September 20, 2011

DIP IN ROAD:

Bachmann's campaign pitch is off-key (Michael Finnegan, 9/19/11, Los Angeles Times)

On her visit to a traffic-signal plant Monday, Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann called it an example of how President Obama's policies are "continuing to dig us deeper into the hole toward another recession."

Standing before a row of shiny orange trailers carrying portable solar-powered traffic lights, she said her plans for a smaller government with fewer rules and lower spending would help OMJC Signal Inc. "grow, grow, grow, grow, grow."

"That's my goal -- to see you succeed wildly," the Minnesota congresswoman told a gathering of OMJC workers on the plant floor here in the central Iowa town where she grew up.

But OMJC thrives on the kind of road and bridge spending that Obama has promoted as a key remedy to the nation's economic slowdown. As much as 80% of OMJC's revenue comes from government, according to the company's chief executive, Arlen Yost.


Of course, she's a federally funded project herself.


Posted by at September 20, 2011 7:29 AM
  

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