>New Senator Scott Brown and 4 other turn coat traitors helps Democrats advance jobs bill
Posted February 24, 2010on:
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A modest job-creation bill advanced in the Senate on Monday as the chamber’s newest Republican bucked his party and sided with Democrats on a $15 billion package of tax cuts and highway spending.
Republican Scott Brown joined four other Republicans, 55 Democrats and two independents to overcome a procedural hurdle that sets up a final vote later this week.
When I saw this story yesterday all I could think was “You damned opportunistic bastard!” I knew Scott Brown would do this the first chance he got. He is not a Republican, not even a moderate Republican, and his vote for the Massachusetts fiasco of a health care program is proof of that. He is merely an opportunist who is bright enough to see the way the wind was blowing and so he sang the Conservative against the Obamacare tune to get elected. Of course he was head and shoulders better than his opponent and considering what the country has always gotten out of Massachusetts by way of politicians I guess this is the best we can expect.
Brown joined the Maine sisterhood of turncoats and two others who know they don’t stand a chance of being reelected this year so why not stick it to the American public one more time.
Ben Nelson (Dem. Nebraska) also voted No. I guess the butt kicking his home state gave him over that “buy my vote” for the Senate Health Care plan finally got the message thru to him. The message is: “NO MORE SPENDING! STUPID!”
I was so mad that continuing to blog was not the thing to do so I read and did my spring door wreath and cussed some more.
Today I found out that Scott Brown is a turncoat to others too.
The four other GOP senators who broke ranks—Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins of Maine, George Voinovich of Ohio and Christopher “Kit” Bond of Missouri—also were criticized on Tuesday. But Brown was the big target on conservative Web sites, talk shows and even the Facebook page his campaign has promoted as an example of his new-media savvy.
“We campaigned for you. We donated to your campaign. And you turned on us like every other RINO,” said one writer, using the initials for “Republican-In-Name-Only.”
The conservative-tilting Drudge Report colored a photo of Brown on its home page in scarlet.
The new senator responded by calling into a Boston radio station.
“I’ve taken three votes,” Brown said with exasperation. “And to say I’ve sold out any particular party or interest group, I think, is certainly unfair.”
So we find out he is a Democrat in temperament too: Hi is a whimpy whining, two-faced Jackass!
The senator said that by the time he seeks re-election in two years, he will have taken thousands of votes.
But when he faces re-election in two years he will find himself out on his ear because by that time even the voters in Massachusetts will have had enough of people who think they know whats better for the public than the public understands.
“So, I think it’s a little premature to say that,” he said.
The measure featured four provisions that enjoyed sweeping bipartisan support, including a measure exempting businesses hiring the unemployed from Social Security payroll taxes through December, and giving them a $1,000 credit if new workers stay on the job a full year.
The $5000 credit for each new employee that was in the original $85 billion bill was of absolutely no help to small businesses. They need cash up front to be assured they can meet their payrolls before they can take on any more orders and therefore hire any more workers. To get this cash up front they need the banks to give them credit. the banks are hoarding money because Congress keeps spending. If Congress would just stop spending the banks would perhaps feel more confident and start lending.
However the exemption from the Social Security payroll tax which is 7 1/2% of the employees income does give some upfront relief.
It would also renew highway programs through December and deposit $20 billion in the highway trust fund.
This is of absolutely no benefit to job creation at all because any federal money used for any state or local projects must adhere to the Davis-Bacon Act which requires that union workers be used for the project or that union scale wages and benefits be paid. This so greatly increases the costs of the project that states and localities don’t have the matching funds available to apply for federal funds. And of course since our President and our Congress are so well paid by the Big Labor Unions they are not about to exempt these funds from the Davis-Bacon Act.
It faces a final Senate vote Wednesday.
It passed today in the Senate by a 70 to 28 vote. Now it will have to be reconciled with the House version which is $158 Billion
Snowe and Collins hail from economically ailing Maine, and they can’t stray too far from the Democrats who populate much of New England. And Voinovich and Bond also are from states hard hit by the recession.
What they don’t understand is that the American public are not as uninformed as they used to be. The Internet has provided the average person the means to with a few clicks do a whole lot of research and learn about the bills themselves rather than relying on what their Congressmen tell them and the propaganda of the Main Stream Media. The Tea Party Patriots movement has even moved into New England and Ohio, Illinois and Missouri. All of these turn coats facing re-election will pay and the two not facing re-election have always been turn coats so nothing is new. they will be replaced in 2010 with real Conservatives.