UPDATE: For there’s no confusion, WCVB-TV Boston, last September:
“First, you’re wrong. That’s one. I have never supported the President’s Recovery Act, the stimulus. No time, nowhere, no how,” [Romney] told them. “That bill didn’t work. Throwing $800 billion out the window, that stimulated something, but it was not properly spent.”
As reported yesterday, GOP presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney is scheduled to appear in Colorado Springs this Saturday afternoon for a rally at Springs Fabrication, Inc.–a sterling example of the kind of hard working, pull-yourself-up-by-the-bootstraps private enterprise success story Romney loves. And, you know, wants to rescue from the “Obama economy.”
Just one little problem, breaks John Schroyer of the Colorado Springs daily paper:
That’s right, folks. In November of 2010, Springs Fabrication, Inc. received half of a $4.6 million grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, a.k.a. “teh stimulus.” Specifically, Springs Fabrication helped Merrick Nuclear Services & Technology design and build a special test vessel for something called the the Very Small Angle Neutron Spectrometer, as part of advanced research for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
Anyway, it’s going to be great when Romney extolls Springs Fabrication Saturday as a model of “free enterprise,” so much more so now that you know Springs Fabrication was in part made prosperous by government stimulus contracts in support of government-funded research.
It’s so perfectly ridiculous that it almost seems like a trap.