Lobbyist Dan Coats Can’t Get Story Straight on Economic Stimulus
In another display of jaw-dropping hypocrisy, Lobbyist Dan Coats plans to make a campaign stop at Ball State University this week.
As part of the recovery act, Ball State received more than $5 million in stimulus provisions but what you won’t hear from Dan Coats is how much the stimulus has to done to provide Ball State students with educational opportunities.
Though he has publicly denounced the bill as a “failure,” Ball State is the seventh stimulus recipient that Coats has visited since the beginning of his campaign.
It’s amazing what Dan Coats will say and do just to get elected.
But the hypocrisy doesn’t end there. During his time with the lobbying firm King and Spalding, Coats worked to secure stimulus funds on behalf of DaVita, Inc.
That’s right—he supported the stimulus as a high-paid Washington lobbyist, then denounced the stimulus when he came back to Indiana.
Since then, he has visited numerous stimulus recipients that have, like Ball State, reaped considerable benefits from the ARRA.
This kind of hypocrisy is becoming par for the course from lobbyist Dan Coats. First he lobbies for the stimulus in Washington, then he campaigns against it in Indiana, then he visits the companies in Indiana who benefited from it to tout their successes and call the stimulus a failure.
Confused? So are we.
The one thing that’s clear....Hoosiers can’t trust a word Dan Coats says.