Thursday, July 29, 2010
THE CASE AGAINST LYNN JENKINS CHAPTER 34 - SHE & THE GOP/TEA PARTY TRY TO BLOCK MILITARY CONSTRUCTION AND VETERANS AFFAIRS APPROPRIATIONS
Yesterday House Republicans, including Lynn Jenkins, voted en masse not to consider H.R. 1559. Roll call 476 provided for consideration of the appropriations bill for military construction and the Department of Veterans Affairs. The vote was 243 to 178. Not one Republican voted to bring the bill to the floor to fund military constructions and the Department of Veterans Affairs, NOT ONE!
The bill passed, the bill passed overwhelmingly. Republicans are obstructionists but they are not stupid. Voting no on H.R. 1559 is political suicide. Voting no on roll call 476 was consistent with the arrogance of not governing. Saying no is not governing.
The Associated Press reports this morning that the measure advanced on a vote of 411 to 6. That information is not available on Thomas, http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gBPaHA8wyvhZsKWPW8Uxp30QpfqgD9H8DNVG0. The House must have been working late last night.
Minority Leader John Boehner offered the only amendment to the bill. He wanted to gut funds for the Department of Veterans Affairs. That's your GOP/Tea Party supporting the troops. NOT! Actually, Boehner does not like the V.A's, lobbying office. How dare them folks who served come back and want to be heard by the Congress. Don't they know they're competing with FAT CATS like the Big Banks, the Insurance Lobby, and the Military-Industrial Complex.
Yeah Boehner, Ms. Jenkins' leader, doesn't have time to hear from the troops. Of course he has led the Party of No into a conundrum. Their demagoguery on spending has consequences. They, who wasted a budget surplus while running up record budget deficits, they who waged two wars off the books, they who removed critical regulations from the financial sector resulting in the worst economic collapse since the Great Depression, and they who have misspent the past two years obstructing the Economic Recovery, it is they who have suddenly found Jesus and can't borrow a dime more to keep this nation afloat.
I think the GOP/Tea Party won't be able to sell this manure come November. In the meantime expect them to rant on.