Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Schwarzenegger Calls Out Mitt Romney and Republicans for Hypocrisy On Stimulus

Sam Stein at the Huffington Post does some truth telling with his story related to Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's appearance on ABC's Sunday Morning program "This Week".  Schwarzenegger pointed directly at Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's hyperbole that the stimulus bill hadn't produced a "single" net job gain.  And here I quote Schwarzenegger's words directly from Sam Stein's article.
"I find it interesting that you have a lot of the Republicans running around, and pushing back on the stimulus money and saying, 'This doesn't create any new job,'" said Schwarzenegger. "And then they go out and do the photo ops, posing with the big check and they say: 'Isn't this great, look at the kind of money I've provided for the state and this is money to create jobs, and this has created 10,000 new jobs, this has created 20,000 news jobs, and all those kinds of things.' It doesn't match up." It's hypocrisy, said host Terry Moran. "Exactly," Schwarzenegger replied.
"I don't want to beat up on my Republican colleagues but I think it is kind of politics rather than thinking about one thing, and this is: 'How do we support the president? How do we support him and everything we can in order to go and stimulate the economy back and think about the people and not the politics?'

"Anyone that says this hasn't created a job, they should talk to the 150,000 people getting jobs in California," he added, "from the private sector and also from the public sector." 
It seems as though even with all the time Schwarzenegger spent in Hollywood, he can still differentiate fact from fiction.  Most likely Mitt Romney can also, but prefers spouting tales of fiction when it favors his political aspirations.

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