Politics

Pelosi’s Abortion Stimulus Package; Geithner Confirmed

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Ca.) will bring her “Kill the Children” economic stimulus plan to the floor of the House this week for a likely vote on Thursday.  On ABC’s “This Week” last  Sunday, Pelosi justified the inclusion of expanded federal funding for abortions as part of an economic stimulus plan on the grounds that reducing the number of children being born would help stimulate the economy.

Pelosi’s pronouncement rightly raised the ire of Congressman John Carter (R-Tx.), secretary of the House Republican Conference.  “To attempt to stimulate the economy by killing babies is an atrocity,” Carter said, speaking for the millions of Americans who are shocked and outraged over this further slide into degeneracy on display by Democrat leadership.  “To justify the killing of an unborn child for monetary gain is a monstrosity,” Carter added.

In stark contrast, House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Oh.) spoke with Sean Hannity on his radio program Monday, appearing to throw in the towel on leading any real opposition to the trillion-dollar spending bill.  Boehner told Hannity’s audience of millions, “We will likely have an alternative amendment,” but he raised doubts as to whether or not the amendment would pass.  Likely?

Boehner also concluded that the President had been friendly to Republican proposals for the addition of tax cuts to the gargantuan spending bill, calling on Obama to intervene in attempting to improve the bill as it makes its way to the Senate.  Boehner said of his Democrat colleagues, “It won’t be long before the liberals will try to impose their will on this President, and people will see just how liberal this Congress really is.”

With all due respect, Leader Boehner, Barack Obama is a far-left liberal graduate of the Saul Alinsky school of socialism.  The problem will not be Pelosi dragging Obama to the left, but well-meaning Republicans compromising their principles to accomplish nothing more than giving these radicals political cover.  The over 54 million people who did not vote for Obama do not expect you to magically woo goose-stepping Democrats in Congress into your vote totals.  What conservatives are looking for is a leader who will rescind his Obama gag order and take a stand for the principles and ideals that have made this country the greatest ever created.

The full Senate voted 60-34 Monday night in favor of the confirmation of Timothy Geithner as President Barack Obama’s new Treasury Secretary.  The vote indicates not nearly enough angst over Geithner’s failure to pay tens of thousands of dollars in federal taxes not once but four years in a row.  In his role as Secretary, Geithner will not only oversee the IRS but have sole discretionary power to disburse trillions of federal taxpayer dollars.

Joining the ranks of those who voted against the confirmation of this nominee were Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA) and Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME).  Votes in favor of the $34,000 tax cheat having IRS oversight came from Richard Shelby (R-AL) and John Cornyn (R-TX).

The full vote  (http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=111&session=1&vote=00015) :

NAY

Alexander (R-TN)
Barrasso (R-WY)
Bennett (R-UT)
Brownback (R-KS)
Bunning (R-KY)
Burr (R-NC)
Byrd (D-WV)
Chambliss (R-GA)
Coburn (R-OK)
Cochran (R-MS)
Collins (R-ME)
DeMint (R-SC)
Enzi (R-WY)
Feingold (D-WI)
Grassley (R-IA)
Harkin (D-IA)
Hutchison (R-TX)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Isakson (R-GA)
Johanns (R-NE)
Kyl (R-AZ)
Lugar (R-IN)
Martinez (R-FL)
McCain (R-AZ)
McConnell (R-KY)
Murkowski (R-AK)
Risch (R-ID)
Roberts (R-KS)
Sanders (I-VT)
Sessions (R-AL)
Specter (R-PA)
Thune (R-SD)
Vitter (R-LA)
Wicker (R-MS)

YEA (Those senators voting in favor of a $34,000 tax cheat having IRS oversight)

Akaka (D-HI)
Baucus (D-MT)
Bayh (D-IN)
Begich (D-AK)
Bennet (D-CO)
Bingaman (D-NM)
Boxer (D-CA)
Burris (D-IL)
Cantwell (D-WA)
Cardin (D-MD)
Carper (D-DE)
Casey (D-PA)
Conrad (D-ND)
Corker (R-TN)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Crapo (R-ID)
Dodd (D-CT)
Dorgan (D-ND)
Durbin (D-IL)
Ensign (R-NV)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Graham (R-SC)
Gregg (R-NH)
Hagan (D-NC)
Hatch (R-UT)
Inouye (D-HI)
Johnson (D-SD)
Kaufman (D-DE)
Kerry (D-MA)
Klobuchar (D-MN)
Kohl (D-WI)
Landrieu (D-LA)
Lautenberg (D-NJ)
Leahy (D-VT)
Levin (D-MI)
Lieberman (ID-CT)
Lincoln (D-AR)
McCaskill (D-MO)
Menendez (D-NJ)
Merkley (D-OR)
Mikulski (D-MD)
Murray (D-WA)
Nelson (D-FL)
Nelson (D-NE)
Pryor (D-AR)
Reed (D-RI)
Reid (D-NV)
Rockefeller (D-WV)
Schumer (D-NY)
Shaheen (D-NH)
Shelby (R-AL)
Snowe (R-ME)
Stabenow (D-MI)
Tester (D-MT)
Udall (D-CO)
Udall (D-NM)
Voinovich (R-OH)
Warner (D-VA)
Webb (D-VA)
Whitehouse (D-RI)


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