Remember Senator Judd Gregg? He’s the republican from New Hampshire that President Obama nominated for Secretary of Commerce and who later withdrew his name from consideration, saying:
I have found that on issues such as the stimulus package and the Census there are irresolvable conflicts for me.
Fast forward a few months. The Whitehouse claims that the stimulus is working. Reports are that the worst of the crisis may be over. Although many economists believe the stimulus stopped the hemorrhaging, public opinion is still largely negative.
Supporters of the stimulus think that, if people see the projects supported by the stimulus money, those opinions may change. So many of the projects have signs announcing that the project is funded by the stimulus.
Naturally, a bunch of anti-stimulus conservatives like Michelle Malkin got their panties in a bunch over using stimulus funding for signs. Cause giving jobs to construction workers is bad enough, but hiring those bastards who make signs…outrageous!
Malkin referred to the signs as “tax-subsidized re-election billboards.” Translation – conservatives are worried that stimulus supporters are right and, once people start seeing this money at work, their support for the stimulus will increase. And that brings us back to Senator Gregg who introduced the following bill:
To prohibit the use of stimulus funds for signage indicating that a project is being carried out using those funds
If the people don’t know that those projects were paid for by the stimulus, maybe they won’t think Senator Gregg was such a dumbass for turning down the Secretary of Commerce position?