Friday, May 19, 2006

Backhanded Block

Jimbo is on the House floor now, (or was recently, no C-SPAN for me right now) using parliamentary procedures to block amendments from coming to the house floor. Jimbo and his Republican comrades are just looking for a way to block good amendments that their out of touch special interest bosses don't want. But they also want to do it in a way that they don't publicly go on the record in opposition. Let's look at what Jimbo has blocked:

Amendment offered by Mr. Farr.
An amendment to increase funding for various veteran health care accounts and is offset by a reduction in the rate of tax reduction for taxpayers earning more than $1 million in calendar year 2007.

Hmm, tax cuts for Millionaires or healthcare for those defending our freedom?

Amendment offered by Ms. Moore (WI).
An amendment to increase funding for the Construction, Major Projects account by $32.5 million.

Why build more Veteran's Hospitals and other facilities?

Amendment offered by Mr. Obey.
An amendment to offset spending for various programs in the bill by providing a reduction in the taxcut for taxpayers earning in excess of $1 million beginning in 2007, by 1.23 percent.

Fiscal responsibility? No way, not while Millionaires are going hungry!

Jimbo has shown real courage today by using tricks and loopholes to avoid tacking a stand on tough issues.


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