March 28, 2016
This Iowa Congressman Has Really Had It With D.C. Cranes
When Congressman Rod Blum (R-Iowa) thinks of D.C., he thinks of cranes. And when he thinks of cranes, he gets angry on behalf of the hard-working Americans who pay for them and reap none of their benefits.
Washington DC is booming. Tower cranes everywhere. Being built on the backs of US taxpayers. DC needs a recession. pic.twitter.com/BcE8kRPfUq
— Rod Blum (@RodBlum) March 21, 2016
The congressman’s quip was about about 50 times more successful than his average tweet, but not because his followers also hate cranes…
This isn’t the first time Congressman Blum has tweeted his disdain for the city that happens to be the nation’s capital.
EIGHT tower cranes in 6 block radius. We need to cause a recession … in Washington DC. pic.twitter.com/bTBdjSqQZo
— Rod Blum (@RodBlum) October 23, 2015
— Rod Blum (@RodBlum) July 8, 2015
To be fair, at least one person “gets” Blum’s preoccupation with wealth in the district and his conflation of it and federal spending.
@RodBlum I applaud this Tweet, and I GET it! Thank you for standing up to growing America, not the Federal government.
— Tommy Robinson (@Trobdcso) March 25, 2016
But the overarching response seems to be disappointment.
What the hell is this I was led to believe there would be cranes pic.twitter.com/s1eQCT8Wuk
— Shawn Hils (@ShawnHils) March 25, 2016
What do you think of Congressman Blum’s call for a D.C. recession? What were your favorite responses? Join our conversation with Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, Buzzfeed’s John Stanton and George Mason University’s Stephan Fuller on Monday, March 28, at 12:30 p.m. EST.