Thursday, December 15, 2016

Free-market Republicans contort to defend Trump

Back in 2009, when Barack Obama was pleading with Congress to rescue a cratering economy, Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) blasted the new president’s multi-hundred-billion stimulus package as a “waste” and “more of the same from Washington Democrats still bent on spending their way out of the recession.”
Now Donald Trump is eyeing his own, very pricey public works program and telling Time Magazine “sometimes you have to prime the pump” — the exact turn of phrase Obama used to defend his own view of government stimulus. And Capitol Hill Republicans like Lamborn are suddenly singing a very different tune.
Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO)
“If it’s very well considered, like expanding an airport that’s become a jammed bottleneck, or deepening a port because it can’t take in all the shipping that it wants to … there are [projects] like that that would make sense to examine and perhaps improve through a stimulus and infrastructure package,” he told POLITICO.
To understand the spell Trump has cast on the Republican Party, just listen to the members of the House Republican Conference these days: The same gang that made slashing spending their singular cause in Congress are now entertaining — and in many cases embracing — the president-elect’s pitch to pump billions into the economy in the form of a massive infrastructure package.
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Things are pretty sad when the only guy willing to be real about Trump is looney Mark Sanford!

Ryan disappoints time and time again. He wants to pass his reform so bad, he's selling his soul. In the end, he will probably only end up with a MAGA t-shirt.

The one thing we might have going for us is that most everyone in DC is smarter than Trump. Hopefully, they use it. Problem is, every world leader knows EXACTLY how they are going to eat his lunch.

Anyone believing the next 4 years are going to be great are as dense as Trump himself.