Congressional Hypocrisy …Do as we Say, Not as We Do … Dems in Congress Head to Kingsmill Resort & Spa in Williamsburg, Va.,
The pot calling the kettle black … and Fear Mongering to Pass Democratic Pork Barrel Agenda
If Barack Obama can dictate corporate CEO’s their salaries because of tax payer TARP money, then “We the People” should be able to dictate the salaries of the President, House and Senate. After all, it is out tax dollars that are paying their salaries. Why can government get away with wasteful spending? Americans can smell pork a mile a way.
Barack Obama and the Democrats in the House and Senate are so quick to tell us about the wasteful spending of corporate America and their greed, yet might they want to look in the mirror? Congress has railed on corporations who have taken TARP money for their continued wasteful spending, yet was it not Congress who passed these bills without any provisions to restrict such actions?
Is it also not Congress and the US Government who wastes more tax payer dollars than anyone? Maybe the Dems in Congress can mull over their wasteful spending ways while they are living La Vita Loca at Kingsmill Resort & Spa in Williamsburg, VA on the tax payers dime. Could these people be more out of touch? Who exactly do they think pays their salaries?
Members of Congress were quick to shame corporate executives for over-the-top extravagance during the economic crisis, flying private jets and taking luxury junkets. But some lawmakers are strolling fancy resorts spending tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars and mingling with lobbyists.
“We’re very mindful” of perceptions, House Democratic Caucus Chairman John Larson told reporters Thursday camped outside of the sprawling Kingsmill Resort & Spa in Williamsburg, Va., where House Democrats spent about $100,000 on their three-day annual retreat. “It’s serious and it’s from morning till night. We’ve been dwelling, rightfully, on the economy,” said Larson, D-Conn.
Isn’t this the same thing that Democrats accused GWB of in applying fear tactics in order to go to war? Oh, that’s right, it is different and a change because it is coming from the Obamamessiah. Let’s get the facts straight folks, there is a reason why this STIMULUS PORK BARREL BOONDOGGLE has little support among the American people. It is also a fact that the only politicians who are preaching bi-partisanship are the Republicans. It was 11 Democrats in the House that voted against the Democratic stimulus bill and voted with Republicans. Who is being bi-partisan?
Pushing Congress to pass his economic plan by next week, President Barack Obama implored House Democrats on Thursday to reject delaying tactics and political gamesmanship that often stymies legislation and keep a promise to voters who booted Republicans from power.