Saturday, July 15, 2006

Republicans Voted FOR it Before Voting AGAINST It

Taking a page from the John Kerry manual, the Senate Republicans, after voting FOR building a fence along the southern border, have largely voted AGAINST funding the damn thing.

"We do a lot of talking. We do a lot of legislating," said Sen. Jeff Sessions, the Alabama Republican whose amendment to fund the fence was killed on a 71-29 vote. "The things we do often sound very good, but we never quite get there."

Mr. Sessions offered his amendment to authorize $1.8 billion to pay for the fencing that the Senate voted 83-16 to build along high-traffic areas of the border with Mexico. In the same vote on May 17, the Senate also directed 500 miles of vehicle barriers to be built along the border.

But the May vote simply authorized the fencing and vehicle barriers, which on Capitol Hill is a different matter from approving the federal expenditures needed to build it.

...Virtually all Democrats were joined by the chamber's lone independent and 28 Republicans in opposing Mr. Session's amendment to the Homeland Security Appropriations Act. Only two Democrats -- Sens. Ben Nelson of Nebraska and Thomas R. Carper of Delaware -- supported funding the fence.

All told, 34 senators -- including most of the Republican leadership -- voted in May to build the fence but yesterday opposed funding it.

So if you STILL send money to the "Republican Senate" Campaign Committee--you've been told in advance how stupid you really are.

1 comment:

Billiam said...

Every time those clowns send me something, be it from Senate or Congress, I stuff the envolpe with NO! and send it back. I'll gladly spend their postage!!