Yesterday, I blogged about my encounter with Representative Roy Blunt in downtown Springfield (#SFG) during the Brownfield Progam tour.
During that encounterI had the following exchange with Representative Blunt:
I identified myself and asked him if he would care to comment about how President Obama's stimulus package was benefiting Springfield.
"No comment," said Representative Blunt.
Springfield received over $500,000 for this project, how do you think this benefited Springfield I asked again.
He stopped as he got ready to enter the elevator and told me I had the wrong project. The project out at the waste treatment plant received stimulus money, not this one.
No sir, I said, the EPA released a press release last August announcing over $500,000 in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Stimulus money) going to the Brownfield Program.
"No comment," said Representative Blunt
Today, Tony Messenger of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch caught up with Representative Blunt in Jefferson City and filed this story.
Of particular interest to me is this portion of Messenger's story:
Blunt also criticized the rising debt and the federal stimulus, which he voted against. Asked if it was hypocritical of him to bash the stimulus while taking credit for spending from the same bill in his district, Blunt said he wasn’t aware if he had done that.Well, sir, here is an example (notice the frequent use of the pronoun 'we'):
“There may be an example of that,” Blunt said. “I’m not sure what it would be.”
Earlier this week, Blunt appeared at a ground-breaking for a project in Springfield funded by the stimulus.
Here is a video capture of Representative Blunt yesteday taken from KY3's news broadcast. KYTV is the NBC affiliate in Springfield. Even they noticed the disconnect between what Roy says and what Roy does.