Democrat Republican Congressman Walter Jones has come out in support of a key part of President Obama’s so-called Jobs Bill.  In a September 16th interview, Jones voiced strong support for Obama’s proposal to spend billions more taxpayer dollars on infrastructure projects.

From the Sept 16th interview:

Focusing on infrastructure and his thoughts on President Obama’s job plan, to put people back to work, repairing things like bridges, the congressman notes he would be willing to support investing in infrastructure:

“I do believe that if you have an investment of the tax payer’s money into infrastructure and nothing but infrastructure, I think that is what we should support because the American people can see the work being done on our road, our bridges, our water systems and things like that. Then when you can show the American people look how we’re spending your money and look how you benefit from the spendingThey buy into that.  I would.  You would.”

These remarks reveal a great deal about Walter Jones.

Clearly Congressman Jones has no idea what it takes to revive our economy and put people back to work. He has fallen prey to the liberal Keynesian mindset.  That’ll happen after 18 years in Washington.  Jones has been sliding to the left for nearly a decade. His lifetime conservative ranking has dropped from 97 in 2002 to 83 in 2010.  His 2010 ranking came in at a pathetic 65.  In addition to supporting this ludicrous proposal, Jones supported the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Bill and the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac bailout.  He has voted to extend unemployment benefits countless times and even voted to raise the minimum wage.   These votes paint a picture of someone trying to hide their economic illiteracy behind a mask of populism.

What is more troublesome, though, is that these remarks show that Walter Jones has become firmly entrenched in the Ruling Class; that he has become an Elitist.  He views government, and himself by extension, as the benevolent father figure of the huddled masses.  If only we could see how wisely they are spending our money, he thinks, we would be so pleased with our government.

“Then when you can show the American people look how we’re spending your money and look how you benefit from the spending.  They buy into that.”

What about you?  Do you “buy into that”?