County Commissioner Earns “Shitbucket of the Week” Award
There might be thousands of local politicians throughout the country who are just as petty and mean-spirited as Mike Kilburn — County Commissioner, Warren County, Ohio. But this particular story just pushed the wrong buttons.
I first learned about this from the Rude Pundit’s post of 4/22/09.
We’ve all heard about rightwing governors posturing and preening with “I don’t want any of that commie stimulus money.” Usually they end up groveling and taking the money, or — even more contemptible — cherry-picking which stimulus money they’ll accept. The standard procedure — since Republicans are always marching in lockstep — is to take all of the money EXCEPT for those funds which would provide unemployment benefits for those worthless parasites who have the nerve to be unemployed.
And now our Big-Douchebag-In-A-Small-Pond wants to get in on the preening. Warren County, Ohio, was eligible for $373,000 in federal stimulus money to purchase three new buses and upgrade their fleet. Commissioner Mike Kilburn said: “I’ll let Warren County go broke before taking any of Obama’s filthy money.”
This particular transit system serves a mostly rural area full of senior citizens and people with disabilities. Kilburn was reminded of that fact, and replied: “I'm tired of paying for people who don't have.”
The county commissioners are looking for a way to give this stimulus money back while making sure that nobody else gets it.
This is the exact kind of shit that needs to be thoroughly scooped out and dumped, if or when the Republican Party ever decides to clean its litter box.