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Liberal S.C. Congressman Gets Key Congressional Committee Post

TOM RICE TAPPED TO U.S. HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE Tom Rice – a liberal “Republican” who consistently votes against American taxpayers and in favor of Washington D.C. special interests – has just been tapped to serve on the U.S. House ways and means committee. The second-term South Carolina lawmaker –…

TOM RICE TAPPED TO U.S. HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE

Tom Rice – a liberal “Republican” who consistently votes against American taxpayers and in favor of Washington D.C. special interests – has just been tapped to serve on the U.S. House ways and means committee.

The second-term South Carolina lawmaker – appointed by newly elected U.S. Speaker Paul Ryan – will take Ryan’s place on the powerful committee, which is the lead legislative committee when it comes to U.S. tax policy.  Ways and means also has jurisdiction over Social Security, unemployment benefits, Medicare and other federal welfare programs.

It’s an influential post, in other words … and Ryan has given it to one of the most left-leaning members of the so-called “conservative” South Carolina delegation.

U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady of Texas will take over as chairman of the committee, while Rice will slide into to the opening created by Ryan’s ascension to Speaker.

Along with fellow fiscal liberal Joe Wilson and conservative sellout Mark Sanford, Rice has been casting terrible votes in the U.S. House this year – most notably supporting “Republican” leadership in its special interest-driven push to grant president Barack Obama new trade powers.

He’s also pushed for an increase in the federal gas tax – legislation he will now be in a prime position to advance.

Rice was endorsed by “Republican” S.C. governor Nikki Haley during his successful 2012 race, in which he was billed as a “businessman who will rein in Washington spending,” and “make government smaller.”

“I know what Tom Rice will do,” Haley said in endorsing Rice. “He’ll fight for us. He’ll make sure that he does the right thing and he’ll support us as we continue to fight the issues in Washington.”

That didn’t happen.  Rice started selling out immediately … and hasn’t stopped.  According to the Conservative Review’s “Liberty Score” – used by national publications like Breitbart – Rice has a 64 percent voting record when it comes to “supporting conservative principles.”

That’s the worst mark of any “Republican” member of South Carolina’s U.S. House delegation … although several of those members are coming back to the field.

Frankly, his appointment to this key post is further evidence of the new “Republican” boss being very much the same as the old one.

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55 comments

erneba November 5, 2015 at 12:46 pm

He is my Congress critter and efforts will be afoot soon to get this Liberal Republican replaced by a Conservative Republican. The man borders on the edge of uselessness.

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He'll be back November 5, 2015 at 12:55 pm

Nah, you guys will reelect him again, just like all the ‘liberals’ you bitch about, yet elect again and again. Plus, this guy actually has some power now in Washington. Why throw that away?

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The Buzzman November 5, 2015 at 12:57 pm

That mush-mouth goober of an empty suit grew up a block from me. He’s a tool, that’s all he’s ever been, and that’s all he’ll ever be.

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He'll be back November 5, 2015 at 1:05 pm

So what does they make you?
He is head of the Ways and Means Committee.
You argue with strangers on a third rate political blog.

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erneba November 5, 2015 at 1:08 pm

I will have to check, but I don’t think he is the “Chairman” of the Ways and Means Committee. He lacks the time in grade, experience, and the smarts to pull that one off.

Will Folks aka Sic November 5, 2015 at 1:13 pm

Correct. He is not chairman of the committee. Brady of Texas is chairman. Rice did take the vacancy created by Ryan’s ascension to Speaker – but not the gavel of the committee.

erneba November 5, 2015 at 1:14 pm

Thanks, I just posted the same a few seconds ago.

tomstickler November 5, 2015 at 1:17 pm

If more of your readers excelled in reading comprehension, you would not have to explain it to them twice.

Did you notice how happy Mike Wooten is in the picture above? He probably thinks Rice will wrangle some money for I-73, since both of them have drank deeply of that “29,000 jobs” Kool-Aid.

9" November 5, 2015 at 1:31 pm

We’re supposed to read this stuff??

The Buzzman November 5, 2015 at 1:50 pm

Mike looks like he’s eyeing the tool’s tool.

The Buzzman November 5, 2015 at 1:49 pm

Small blessing, that.

erneba November 5, 2015 at 1:13 pm

With the departure of Paul Ryan from the “Ways and Means Committee,” Texas Representative Kevin Brady was appointed Chairman.
Rice would have been totally unqualified even if he he the time in grade.

The Buzzman November 5, 2015 at 1:46 pm

I don’t have to be anything other than what I am, and I don’t have to answer to you, STANGER! So it doesn’t MAKE me anything. Don’t play that Pee Wee Herman shit with me.

I’m just pointing out that the people are not represented by this tool. He is a tool of special interests, as we all know.

