February 10, 2009

It's fun until the opposition doesn't show.

No matter who gets elected, how much time you take off or how much hope you have for change... there's still going to be enough hypocritical BS to blog about.

If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem... and sometimes you're just a speed bump.

Why I Vote "No" On the Stimulus
by Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison

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I am eager to work in a bipartisan fashion toward a speedy and sustainable recovery. But we have to ensure that any stimulus package is balanced, reasonable in size, and targeted specifically to job creation, keeping people in their homes and overall economic growth. The plan before us lacks these objectives. What we have learned is that excessive spending may prolong a recession. Moving forward, we must carefully consider the spending decisions before us.

Only Senator AWOL for Friday Evening Stimulus Package Votes

(Austin, TX) - While the United States Senate took crucial votes on the stimulus package Friday evening, Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison was the only Senator who went AWOL, choosing to seek support for her campaign at a Texas speaking engagement instead of fulfilling her responsibilities to work for Texans in the Senate. The six votes Sen. Hutchison missed dealt with amendments to the package, reached as a bipartisan compromise by a group of Senators.

"At a time when millions of people have lost their jobs, Kay Bailey Hutchison was the only Senator who didn't bother to show up to work last Friday night," observed Texas Democratic Party Chairman Boyd Richie. "With our country facing its greatest economic challenge in sixty years, Senator Hutchison skipped six important votes for a political event, showing she is no better than Governor Perry, who is playing the same kind of politics by threatening to reject funds to help Texans out of this recession."

Senator Hutchison's absence was impossible to overlook, as only two other Senators missed the critical votes: Sen. Ted Kennedy, who was being treated for a brain tumor, and Sen. Judd Gregg, who is not participating in Senate votes due to his nomination as Secretary of Commerce.

Bi-partisan sometimes means, you just don't show up.

Posted by kerry at February 10, 2009 02:59 AM
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