What the heck does this statement mean?
Mayor John Peyton said he is not enthusiastic about the stimulus package and doubts its ability to stimulate the economy.
“Our taking part of it is like giving an alcoholic whiskey,” said Peyton, speaking at the 2009 Jaxport Logistics & Intermodal Conference.
Peyton said Jacksonville would still try to take advantage of the money available despite his concerns about the spending increasing federal debt.
By that statement, I’m guessing the Mayor is calling Jacksonville an alcoholic? I guess he’s also admitting that he is a willing enabler? After all, hasn’t he already held a press conference touting the benefits of the stimulus and has another one scheduled with Rep. Brown? Does that make the Mayor and Congresswoman Brown the irresponsible bartenders that continue to liquor us up? “Hold the fiscal responsibility and pass the Wild Turkey?”
Pardon me for being quite confused here. It almost sounds like the Mayor is speaking out of both sides of his mouth in regards to the stimulus, but certainly he would never do something like that?
Where is Susie Wiles to spin a statement when you need her?