While I expected nothing less from lame-duck tax-and-spender Kay Bailey Hutchison, Sen. John Cornyn’s decision to vote for a tax hike on 77 percent of American households is like a kick in the gut.
All those Republicans voting for the Obama tax-and-spend bill are weasels, one and all. Totally indefensible.
My friend Erick Erickson at RedState.com has written an excellent review of the betrayal of conservatives brought forth by US Sen. Mitch McConnell.
The bill not only raises taxes, on most households, but the Congressional Budget Office says the bill actually increases spending by $330 billion! That is to say, it pushes us further along the path to fiscal insolvency by increasing the deficit by $4 trillion over the next decade. Way to go, Grand Old Party!
(The congressional switchboard can be reached here: 202-224-3121.)
Congress behaves like drunken teenagers on a spending spree with stolen credit cards. It’s irresponsible to give them higher credit limits or more money.
In Washington, DC, the stupid party and the evil party have become mostly indistinguishable.
Here’s how the Texas delegation voted. In the House, four Republicans and all Democrats joined the Senate in voting for higher taxes and more spending; one member (Ron Paul) did not vote.
The correct vote was “nay.” An “aye” vote is to impose higher taxes and new spending.
DISTRICT NAME Party HR8|Fiscal Cliff SENATE John Cornyn R Aye SENATE Kay Hutchison R Aye CD-1 Louis Gohmert Jr. R Nay CD-2 Ted Poe R Nay CD-3 Sam Johnson R Nay CD-4 Ralph Hall R Nay CD-5 Jeb Hensarling R Nay CD-6 Joe Barton R Nay CD-7 John Culberson R Nay CD-8 Kevin Brady R Aye CD-9 Al Green D Aye CD-10 Michael McCaul R Nay CD-11 Michael Conaway R Nay CD-12 Kay Granger R Nay CD-13 William Mac Thornberry R Aye CD-14 Ron Paul R Not Voting CD-15 Rubén Hinojosa D Aye CD-16 Silvestre Reyes D Aye CD-17 Bill Flores R Nay CD-18 Sheila Jackson-Lee D Aye CD-19 Randy Neugebauer R Nay CD-20 Charlie Gonzalez D Aye CD-21 Lamar Smith R Aye CD-22 Pete Olson R Nay CD-23 Francisco Quico Canseco R Nay CD-24 Kenny Marchant R Nay CD-25 Lloyd Doggett D Aye CD-26 Michael Burgess R Nay CD-27 Blake Farenthold R Nay CD-28 Henry Cuellar D Aye CD-29 Gene Green D Aye CD-30 Eddie Johnson D Aye CD-31 John Carter R Nay CD-32 Pete Sessions R Aye