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Friday, June 17, 2011

After Campaigning Against The Stimulus, GOP Freshman Attends Opening Ceremony At Stimulus-Funded Jobs Center

Good job Richard Hanna, my congressman!

Lee Fang
Think Progress
Jun 16, 2011

Rep. Richard Hanna (R-NY), a freshman who won last year with Tea Party backing, campaigned vigorously against President Obama’s stimulus plan, a legislative package backed by his opponent, former Rep. Mike Arcuri (D-NY). Hanna’s ads pounded Arcuri for voting for the “failed stimulus.”
But on Tuesday, Hanna seemed to becelebrating a successful stimulus program. Starting in 2009, workers funded by thestimulus refurbished a jobs placement and innovation facility, called the REACH Center, in downtown Rome, NY. Owned by a nonprofit called Rome Up and Running, the REACH Center won the stimulus grant to employ several dozen local youth to make renovations to the building. The investment paid off. Now, the REACH Center is open for business and has landed two tenants.
As the first tenant for the REACH Center moved in this week, Hanna was on-hand for the celebration. In fact, the Rome Observer snapped a picture of Hanna attending the ribbon-cutting ceremony. No word though if he gave thanks to the “failed stimulus” for making it possible.
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