Scott Brown Favored Subsidized Golf Course, But Not Aid For 9/11 Rescue Workers

Posted by | January 19, 2010 10:25 | Filed under: Top Stories

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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