Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Jim DeMint Hates You

It used to be that Georgians thanked their lucky stars for Alabama and Mississippi. At least some State was more backwards than us. Now, we can add South Carolina to the list. It’s sad that the list is growing isn’t it? But between a Congressman that calls the President of the United States a liar in a joint session of Congress, to a Governor that goes “missing” and now, Jim DeMint...South Carolina has made the list.

Read it and weep “conservative” controllers.

Lawmakers propose five-year pay freeze, federal job cuts

”"The Spending Reduction Act begins the difficult task of shrinking the federal bureaucracy that threatens our future prosperity," DeMint said.”

”The proposal includes provisions to eliminate automatic pay increases for civilian employees for five years, cut the workforce by 15 percent through attrition and hire one new worker for every two who leave. The legislation also would collect unpaid taxes from federal workers, prohibit employees from conducting union business while on the job and cut the federal travel budget in half.

In recent weeks, lawmakers already have proposed banning union activities during work hours, cutting jobs, extending the two-year pay freeze for an additional year, and requiring two-week furloughs for federal employees.”

The voters in Ohio and New Jersey don’t get off the hook either.

”The 2011 Spending Reduction Act, unveiled on Thursday by Republican Study Committee Chairman Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio; Rep. Scott Garrett, R-N.J.; and Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C.; outlines $2.5 trillion in cuts by dropping current spending to fiscal 2008 levels and freezing budgets at fiscal 2006 levels for 10 years beginning Oct. 1.”

I saw Jim Jordan, speaking at The Heritage Foundation just the other day. I almost wrote a blog about it because I couldn’t believe my ears. Congressman Jordan is the Chair of the Republican Study Committee and this is a direct quote:

“RSC (Republican Study Committee) is really the Heritage Foundation.”

And he does mean that quite literally.

”It (the RSC) was founded in 1973 by Paul Weyrich and other conservative activists to keep a watch on the House Republican leadership...

Paul M. Weyrich...was an American conservative political activist and commentator, most notable as a figurehead of the New Right. He co-founded the Heritage Foundation,...

Good Lord, it’s like swatting flies. I’ll have to let Rep. Scott Garrett go. Rep. Mike Coffman too -- although he deserves a special mention. Back to DeMint.

This deserves a great, big ole Get the Flick ITYS.

From various Get the Flick posts.

”Sen. Jim DeMint and South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford urged members of the Senate to reject President Obama's economic-stimulus bill, as DeMint introduced a rival measure with only tax cuts and no spending. “

”Once again, it appears Senator DeMint is disconnected from reality.”

”I chose the title because that is the goal of people like DeMint and Brownback -- a theocracy. You might want to dismiss them as crackpots but they are United States Senators.”

(When I say Senator DeMint hates you, I mean he hates you in the most Christian way. After all, he and Gov. Sanford are both members of The Family.)

You don’t have to believe me about him. You can check him out on Wikipedia. You’ll see his record is mighty thin. But you also might notice a few pertinent facts.

”He is a member of the Republican Party and the Tea Party movement.”

”-- Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
-- Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security (Ranking Member)”

”DeMint is ranked by The National Journal as one of the most conservative members of the Senate”

”DeMint opposes spending increases of the federal government..”

Let’s see a show of hands. How many controllers in South Carolina voted a five-year pay freeze for themselves? I bet your fellow workers will let you volunteer to be one of the 15% that get laid off. How many controllers in Colorado voted themselves a two-week furlough? Come on. Man up. Tell me how this is good for America.

Don Brown
January 26, 2011

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