone else unless it is joe the plumber. :argh:
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wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 08:54 AM
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4. Such a hypocrite
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