Robert Bentley

AL Gov on Looting Education Budget for Corporate Welfare: 'Eat What You Kill'

AL Gov on Looting Education Budget for Corporate Welfare: 'Eat What You Kill'
It may read like satire — but unfortunately, it is not. Alabama Governor Robert Bentley is calling for a special Legislative session to divert money from the state's Education Trust Fund to pay for corporate welfare. Because if corporations are people and children are just little people, than this is all the same thing. Right?
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GOP Math: Alabama Gives Chinese Company $190 Million to Build $100 Million Plant

GOP Math: Alabama Gives Chinese Company $190 Million to Build $100 Million Plant
No doubt Decatur, Alabama, tubing manufacturer, Wolverine, is thrilled that the state is funding a competitor. Not just any competitor: Chinese-owned "Golden Dragon Copper" has opened in Wilcox County and is getting a pretty sweet deal.
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AL Governor Denying Gay National Guardsmen Their Benefits

AL Governor Denying Gay National Guardsmen Their Benefits
Even as our federal government has amended its woefully discriminatory policies that denied benefits to the same-sex partners and spouses of federal workers, Governor Bentley has vowed to do just the opposite. Rolling back the clock and insisting that when National Guard personnel are under his control, the state will deny said benefits.
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In Alabama, We Love To Hate On The Federal Government

Our Governor, Robert Bentley, regularly rails against those mean old, interfering feds ...
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Chewing: Gov. Bentley Tries To Eat His Words About Romney's Taxes

Once the words are spoken, it's very hard to take them back -- especially when they're so obviously true.
“If you have things to hide, then maybe you’re doing things wrong,” Bentley said. “I think you ought to be willing to release everything to the American people.”
Dr. Gov. Bentley's comments about Mitt Romney's tax returns are featured in a new highlights reel (below the fold) of Republicans saying Romney ought to release those returns ... at the same time Bentley is desperately backpedaling via press release.
"I believe my comments were taken out of context, they were not reported in their entirety, and I want to make sure the record is set straight," Governor Bentley said in a statement. "I believe in trasparency, and that was the basis for my answer. I personally choose to release my own returns each year, and there was no effort to imply that Mr. Romney has anything to hide."
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B: AL Do As Republicans Say, Not As They Do - Veterans Edition

In all that bragging about how proud Gov. Dr. Robert Bentley is to stand with our veterans, and how many laws he's signed that relate to veterans, and even how many military funerals he's attended, Bentley never once mentioned how many veterans assistance offices he's closed.
Seventeen. Because Robert Bentley takes his pledge to Grover Norquist more seriously than he takes his obligation to help Alabama veterans, he agreed to closing Veterans Service Offices in seventeen Alabama counties.
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