Campaign 2010

Jan 21, 2010

After Voting Against the Bill but Always Taking Credit, Where is Hypocritical Bono Mack on the Lates

After Voting Against the Bill but Always Taking Credit, Where is Hypocritical Bono Mack on the Latest Coachella Valley Economic Recovery Project?

 

With the announcement that Bob Hope Drive will be expanded and improved with federal stimulus funding, putting people to work and improving a major entry point to Rancho Mirage, one question for Representative Mary Bono Mack remains: is this the kind of “wasteful” or “flawed” project she opposes?

 

“Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack says she’s opposed to what she calls ‘wasteful’ and ‘flawed’ spending in the economic recovery package, but then she hypocritically takes credit for local projects funded by the bill,” said Andy Stone, Western Regional Press Secretary for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “So where is she on the economic recovery-funded improvements to Bob Hope Road which will put people to work and improve access to Ranch Mirage from the freeway?”

 

Background

 

  • According to press reports, the Agua Caliente Tribe will use $1.8 million in economic recovery package funding to make improvements to Bob Hope Road which will create new construction jobs and improve access to Rancho Mirage. [Desert Sun, 1/21/10]

 

  • Because the Agua Caliente Tribe is covering the cost of the road improvements, no Rancho Mirage city funds will be used. [Desert Sun, 1/21/10]

 

  • In an op-ed in the Desert Sun, Bono Mack called economic recovery package-funded projects ‘wasteful’ and the bill ‘flawed.’ [Desert Sun, 12/27/09]

 

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