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Roll Up For the Stimulus Tour

According to Capitol Ideas, Governor Ed is going on a magical stimulus tour of Western Pennsylvania:

Gov. Ed’s Magical Stimulus Tour wends its way through western Pennsylvania today.
At 10:25 a.m., he’s appearing at Carnegie Mellon University for a joint appearance with U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, all the better to discuss the economic wonders brought on by The Stim.
At 11:30 a.m., Rendell’s off to a private residence in Carnegie, Allegheny County, to discuss how the feds have paid for weatherization projects. The homeowners, wrapped in plastic weatherstripping, are also expected to be on hand.

Touring through Western Pennsylvania to tout all the wonders the porkulus has wrought? One can see from the Center for Workforce Information Analysis, many parts of Western PA still stuffer from crushing levels of unemployment.

To exaggerate a bit to make a point, isn’t a tax and spend politician like Ed Rendell touring the state touting the the porkulus when much of PA is still at 9.5+ unemployment kind of like touring Berlin, circa summer 1945, speaking to its people about all the wonders the autobahn has brought to Germany?

One Response to “Roll Up For the Stimulus Tour”

  1. Gotta wonder why a lame-duck governor feels the need to tour the state… can you say, national bid?

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