Thursday, April 14, 2011


That's what we got:

I am proud to report that Rumblecongressman Marsha Blackburn voted "NAY!"

This is starting to look like the business as usual game - we put forward a budget with a huge increase, then we "compromise" and cut the increase.  We then go out and trumpet that we had huge "cuts," when all we did was cut the size of the increase.



MickeyWhite said...

Marsha Blackburn Voted FOR:
Omnibus Appropriations, Special Education, Global AIDS Initiative, Job Training, Unemployment Benefits, Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations, Agriculture Appropriations, FY2004 Foreign Operations Appropriations, U.S.-Singapore Trade, U.S.-Chile Trade, Supplemental Spending for Iraq & Afghanistan, Flood Insurance Reauthorization , Prescription Drug Benefit, Child Nutrition Programs, Surface Transportation, Job Training and Worker Services, Agriculture Appropriations, Foreign Aid, Debt Limit Increase, Fiscal 2005 Omnibus Appropriations, Vocational/Technical Training, Supplemental Appropriations, UN “Reforms.” Patriot Act Reauthorization, CAFTA, Katrina Hurricane-relief Appropriations, Head Start Funding, Line-item Rescission, Oman Trade Agreement, Military Tribunals, Electronic Surveillance, Head Start Funding, COPS Funding, Funding the REAL ID Act (National ID), Foreign Intelligence Surveillance, Thought Crimes “Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act, Peru Free Trade Agreement, Economic Stimulus, Farm Bill (Veto Override), Warrantless Searches, Employee Verification Program, Body Imaging Screening, Patriot Act extension.

Marsha Blackburn Voted AGAINST:
Ban on UN Contributions, eliminate Millennium Challenge Account, WTO Withdrawal, UN Dues Decrease, Defunding the NAIS, Iran Military Operations defunding Iraq Troop Withdrawal, congress authorization of Iran Military Operations, Withdrawing U.S. Soldiers from Afghanistan.

Marsha Blackburn is my Congressman.
See her “blatantly unconstitutional” votes at :

Rumbler said...

Great points, Mickey - thanks!

I am reminded of the old saw about the five monkeys in a cage. A banana is placed on top of the cage and a ladder is placed inside the cage. When the first monkey climbs the ladder and seizes the banana - the other four are hit with an ice cold spray of water from a fire hose. Those four will turn on the banana monkey and beat the hell out of him.

When a banana is put on top of the cage the next time, none of them will climb up to get it. Now, replace one of the monkeys and introduce a new monkey. New monkey will climb up the ladder - the other four will beat the hell out of him, teaching him the law of the pack. Continue this replacement until you have replaced ALL the original monkeys. The behavior will continue.

Moral of the story? You have to wholesale clean house in Congress before the behavior changes.