Saturday, May 7, 2011

Kay Bailey Hutchison: Hypocrite

Now, I don't mean to single out Kay Bailey Hutchison because she has plenty of company among her fellow republicans, but her new op-ed was the straw that broke the camels back. It just drives me crazy to hear most of these people bloviate about fiscal responsibility when their votes don't match the rhetoric. Here's some examples for Hutchison:

  1. Voted YEA on Medicare Part D, the largest new entitlement since the passage of Medicare and before Obamacare. And it was unfunded to the tune of $7.2 trillion.
  2. Hutchison herself has voted 9 times to raise the debt limit. Her only NO votes have been when Democrats have controlled the Senate.
  3. She VOTED FOR THE FULL-YEAR CONTINUING APPROPRIATIONS BILL. Remember? This is the one that cut $38 billion. No, wait, $352 million and it approved $1.6 trillion in deficit spending.
Now, she's telling us that we have to be fiscally responsible. That we can't vote for the debt limit increase unless there are "meaningful spending reforms."

But she voted for deficit spending. Now she's turning around and trying to say the debt limit can't be raised. She's trying to have her cake and eat it too.

I'll be glad when she's gone.

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