GOTTA LOVE THE PARTY OF “LESS GOVERNMENT”
By a 316-113 vote, the “Republican” U.S. House of Representatives has passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill that effectively rubber stamps president Barack Obama‘s radical agenda – and blows past modest spending caps agreed upon back in 2011.
Wait … why did America elect “Republicans” again?
Good question …
As U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona (one of the GOP lawmakers who voted against this abomination) wrote yesterday, “Republicans have been elected around the country on the simple promise of reducing spending and the size of the federal government.”
Did they do that? No. In fact they are spending $50 billion more than what they promised they would spend after passing an already weak “deficit reduction” agreement back in August of 2011.
And the bill was pushed by U.S. Speaker Paul Ryan – who was elected two months ago after another liberal GOP leader, John Boehner, resigned.
So … what was the point of getting rid of Boehner again?
There wasn’t …
The new boss is (much to our chagrin) the same as the old boss.
“I wish I could put all the blame on big spending Democrats, liberals who seek to bankrupt our nation and others who are ignorant of the fiscal crisis within which we live,” Gosar wrote. “But I can’t. Congress is controlled by Republicans. So, this massive and wasteful spending bill is on Republican leadership—who continues the pattern I have seen for five years now.”
Among South Carolina “Republicans,” U.S. Reps. Jeff Duncan, Trey Gowdy, Mick Mulvaney and Mark Sanford voted against the bill. Longtime liberal GOP House members Joe Wilson and Tom Rice voted for it.
Rice, of course, is the guy S.C. governor Nikki Haley endorsed back in 2012 – hailing him as someone who would “do the right thing” for taxpayers in Washington, D.C.
Anyway, the House measure will now be voted on by the “Republican” Senate – which is all but assured of passing it. At that point it will be signed by Obama – and the ass-raping of taxpayers will continue unabated.