Thursday, October 8, 2015

Get Ready for Some Republi-CON Budget Hypocrisy

UPDATE IV:  "Sen. Lindsey Graham is asking for federal aid for his home state of South Carolina as it battles raging floods, but he voted to oppose similar help for New Jersey in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in 2013."

Read CNN, Graham opposed Sandy aid but wants help in South Carolina.

UPDATE III:  First make "lots of speeches about how wonderful it is", then pass "a non-binding but politically charged measure that promises a balanced federal ledger in 10 years", "then adjourned for a two-week break".

Actual budget cuts -- NONE.

Read NPR, Ryan Budget Vote Produces 'Win' For Both Parties and ABC News, House Passes Ryan Budget With [With Promises to Make Future] Big Cuts

UPDATE II:  In 2010, she supported a plan that "would have taken over 30 years to balance the budget", but now demands that the budget be balanced today, without, of course, explaining how to do it.

Read Slate, Sarah Palin, Paul Ryan, and the Clash of Cynicisms.

Only in Republi-con-stan.

UPDATE:  More Republi-con budget hypocrisy, this time a phony vote to "avert for one year the planned cuts to doctor payments", part of those phony Republi-con budget cuts:

For backgroung, read Talking Points Memo, House Abruptly Passes Medicare Pay Fix By Voice Vote, which stated:

After temporarily recessing the House, GOP leaders emerged from a closed-door meeting and called up the bill for a voice vote. A recorded vote can be demanded by one-fifth of members present in the chamber, but such an objection wasn't mounted. So the bill was subsequently declared passed."

As you could tell, the "'no' votes clearly outmatched the 'ayes.' [Tennessee Republi-con John] Duncan gaveled in the 'ayes' anywayway, proclaiming that, sure, they had amounted to the 2/3 needed for passage."

Read Slate, Watch the House Gavel in a Basically Phony "Aye" Vote for Medicare Money.

"Oklahoma has one of the most conservative congressional delegations of any state: seven Republican men, including fierce advocates for cutting federal spending.

Five of those seven voted no in January on a bill to provide $50 billion in disaster funding for states hit by Hurricane Sandy."

Read the Washington Post, Conservative Okla. lawmakers face dilemma: Will they support tornado relief funding?