Meet The Problem: 25 Senators Voted To Build “Bridge To Nowhere” In 2005 … And Against Building Bridges Today
So committed to cause of infrastructure was that Republican-controlled Congress in 2005, that they weren't concerned that some of the 6,361 earmarked projects may not have constituted the most efficient use of taxpayer dollars.
Including Sarah Palin's famous “bridge to nowhere” …
But today? At a time when the need for jobs is painfully greater than six years ago?
A Democratic president proposes an infrastructure bill to create jobs. And every Senate Republican filibusters it.
These are the people who are standing in the way.
Jeff Sessions (R, AL) and Richard Shelby (R, AL) are at the top of the list.
Our Senators are “champions of hypocrisy” … politicians who “support infrastructure only when it might help them get re-elected.”
It's time to stop accepting — or even excusing — their self-serving hypocrisy as just “the way things work.” We have to wait years for another chance to vote them out, but we can call them out for selfish, destructive hypocrisy every single day.