Fresh off being reelected to her first term and before retaking the oath of office, 3rd Congressional District Jaime Herrera Beutler once again reached across the aisle to join with 172 Democrats in the house and 84 other RINO’s to approve the hastily passed “compromise” alleged to avoid the “fiscal Cliff.”
Total count was 172 Democrats and 85 RINO’s voted AYE while 151 Republicans and 16 Democrats wisely votes NOE.
This “compromise” will undoubtedly drive us back into deeper recession by adding $4 Trillion to the deficit over the next 10 years, promises $1 in spending cuts for every $41 in tax increases and extends unemployment entitlements for another year, among other provisions.
It is a bad deal all around that Barack Obama and the Democrats are crowing “victory” over tonight.
Not a victory for Americans, mind you, but a victory for Obama in snowballing Republicans whose finger prints are now all over this mess and will own it when elections come around again and they will shoulder the blame for the economy worsening or collapsing.
Oddly enough, even far left Moveon.org sent out an email blast earlier today calling for the bill to be defeated, but for different reasons than I have for wanting it defeated.
Since the bill only raised taxes on incomes exceeding $400,000 Moveon.org called for,
“The House should reject this deal and instead introduce and pass a tax cut for 98% of Americans on the first day of the new Congress.”
“Can you call Representative right now? Tell her: “Vote no on the Senate tax bill. Do not extend the Bush tax breaks for people making more than $250,000 a year.”
The fallacy is we are all going to pay more for this sell out in taxes, higher unemployment, higher prices and more as the higher wage earners cut back hours, raise prices and lay off workers to maintain profits, if not fold companies and move them overseas where they can afford to run their companies.
Remember too, this comes on top of a slate of Obamacare taxes they also must pay that kicked in just today, raising their cost of doing business immensely.
I doubt Jaime will worry very much about it, though. She will still receive her $174,000 paycheck, generous benefit and vacation packages on our dime and still refuse to hold town halls to actually listen to constituents, opting for her “coffees” where only invited attend.
Thanks for nothing, Jaime.