Thursday, January 22, 2009

Nothing but Reruns

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) continues to waste time filing pointless bills in Congress.

H.R. 378 demands a 1% across-the-board spending cut on everything but defense and homeland security. H.R. 377 makes it 2%. H.R. 381 makes it 5%.

Congressman Blackburn has introduced these bills during each of her three previous terms, she brags in a recent press release.

Well, thanks for nothing, Congressman! You’ve failed all three times on all three bills already, and now you’re going for a fourth. What is the point to this crap?

First off, if she were serious, she’d pick a damn number and fight for it. She’d have one bill and a strong argument for it. Instead, she takes the file-it-and-forget-it approach. They exist with her name on it, and that’s good enough.

These bills are going nowhere. They exist only so she can put them on her website and in her taxpayer-funded newsletter. They’re not even political grandstanding, which I can at least appreciate as spectacle; they’re tokenism. A slight nod at fiscal responsibility so she doesn’t have to put any actual work into it.

Hey, Rep. Blackburn, are you actually going to fight to control spending or is this it? File the same pointless bills every two years until you retire?

1 comment:

mickey said...

Marsha Blackburn is my Congressman.
She is no conservative.
See her unconstitutional votes at :