Coons vs. Coons – He is his own worst campaign ad.

26 Sep

Boy, what 4-years of Coons can make!

2005: Coons Called The County’s Economic Health “Fundamentally Sound.” “While the county’s economic health is ‘fundamentally sound,’ Coons said, there’s been a widening gap between expenses and revenues in the past several years. His proposals would help avoid a projected $152 million shortfall by 2009.” (Angie Basiouny, “NCCo Exec Proposes Reining In Spending,” The News Journal, March 30, 2005)

2009: “‘We’re 18 Months From Being Out Of Money — Unable To Operate, Not To Use The “B” Word,’ Coons Said, In A Reference To Bankruptcy. ‘That’s where we are, and it’s at a time when many families are struggling, and they’re looking to government to help them.’” (Jeff Montgomery, “Sobering Challenges Reflected In Speeches,” The News Journal, January 22, 2009)

I wonder if the AP will ever fact-check Coons’ recent claim that he “restored his county to financial health and is ready to do the same for the federal government.”  If he is going to do to the country what he did to the poor folks in New Castle County, I think I’ll pass.


One Response to “Coons vs. Coons – He is his own worst campaign ad.”


  1. Puting the “Check” back in Factcheck: The News Journal is Shoveling Puckey for Coons « Meet Chris Coons - September 26, 2010

    […] the News Journal Editor: look at your own reporting. (see News Journal articles referenced here, here, and here for just a flavor of Coons’ contradictions and tall […]

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