Thursday, March 12, 2009

Having Ones Cake and Eating it Too

On February 25, our US Congressman Glenn "GT" Thompson voted against the Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2009. Less than a month latter, on March 11, he proudly announced that
...Centre County will receive over $2 million in federal funding through the Fiscal Year 2009 Omnibus Appropriations Act. The Funds were requested by Thompson’s predecessor, Rep. John Peterson, who was a Member of the House Appropriations Committee.

“Funding much needed infrastructure improvements and expanding technical education –areas that I plan to focus my attention on over these next two years – should serve as welcomed news to Centre County residents,” said Thompson a member of the House Education and Labor Committee. “And while some may criticize earmarks as wasteful spending, I would simply point to each of these four projects as an example of the positive impact congressionally directed spending has on local communities.”

Today he was brimming with pride once more when he let it be known that
...he has secured $1.73 million in federal funding through the Fiscal Year 2009 Omnibus Appropriations Act for The Pennsylvania State University, College of Agricultural Sciences. The funding was requested by Thompson’s predecessor, John Peterson, who was a Member of the House Appropriations Committee.

“Agriculture is the backbone of Pennsylvania’s economy and the scientists and professionals at Penn State provide much needed research and analysis that enables our farmers to remain competitive,” said Thompson, a Member of the House Agriculture Committee. “The research in the fields and labs, which is then applied through the Cooperative Extension to assist our family famers with best practices and business insight, is a valuable service that is well worth the federal investment.”

Funny stuff.

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1 comment:

EEISElmo said...

Well at least he isn't doing what Texas Governor Rick "Goodhair" Perry did. He made the official announcement that he was going to turn down federal aid to extend unemployment benefits in front of an upscale boutique which features a line of specialized kitchen ware called "Let Them Eat Cake". (You just can't make this stuff up.)