For two years we have heard Republicans complain that the stimulus didn’t spark any projects in Ohio. Even John Boehner repeated this claim over and over again. So then why this legislation?
A measure banning signs that tout federal stimulus spending along Ohio’s roadways cleared the Republican-led Ohio Senate and is expected to pass the House, also controlled by the GOP.
State Sen. Tim Grendell, a northeast Ohio Republican who championed it as an amendment to the state transportation budget, said the proposal made common sense. The bill with Grendell’s change cleared the Senate unanimously on Wednesday.
Grendell said taxpayer dollars were being spent to advertise the Obama administration. Democrats who at the time controlled the House blocked the proposal from becoming law last session.
If we are worried about tax dollars being spent for Presidents administrations, then does that mean the Ronald Reagan Cross County Highway signs will not be replaced? How about the Ronald Reagan Lodge in our local park district, which is tax payer funded? What about the tax payer dollars spent in Hamilton, Ohio to build a status of George Bush after he signed NCLB here?
For people that campaigned on fixing the budget and creating jobs, they sure have spent a ton of time on some of the most petty things.