Congressman Todd Akin’s Senior Advisor to his campaign, Rick Tyler says that $40 million in taxpayer money has been received by U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill over the past five years. Tyler says the money came from a state stimulus bill.
“Claire McCaskill voted for that bill and Todd voted against it, and in that particular bill, what’s interesting is, her comments surrounding the bill,” he says. “First she said the bill was for creating jobs, and stimulating the economy … We know that the stimulus bill was an economic failure. It neither created jobs nor stimulated the economy.”
Tyler says somehow that amount of money found its way into McCaskill’s network of family businesses.
“She helped remove over $100 billion in spending that she said was part of a regular appropriations process,” he says. “These spending measures that were in the bill weren’t appropriate to stimulate an economy and create jobs so, she helped to remove them … yet in that same bill, her network of companies received $966,000.”
Tyler says McCaskill personally benefitted from receiving the taxpayer’s money. He says people don’t go into business to not make money.
“If she has an interest in these companies, and that she’s making money and that money is taxpayer money that people deserve to know that,” he says, “and as far as I know, before yesterday, I don’t think any Missouri voter was aware that $39 million of taxpayer money went into companies that she either owned or had an interest in.”
AUDIO: Mary Farucci reports (:59)