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Ardent15 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-20-09 07:45 PM
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Richard Burr's Stimulus Hypocrisy
When Congress passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act earlier this year, only three Republican senators voted in favor of the legislation. Now Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) is flaunting credit for financial assistance provided by President Obama's bill.

Last Friday, Burr presented the Bethlehem, N.C. fire department with a colossal $2 million grant to build a new fire station. At the ceremony the senator said, "This is a great thing for this county. We're not accustomed to federal dollars in that magnitude finding their way to North Carolina."


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Before the Senate voted on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Burr slammed the stimulus bill in a statement on his website:


"Almost a trillion dollars of borrowed money on projects and programs that are unlikely to produce any real broad-based stimulus or create jobs that will still be here two years from now."

<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/10/20/richard-burr-s... >

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bbinacan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-20-09 07:50 PM
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1. I guess Burr said
that if you can't beat them, join them. Look at what Murtha got for the Johnstown "airport".
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