GOP Senator: This Shitty Stimulus Bill is Fucking Awesome!

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Kit Bond, the Republican U.S. Senator from Missouri once thought to be a specialty brand of adhesive for model airplane enthusiasts, is apparently still sniffing the good shit.When it comes to the stimulus plan, this good ol’ boy is having his cake, eating it, and sending a flaming pile of resultant crap out through his flaks.

Last week, he towed the party line in a press release on his NO vote on the stimulus:

“Hold on to your wallets folks because with the passage of this trillion-dollar baby the Democrats will be poised to spend as much as $3 trillion in your tax dollars…”

“Unfortunately, this bill stimulates the debt, it stimulates the growth of government, but it doesn’t stimulate jobs”

An exaggeration and at least partly wrong, but fair enough – the Kit Car is sticking to his guns. Respect. Until this week’s press release:

Last week, Bond led a bipartisan group of Senators in introducing an amendment (to the Stimulus Package) to help provide needy families affordable housing.  Bond’s amendment provides $2 billion to fund low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) projects that have been stalled by the financial credit crisis.  As part of the Democrats’ spending bill now signed into law, the Senate unanimously accepted Bond’s provision…

“This is the type of emergency stimulus spending we should be supporting – programs that will create jobs now and help families,” said Bond.

So, congratulations on getting your generous amendment into the stimulus bill, and even bigger congrats on finding enough “Yes” votes to discount your own “No” vote, dingus.

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