Friday, November 18, 2011

Four Disappointments from Wisconsin

I kinda thought that Sensenbrenner, Ribble, Duffy, and Petri were better men; but they're not.

The House of Representatives failed to approve a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution, 261-165. Only 25 Democrats voted with Republicans to support the amendment. 

Four Republicans voted nay: Paul Ryan, Louie Gohmert (TX), Justin Amash (MI) and David Dreier (CA). All four voted no from the right, with Ryan worrying that, in the Washington Post's words, "the version of the BBA on the floor would have led to larger government."

So when Ribble, Duffy, Sensen, and Petri come around, waving that blank check for Mo' Gummint in their hands, politely but firmly tell them to shove it where the sun never shines.

HT:  AmSpec

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