From the “If you thought they were desperate and batshit crazy before, get a load of this” Dept.
Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D -DC) was on fire when she spoke to FOX 5 Morning News Thursday about how Washington, D.C. residents are being treated as work to avoid a government shutdown continues.
“We are absolutely outraged. This is the functional equivalent of bombing innocent civilians,” she said.
The Dems have spent billions on their socialist Frankenstein, bringing the national debt to over $14 trillion. The burden on future generations will be devastating. There’s your equivalent to ‘bombing innocent civilians’, jackass.
Pity the poor, underpaid Congressmen:
In an appearance on MSNBC Thursday, Democratic California Rep. Linda Sánchez talked about the downsides of a federal government shutdown. Some lawmakers, to the seriousness of the issue, have said they would forgo their paychecks in the event of that shutdown. Sanchez explained she just can’t afford to go along with that idea.
“I have to tell you that I live paycheck-to-paycheck, like most Americans,” Sánchez said. “I’m still paying off my student loans. I have a 2-year-old son who I have to support, and I have to maintain residences on both coasts. It’s very difficult for me to say, ‘Hey, I can give up my paycheck,’ because the reality is, I have financial obligations that I have to meet on a month-to-month basis that doesn’t make it possible for me.”
“I have to maintain residences on both coasts”. *SOB* “I just can’t manage to survive without my $174,000 salary.”
I’d switch my meager Army pension with this asshole’s six-figure paycheck any day, and make it stretch for a long time.
Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.) said today that the new Republicans elected to the House of Representatives last November came to Congress “to kill women.” She also likened Republican efforts to prohibit federal funding of abortion except in cases of rape, incest or where the life of the mother is endangered to actions taken by Nazis.
“This is probably one of the worst times we’ve seen because the numbers of people elected to Congress. I went through this as co-chair of the arts caucus,” Slaughter said. “In ’94 people were elected simply to come here to kill the National Endowment for the Arts. Now they’re here to kill women.”
Slaughter was drawing a parallel between the Republican House majority elected in November 1994 and the Republican House majority elected in November 2010.
She made the remarks Wednesday on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., at a “Stand Up for Women’s Health” rally sponsored by the National Organization for Women, NARAL and Planned Parenthood.
……She then equated that perceived need to the sort of requirement that would be imposed by Nazis.
“You are allowed to have an abortion if you have been raped or it’s a matter of incest,” said Slaughter. “However, you have to keep a receipt. Did you know that? It’s sort of like an old German Nazi movie. Show me your papers!”
Last I checked, abortion is legal. The issue is whether or not taxpayers should foot the bill. That inconvienient little fact got omitted from Slaughter’s tirade.
Pelosi rears her ugly head:
“In one of the bills before us, 6 million seniors are deprived of meals — homebound seniors are deprived of meals. People ask us to find our common ground, the middle ground. Is middle ground 3 million seniors not receiving meals? I don’t think so. We’ve got to take this conversation from a debate about numbers and dollar figures and finding middle ground there to the higher ground of national values. I don’t think the American people want any one of those 6 million people to lose their meals or the children who are being thrown off of Head Start and the rest of it.”
— House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), April 4, 2011
From the same article:
The first problem with Pelosi’s statistic is that, according to the agency’s budget documents, only about 2.6 million seniors receive such meals. That’s even less than what she decried as the mushy middle ground of compromise.
……So, in other words, Pelosi’s staff took a wild guess at where the cuts would fall in the agency.
The Dems are quite good at throwing children, the elderly, and the terminally ill in front of the cameras when it suits them:
The louder they screech, the more evident that the GOP is doing exactly what we elected them to do: force the government back to fiscal responsibility.