Monday, August 29, 2011

Another congressman MIA this August

Rep. Michael Grimm just loves Koch whore Gov. Scott Walker for weakening unions. His constituents, not so much. The Staten Island Republican hasn't been seen during the August recess, and Staten Islanders aren't pleased.

Grimm must have flunked history because he thinks the way to repair the economy is to cut government spending. But that didn't stop him from sending out a press release yesterday praising local officials for getting a second back-up generator for Staten Island Medical Center during Hurricane Irene. As an irate SIBob points out,
This man, who advocated for a balanced-budget amendment for the federal government, and drastic cuts prior to the agreement on raising the debt ceiling, is anything but a supporter of increased equipment purchases for our local infrastructure.
In fact, if he had his way, our ability to support rescue efforts would be seriously curtailed. Rescue equipment, rescue workers, and yes, back-up generators, cost money. We couldn’t support these services without adequate financial backing. So, for this phony to praise local politicians, while he does everything in his power to pull the rug out from under them, is the ultimate act of hypocrisy.