Nothing special about that. But I know him, and I know what an idiot he is. His wife has all the brains, but she is also a drunk-ass loon who attacks people on social media for criticizing her and the mush-mouth goober.

In fact, that runs in the family. Their Dem kids and in-laws, plus Tom’s former (?) addict brother in Charleston have personally attacked me (a constituent, btw) on social media as well. I’ve saved all of that, in case they sic Kenny Bingham’s or Mark Kelley’s lawyers to jump all litigious on my ass.

The Buzzman November 5, 2015 at 2:07 pm

Dumbass, he’s not the head of the committee. He’s just been made a member of it. Which is something that has been expected to happen, for quite a while.

still damaged goods? November 5, 2015 at 3:40 pm

Hard to believe Rice leaped-frogged ahead of Sanford. (well maybe not) Wasn’t Sanford at one time touting his congressional seniority as a reason to vote for him? He thought that it would give him a leg up for all those leadership positions. Plus wasn’t it implied that many congressmen caved to Boehner and now Ryan, to preserve their standing and favor with the Speaker to be considered for leadership.

Life in the snake pit. Deal with devil = no deal.

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askin November 5, 2015 at 3:42 pm

Is Brady more senior and qualified than Sanford?

erneba November 5, 2015 at 1:03 pm

You don’t know until you try. You are correct to a certain extent, many people will vote for him without knowing squat about his political philosophy.
I was involved with getting Spratt out of office when many were saying it would not happen. Rice is not as ingrained into the Washington establishment as Spratt was and in fact, could be be easier to dispose than Spratt.

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shifty henry November 5, 2015 at 1:14 pm

add new word to dictionary: “rice-burner”

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erneba November 5, 2015 at 1:16 pm

Now, that’s funny.

sparklecity November 5, 2015 at 3:08 pm

‘Rice-Burners” have been around since “You meet the nicest people on a Honda” ads back in the mid 60’s!!!!!
Been a proud “rice-burner” owner since 1973!!!!!

shifty henry November 5, 2015 at 4:35 pm

I had a Honda 750 as my first and last ride. I think the slogan was “You meet more friends on a Honda — but you get more nookie on a Suzuki” ….

vicupstate November 5, 2015 at 1:38 pm

Not comparable. Spratt was a Democrat representing an ever increasingly Republican district.

Rice is the incumbent and will outspend any rube that runs in the primary against him 4 or 10 to 1.

The Chamber of Commerce types are looking forward to new Federal funds coming to their neck of the woods. Politics isn’t about ideology it is about POWER.

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erneba November 5, 2015 at 2:04 pm

I beg to differ, Both are liberal, the only difference is that their warped political philosophy existed in two different parties. The reason to rid ourselves of their public presence does have a commonality.

The Buzzman November 5, 2015 at 2:05 pm

POWER and MORE MONEY MORE MONEY MORE MONEY …

TARevolution November 5, 2015 at 12:49 pm

FITS Finally hates a LIBERAL…He usually gets all mushy inside over Liberals…showering them w/ praise…but all those Liberals FITS loves have a “D” by their names…

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The Buzzman November 5, 2015 at 12:54 pm

Hah! Will has never liked Rice.

YOU, on the other hand, have consistently fawned all over him.

Because he has an “R” by his name and CLAIMS to be conservative.

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Will Folks aka Sic November 5, 2015 at 1:12 pm

Ha! Yes I have never liked this guy. Crony capitalist through and through

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TARevolution November 5, 2015 at 2:34 pm

Obama has been pouring $85 Billion a month – of working Americans’ money – into the accounts of wealthy Wall Street investors for years….yet the Stock Market is your “PROOF” that Obama is a success…He’s no Crony capitalist to you and Boz. He’s your hero (thou you both doth so protest)….

Until you Obsess over Obama – like you hate the GOP – you are THE PROBLEM as much as Boz, the Democrat Party and Obama.

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The Buzzman November 5, 2015 at 6:02 pm

Obama is a short-timer. He’s outta there soon. Do try to keep up.

TARevolution November 5, 2015 at 6:42 pm

Somebody’s got to clean up the fucking mess, he’s made, Dumbass. That’s the point…

Leave it to Brain-Dead Liberal ass-kissers like you and FITS, and the total disaster Obama made will just worsen under the next fool you imbeciles try to peddle…

TSIB November 5, 2015 at 7:02 pm

He’s not a liberal, but “crony capitalist” is accurate.

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TSIB November 5, 2015 at 2:44 pm

Rice isn’t liberal and Fits knows it. He just calls everyone liberal to rile up people like you (and Boz).

