posted on Feb, 27 2010 @ 10:22 PM
Hey, to everyone who's populated this thread with rhetorical nonsense like "bailout wallstreet, but tough s--t to the working class American" as
being Bunning's attitude, let's not let a little thing like facts get in the way of a good old political smear fest.
Bunning's voting record where budget issues are concerned. The man has some serious integrity. He was one of the gross minority who voted
TARP (Second Economic Package 10-1-08) He voted in favor of the first economic stimulus package in Feb of 2008, saying it was important
to get help to the taxpayer and hopefully the government would get their act in gear to fix the underlying issues quickly.
The man has been one of the very few politicians in Washington to actually put his damn money where his mouth is, regardless of who's been in the
White House with their hand out saying "gimme, gimme!" He was also one of the first men in Washington to stand up with Ron Paul and say "You're
damn right we can't spend our way out of this." He was in favor of letting the failing banks fail, screw Fannie, Freddie, and AIG.
This is a classic example of a man with principles and strong conviction who many of the members I see emasculating and smearing him in this thread
have been begging for in government in virtually every other thread on the topic of government overspending. He said from the very beginning that he
would approve an actual JOBS BILL
that created jobs for AMERICANS, protected jobs held by AMERICANS, and supported the struggling
AMERICAN workers, including those who are unemployed. What he refused to approve was a bill that did nothing to protect these American workers.
He's practically begged the adminsitration to do something about China's illegal practices and undercutting of the US dollar in international trade,
which he believes is a large part of our employment malaise right now... with zero results. He feels, and I agree, that this so-called "jobs bill"
was small part "help the people" large part "fill the pork barrels and grease the federal debt holder's palms."
As far as his "tough (poop)" comment towards democrats pushing him on his vote... so? How is that any different than the reaction both parties have
been having towards the will of the American people over the past couple of years? We the People (WHO SUPPOSEDLY ARE STILL RELEVENT) did not want
TARP... it passed. We did not want the Fannie/Freddie morass... we got it. We did not want AIG... we got them. We do not want the deficit limit
raised... it was raised. We did not want Iraq to continue... it goes on. We do not want this abysmal health bill... and it will probably be rammed
through. It's about damn time somebody started standing up to the other politicians in Washington and said "Here, sit and spin on it!" when they
complain about a coleague's vote which they don't approve of.