Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Reality Bites for One Texas Congressman

Twenty year Democratic Congressman Chet Edwards is coming to grips with reality. He now realizes his vote for the Democrats ineffective pork-laden Stimulus is probably going to cost him his job. His constituents shouldn't feel too bad about throwing him out of office. Congressman Edwards still claims voting for the Stimulus was the right thing to do. Most Americans didn't oppose the idea of a Stimulus. However, when you aim it at creating jobs for government employees, unions and workers in the in a 'Green' industry that can't compete without subsidies, the program becomes an overpriced boondoggle that costs $194,000 a job according to the GAO. Plus, many of these jobs were temporary. Can you image how many new jobs could have been created by giving that much money to small businesses and private industry as a jobs tax credit?

The Hill reported:
Supporting President Obama’s signature stimulus plan might cost Rep. Chet Edwards (D-Texas) the election, the veteran lawmaker said Monday.

Edwards, who’s served in the House since being elected in 1990, said he stood by his vote to approve the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) in early 2009.

“It may cost me votes. It may cost me an election,” Edwards told the editorial board of the Dallas Morning News. “But it was the right thing to do.”

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How our government could spend almost $800 billion and create so few jobs baffles me.