Thursday, May 26, 2011

Missouri congressman calls for repeal of stimulus, attends ground breaking of stimulus project

Rep. Billy Long attends groundbreaking of stimulus
funded health care clinic

Freshman Rep. Billy Long (R-MO) called for a complete repeal of President Obama’s stimulus program during his campaign last year. “I hope that Congress will admit they made a mistake and vote to repeal the Stimulus Act in order to reduce our deficit,” he said confidently at the time.

On the second anniversary of the bill’s signing, Long sent out a press release claiming that the stimulus had “failed.”

On Friday, however, Long appeared with other community leaders to break ground for the new Access Family Care clinic in Cassville, Missouri. The construction was made possible with a $635,000 grant from the stimulus, secured in part by Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO), who unlike Long supported the stimulus.

Plans for the facility include housing three medical providers, two dentists and two dental hygienists. “This will be a great facility,” Long declared at the event.

I'm not sure if Long revealed to the audience that he had called for repealing the funds that made the clinic possible.

Ah, hypocrisy. It's a funny word, isn't it?
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