Rep. Lambert Speaks Gibberish

(In fairness, Lambert’s first language is gibberish – promoted by Colorado Pols)

I know state Republicans don’t want to give Governor Ritter any credit for the stimulus working, but it also leads them to make incoherent, economically asinine statements. Responding to Ritter’s claim that stimulus spending saved or created almost 4,500 jobs in colleges and prisons, Rep. Kent Lambert, R-Colorado Springs had this to say in today’s Post:

(Stimulus spending is) propping up state government at the expense of the private sector…Look what is happening to mining, sales and other Colorado industries. They are dropping like a rock.”

Huh?

“Sales” is a Colorado industry?

We’ve propped up state government at the expense of the mining industry?

Teaching and prison guard jobs aren’t worth keeping? Don’t you want to keep felons behind bars instead of more early release?

Is it better, then, to prop up private industry?

Isn’t that kind of getting bailout-y?

I guess when the Post gives you a chance to rattle off some quick talking points against the Governor, go for it-but don’t embarrass youself with gibberish.

14 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. One Queer Dude says:

    This is hardly news

  2. sufimarie says:

    to give us his take on solving budget problems.  

  3. Gray in Mountains says:

    There is little the state can do for mining that it hasn’t already done. They have a very easy time in CO. The problems for mining right now have to do with the demand for metals; molybdenum, copper and steel. If we had had a stimulus that focused much more on bridge replacement that would have demanded much steel and therefore moly. There is pent up demand for development of buildings and as the economy recovers and industry can pursue that kind of development demand for those metals will grow exponentially and mining will take off. In CO that is a great help for govt due to mineral impact income and therefore DOLA grants.

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