Wednesday, January 2, 2013



   Well, the Democrats finally capitulated on admitting the Bush tax cuts are good for the country.  The Republicans folded on "no new taxes".  If you don't stand for something, you fall for anything. This is a quote from Alex Hamilton, and is so true.  Republican politicians have no spine.
   Let us see what they gave to Dictator Obama according to the Washington Post: 
1.  A $9 billion "sop for Wall Street banks and major multinationals"
2.  A rum tax for Puerto Rico  ($547 million/year)
3.  Cheaper office space for Goldman Sachs
4.  Helping NASCAR build racetracks (worth about 21.5 million/year)
5.  Tax credit for wind energy (worth about 1.2 billion/year);  Treat coal  
     from Indian lands as alternative energy source (worth about 1 million)
6.  $2 billion for consumers and $2 billion in grants tothe battery industry
     PLUS $25 billion in loans to manufacturers of advanced vehicles.
7.  $165 million tax credit to the railroads
8.  $15 - $20 million tax write off for the film and television industries
9.  about $220 million for employees to take mass transit to work

Here is a list of your Senators and Representatives who voted for this mess:

   Senator Sessions voted for it;  Senator Shelby said, "no"
   All the Republican Representatives voted no:  Aderholt, Bachus, Bonner,
          Brooks, Roby, and Rogers. 
   Representative Sewell voted for it but that is what Democrats want.

   Senators Kyl and McCain voted as Democrats.
   All your Republican Representatives voted no:  Flake, Franks, Gosar,
         Quayle, and Schweikert.
   Your Democrat Representatives voted with your Republican Senators:
         Barber, Grijalva, and Pastor.
   Your Senator Bennet voted no, but your other Democrat Senator voted yes.
   Your Representatives voted along party lines:
        For:  DeGette, Perlmutter, Polis
        Against:  Coffman, Gardner, Lamborn, and Tipton.
   Both your Senators voted as Democrats:  Coats and Lugar
   Representatives voting no were:  Visclosky, Bucshon, Pence,
        Rokita, Stutzman, and Young.
   It appears that Burton did not vote.
   The other two Democrats voted yes:  Carson and Donnelly.
    Senator Blunt voted the same as McCaskill:  For
    Republican Representatives Emerson and Luetkemeyer voted with the
         Democrats:  Carnahan, Clay, and Cleaver.
    Your real Republicans, Akin, Harzler, and Long opposed it.
    Graves did not vote.
    Democrat Senators Baucus and Tester voted For
    Republican Representative Rehberg voted Against
North Carolina:
    Both your Senators voted as Democrats:  Burr and Hagan
    Democrat Representatives Butterfield, Kissell, Price, Shuler, and Watt
         voted For, McIntyre and Miller voted No
    Republican Representatives Ellmers, Foxx, Jones, McHenry, and Myrick
         voted Against;  Coble voted For the tax increase.
    Both your Senators voted for it:  Alexander and Corker.
    Your Representatives were all against it with the exeption of Cohen:
         Kudos to Cooper, Black, Blackburn, DesJarlais, Duncan, Fincher,
         Fleischmann, and Roe.
    Both our Senators voted for it:  Hutchison is no longer a Senator;  we will
         be voting Cornyn out after this term.
    Our Democrat Representatives all voted for it:  Cuellar, Doggett,
         Gonzalez, Green (Al and Gene), Hinojosa, Jackson Lee, Johnson, and
    We also had some Republican Representatives who will be looking over
         their shoulders when the primaries come around:  Brady, Sessions,
         Smith, Thornberry.  I guess Ron Paul couldn't make it.
    Our brave and wonderful Republican Representatives who have brains
         were Barton, Burgess, Canseco, Carter, Conaway, Culberson,
         Farenthold, Flores, Gohmert, Granger, Hall, Hensarling, Johnson,
         Sam, Marchant, McCaul, Neugebauer, Olson, and Poe.

A big thanks to all the great Americans who are trying to represent their constituents in Washington D.C.  We appreciate you.

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