Our specially bred Senator “Marvelous” Mike Jacobs went on a pity party when asked to defend his vote for massive tax increases and how that might effect businesses, including Caterpillar:
“”We’ve spent hundreds of millions of dollars, federal dollars, to put brand new roads into Peoria . . . And the emphasis behind a lot of those roads was to make sure that Caterpillar could get their equipment in and out. And now that we’ve spent that money, Caterpillar is saying ‘Yeah, we’re making record profits, but we want more.”
Gentle readers, this is what passes as a “pro-business”, “moderate” Democrat in Rock Island County.
I know both Illinois Statehouse News and the Hare-Dispatch are too polite to ask this question, but I’m going to ask anyway:
Hey Mike, where’s the PROOF that federal money was used to improve roads around Peoria “to make sure that
Caterpillar could get their equipment in and out.”
Really, Mike? Put up or shut up.
But whatever, keep prancing and preening and flapping your gums—it’s good blogging material—and EXCELLENT campaign ad material.