Less than 48 hours after President Obama announced a plan to create a $50 billion national infrastructure investment bank, Republicans -- and at least one Senate Democrat -- have set it up for long odds. Republicans denounced it as another "stimulus" bill, and resumed their calls for broad tax and spending cuts. Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO), in a fight for his political life, said he'd only support the proposal if it constitutes no new spending.
"I will not support additional spending in a second stimulus package. Any new transportation initiatives can be funded through the Recovery Act, which still contains unused funds," Bennet said in a statement. "Public-private partnerships that improve our infrastructure are a good idea, but must be paid for, should not add a dime to the deficit, and should be covered by unused Recovery Act dollars. We must make hard choices to significantly reduce the deficit."
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Michael Hoover Bennet
Something is seriously wrong with our politics when an incredibly bright man like Michael Bennet is reduced to spouting bullshit like this,