September 12, 2005

$1 Billion Is A Lot Of Money

Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama:
Even Sen. Jeff Sessions, a Republican from Katrina-damaged Alabama, worried that Congress is rushing too fast to spend taxpayer dollars.

"When figures start flowing up to $200 billion, I have concerns," Sessions said, noting that "$1 billion is a lot of money."
No shit.

So called fiscal conservatives are now worried about spending your taxes dollars but their bigger concern is a political fallout from their economic wing nut base.
But Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) said Republicans need to have heart-to-heart discussions about adding so much to the nation's debt.

"You can't tell me there aren't places to save a penny or two on the dollar and ship it to relief in Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi," Hensarling said. "I just don't believe it as I look around." [..]

"We have to be there for the families and the communities," said Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.). "But we also have an obligation to the rest of the American people and to future generations." [..]

But some of his colleagues say all Republicans will pay a political price if they ignore their party's principles of reducing federal spending and cutting the deficit.

"If voters want bigger government, sooner or later they're going to return to the genuine article, and that's the Democratic Party," Flake said.

More immediately, Rep. Tom Feeney (R-Fla.) said voters dismayed by the heavy federal spending might opt to stay home from the polls during midterm elections in November 2006.

"Alienating your base of fiscal conservatives is the worst thing you can do in the second year of a two-term administration," Feeney said.
Conservatives are full of shit, Mike Pence is all sudden concern about future generations and Tom Feeney is worried about upsetting fiscal conservatives. Where were they while GOP controlled White House and Congress were passing endless taxes cuts for the most well off , no bid contracts to big money donors, pork barrel spending and tax giveaways to corporate donors. Now, fiscal conservatism is a matter of utmost importance to these politicians when money is need for Americans.

They are despicable and shameless.

If spending federal money in support of disaster victims upsetting fiscal conservatives voters, they can go to hell. One more thing, there is no such thing as a fiscal conservatives in Washington.


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