Wednesday, May 22, 2013

John Aravosis — Oklah. GOP Senator takes own constituents hostage, demands budget cuts or no tornado aid

You have to give Oklahoma Republican US Senator Tom Coburn high marks for consistency, if not compassion.
In the face of a major tornado disaster in his home state, that has taken the lives of 24 Oklahomans, including at least 9 children in a devastated elementary school, Coburn says he won’t support disaster relief for his home state unless the budget is cut elsewhere.
Yes, Coburn is taking his own constituents hostage as budget-cutting human shields.
It’s not the first time Coburn has taken hostages. Last winter, Coburn joined Oklahoma’s other far-right GOP Senator, Jim Inhofe, in voting against the Hurricane Sandy relief bill.
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Oklah. GOP Senator takes own constituents hostage, demands budget cuts or no tornado aid
John Aravosis

Way beyond moron level.
Republicans don’t really care about spending money like a (or for a) drunken sailor, so long as it’s for tax cuts and the Defense Department.  Then after their years of massive spending bankrupt us – like Reagan did, and then Bush II – suddenly the Republicans are deficit hawks, asking us to cut all of our programs while leaving theirs in tact.


9 comments:

Matt Franko said...

They are still devoid of balances for reconstruction in Indiana from the severe storms out there now going on 2 years...

A group from my church has gone out to Indiana twice to do volunteer work there in the aftermath of those storms.. I suppose they will now look at Oklahoma for perhaps another trip...

We ought to have a redevelopment 'bank in a box' package that we can immediately deploy in these situations to hit the ground running and inject balances right into the local economy as soon as the clouds lift...

rsp,

Matt Franko said...

"spending money like a (or for a) drunken sailor, so long as it’s for tax cuts..'

How is a 'tax cut' an act of 'spending money'????

this is as bad as asking "How are we going to pay for that?" about a proposed tax cut...

F. Beard said...

Yep, the Repugnicans are cruel bastards and while they may think publicly administered mercy is optional, justice is not.

One day they may have to explain to the Lord why they favored the usury for stolen purchasing power cartel, the banks, but ignored the suffering of their victims.

The Lord actually favors the wise use of money over strict bookkeeping it seems: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke 16:1-15&version=NASB.

F. Beard said...

Republicans don’t really care about spending money like a (or for a) drunken sailor, so long as it’s for tax cuts and the Defense Department. Tom Hickey

The wicked flee when no one is pursuing, but the righteous are bold as a lion. Proverbs 28:1

The Lord tests the righteous and the wicked, and the one who loves violence His soul hates. Psalm 11:5

Michael Norman said...

Hopefully the morons who voted for this moron will stop being morons and vote for somebody else next time.

Roger Erickson said...

No tact in volved, but their obscene ignorance is still intact, along with the subsequent schemes it leads them into.

Tom Hickey said...

John Aravosis has his heart in the right place but his economic understanding is typically faux "progressive" — Clinton surplus good, Bush tax cuts bad.

Greg said...

So to them its all a zero sum game. In order to give to one person we must take form someone else..... dont see him standing up to be taken from now do we?

Interestingly enough the zero sum logic can really be used against them. By their very own logic the only reason they have a lot is because so many have so little.


Off topic;

check out this article at Yves place

http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2013/05/excess-german-savings-not-thrift-caused-the-european-crisis.html

Remember all the S=I+ (S-I)discussions that lasted weeks?

Ignacio said...

Is Tom Coburn a synonym of 'low life'?

I guess you get what you vote for...