If you want to see where rank hypocrisy sits in full flower, you have only to observe Republicans at their desks in the House and
When Senate Minority Leader
Why is all of that hypocritical?
Most Republicans consider the whole idea of spending federal money to repair the nation's crumbling roads, bridges and the rest -- while creating thousands of jobs in the process -- nothing short of sacrilege. And yet they're perfectly happy to spend billions of dollars to build roads, bridges and schools in foreign countries, particularly
In his most recent quarterly report, the U.S. special inspector general for Afghan reconstruction said that, when security for aid workers is included,
Republicans approved every one of those appropriations without any notable arguments. And the most hypocritical part is that they're approving many millions of dollars in additional infrastructure aid right now -- even while they throw up passionate ideological objections to dedicating any money, even a penny, to similar projects for their constituents at home.
They keep sending the money, even though they know perfectly well that
Last year, SIGAR installed "bulk currency counters at the airport to monitor the outflow of funds," the report said. Revisiting last month, the agency found that the machines "did not appear to be in use," and government officials carrying stuffed suitcases were walking right past them.
This fiscal year, the
There could be no better example of this ludicrous infrastructure spending than the USAID's absurdly named project: IDEA-NEW. The
Well, as soon as the first tranche of money arrived in
During the course of this program so far, the U.N. said,
The congressional-research report said
At home, meantime, republicans want to cut
In fact, all they want to do is slash government spending, heedless of the example from
Wake up and look at the damage you're doing!
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