Here’s the news item that goes along with what Rachel was saying about Pete Sessions and the stimulus.
Rep. Pete Sessions, the firebrand conservative from Texas, has relentlessly assailed the Democratic stimulus efforts as a package of wasteful “trillion-dollar spending sprees” that was “more about stimulating the government and rewarding political allies than growing the economy and creating jobs.”
But that didn’t stop the Republican lawmaker from seeking stimulus money behind the scenes for the Dallas suburb of Carrollton after the GOP campaign against the 2009 stimulus law quieted down.
Sessions wrote Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood in February urging him to give “full and fair consideration” to the affluent city’s request for $81 million for a rail project, according to a copy of the letter obtained by the Center for Public Integrity. His letter suggested that the project would create jobs, undercutting his public arguments against the stimulus.
He also wrote that it would “stimulate” economic growth. Specifically:
‘Carrollton’s project will create jobs, stimulate the economy, improve regional mobility and reduce pollution,’
But they’re all turning the word “stimulus” into a negative-sounding word — the same thing they did with the word “liberal.”
Pete Sessions is a obviously a socialist America-hater.