Scott Brown Favored Subsidized Golf Course, But Not Aid For 9/11 Rescue Workers
Massachusetts senate candidate Scott Brown has defended his vote to deny aid to 9/11 Red Cross workers, telling Think Progress he had other, more local priorities. Think Progress approached Brown again, and it turns out one of those priorities was a golf course.
TP: Mr. Brown, in 2001 when you voted against financial aid for 9/11 rescue workers, you were pushing a bill for a tax subsidized golf course in your district. Can you explain that?
BROWN: I’m not sure what you’re referring to. […]
TP: Are you going to explain that vote?
BROWN: Number two, we were in a financial difficulty and we couldn’t afford it unfortunately.
TP: But you could afford a tax-subsidized bond for a golf course?
BROWN: We had to obviously take care of the people of Massachusetts who needed to stay employed.
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