As reported on CNN, the Republicans in the Senate were able to force a 60 vote rule on the vote for the “Paying a Fair Share Act,” (The so-called Buffett Rule), and because the Democrats were unable to muster the necessary 60 votes, the actual vote on the new law won’t be taken. Republicans, both Nationally and Statewide are celebrating. They are, therefore Idiots.
I realise that this is a small part of American Government that seems to get forgotten during elections like this, but those stupid, sad sacks of crap have one job – and one job only – to REPRESENT THE PEOPLE THEY ARE ELECTED TO REPRESENT.
If you are a politician or even thinking about being a politician or even thinking about voting for a politician, read that damn line a second time. Now read it a third time. By now, you should have it memorized.
Fact is, the majority of the electorate (that means voters for those who didn’t pass US government) WANTED the Buffett rule. Munch on that simple fact for a second. THE VOTERS WANTED THE BUFFETT RULE TO PASS. Every single one of those stuffed suits that voted against the Buffett Rule broke their promise to “faithfully represent the good people of (Insert State Name Here)”. Every Representative in the US House that advocated voting against the Buffett rule was breaking their commitment to doing their damn job.
The idiots that voted against this legislation are probably doing a happy dance right now and celebrating their “Victory against the damn socialist Democrats”. Sadly for them, they now have to face the 72% of the voters that wanted that damn bill to pass. Might be a bit uncomfortable for them come next November.