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TARevolution November 5, 2015 at 2:55 pm

Looks like it worked……on you…LMAO…

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HOA president November 5, 2015 at 3:21 pm

We will have a meeting in the parking at the pool of St. John’s place off Saints Creek lane. Attendance is mandatory, a matter of life and death. We have a deranged individual exhibiting the traits of a mass murderer, constantly harping on gov’t leaders and how they must be destroyed. This individual does not express legitimate criticism, merely deranged hysterics without providing any specifics. This individual also possesses a superiority complex that allows him to simply dismiss alternative viewpoints with “You can’t be that fucking stupid” and other such irrational responses which are worthy only of an unstable mind. Please attend. We need your help.

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The Buzzman November 5, 2015 at 6:04 pm

Ah, leave him alone. Just keep a close watch on him.

The Buzzman November 5, 2015 at 6:04 pm

If you take a shower with him, DO NOT bend over to pick up the soap!

shifty henry November 5, 2015 at 8:51 pm

overheard —
‘They’re not saying he’s ugly, but in prison the
other inmates made him shower alone in case he dropped the soap.’

9" November 5, 2015 at 10:12 pm
Nölff November 5, 2015 at 3:20 pm

I hear that all the time… liberberal bliberal fliberal schmiberal.

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Fits Ain't No Republican November 5, 2015 at 8:35 pm

BINGO!!!

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Mike at the Beach November 5, 2015 at 11:03 pm

It’s an important part of the FITS-centric universe’s drinking game…

Quotes around “Republican”
Crony capitalism
Pay-to-play
Core function of government
…and, of course, speaking in the corporate “we”

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9" November 5, 2015 at 1:28 pm

A foot tap under the stall ? Who’s the one with the freshly coifed hair ?

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The Colonel November 5, 2015 at 1:34 pm

Tom Rice?!? He’s from South Carolina?!? Never heard of him.

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shifty henry November 5, 2015 at 2:39 pm

did ya’ see me? DID YA’ SEE ME ?? (at 2.25 under the canopy…)

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Tazmaniac November 5, 2015 at 5:16 pm

With the chick holding the drink up?

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shifty henry November 5, 2015 at 9:22 pm

Looks more like she was holding ME up!

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Tazmaniac November 5, 2015 at 5:35 pm

Wow, I can see you hanging out at Sloppy Joe’s.

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shifty henry November 5, 2015 at 2:33 pm

Senator’s son: “I’m going to take “ Political Economy” at university.”

Senator: “That’s a useless course. Why learn to economize in politics? It’s just not being done.”

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Lone Ranger November 5, 2015 at 4:09 pm

Ummmm…Kemosabe…no doubt there’s not a speck of white on this Rice and as every conservative in South Carolina knows

After infesting South Carolinians with I-Only-Serve-Blacks-And-Whites-Sending-Me-Money-Tim Scott—Haley has a very long nose

And SC’s scumbag RINOs (except Duncan) who voted for Boehner and Ryan can ALL know that they have everything to fear

Because what happened to Custer will look like a Spring picnic against what South Carolina voters have in store next year !!!

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shifty henry November 5, 2015 at 9:19 pm

‘what happened to Custer’
———————————-
Custer, gazing down from the hills: “I don’t like the sound of those drums.”
From across the river: “He’s not our regular drummer!”

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Mike at the Beach November 5, 2015 at 10:49 pm

Actual quote from then Lieutenant Colonel Custer when a young captain on his staff advised him prior to the Battle of Washita in 1868 to plan for reinforcements because he may find more enemies than anticipated:

“There are not enough Indians in the country to whip the 7th Cavalry.”

Mmmmmmmkay.

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CorruptionInColumbia November 5, 2015 at 11:11 pm

Years ago, Hustler magazine had a neat picture, made up to look like a wall painting. It depicted Custer, a cow wearing a ceremonial type robe with a halo over its head and standing erect, and they were standing on a hill looking down on what could best be described as an Indian orgy. Braves and squaws were depicted having sex in just about every position imaginable, with occasional threesomes mixed in.

The caption stated that the picture illustrated Custer’s last words, “Holy Cow, look at all those fucking Indians!”

I always said that if I ever came into great wealth, I would have an artist paint that scene as described and hang it on my living room wall as the mother of all conversation pieces.

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shifty henry November 5, 2015 at 11:23 pm

That’s a clever depiction. Here’s something I’ve used here to intimidate some posters (one of a similar collection) — I posted as the Shadow of Eric Holder on this one to some uppity poster named Tomasselio [ok, I know I’m revealing one of my secrets, but I like it]
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Yes, Mr. Tomasselio, we know all about you.

My files show that you are a direct descendent of one Jocasta Romaine Tomasselio (1856 – 1919) who was an enterprising harlot with pioneer gumption and a trick pelvis. She actually ran the best little whorehouse on the Bighorn.

Aside from this, not much else was noteworthy, except perhaps for the fact that she was General Custer’s last
one-night stand.

I have her sign-in book!

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