Rob Portman just sent me a fundraising email titled “Stop the Bailouts! End TARP!”

Here’s the main part:

“Seems like every other day, Democrats in Washington have found a new group to bail out using our tax dollars. In fact, the only people who haven?t been bailed out by Washington’s massive spending are the working families and small business owners who are among those suffering most under this historic economic crisis.”

It sounds like Rob Portman’s knowledge of what’s going on in Washington is no better than that of Duct Tape Dude.

You know there is a problem when your candidate for US Senate has the same level of knowledge of recent congressional actions as some kid who spends his time covering sweatshirts with duct tape and camping out at book stores.

Let me clear some things up for you Rob:

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 contains hundreds of billions of dollars to help working families and small businesses including:

* $82.5 billion for job training and similiar services for low income workers, unemployed and retirees

* $288 billion for tax cuts to individuals and businesses

* $61.3 billion for loans and investments into green energy technology (small businesses)

The rest was used for things that also help working families and small businesses. Things like education ($90.9 billion) and roads, bridges and sewers ($51.2 billion).

Oh, and that TARP money? Almost all of it is going to be paid back.

For a guy who wants to be a Senator, you’d think he spend a little more time paying attention to what’s actually going on in DC.

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  • Wait, he wants to end a program his old boss George W. Bush started? Has Portman gone rogue? Oh yeah, he's running for Republican office and has to talk the economy down and blame it on Democrats.

    LOL. Nice try Robbie. Thanks for playin'!

    Rob Portman is objectively unfit to run for Senate. Boo Hoo. Ouch.

  • The Fisher camp picked up on this. Good hit:

    “It's staggering that Rob Portman has the nerve to call for an end to bailouts and the TARP program when it was his economic and trade policies that made them necessary in the first place. In fact, in September 2008 Portman told CNN that 'we ought to move forward with this incredibly important [bailout] package right now.'

    I'd link to the full release, but it's not on their website yet.

  • Um, Portman's employer and second biggest campaign donor was put in charge of handing out the first bailout money. Not to mention, Portman supported it back then.

    http://www.buckeyestateblog.com/portman_does_a_

  • Adrienne

    Hey,
    Remember the old refrain: “he was for it before he was against it”. Fantiastic flip-flop for the biggest welfare program in history. Welfare for WS, junk for everyone else.

  • Adrienne

    Hey,
    Remember the old refrain: “he was for it before he was against it”. Fantiastic flip-flop for the biggest welfare program in history. Welfare for WS, junk for everyone else.

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