Skip to comments.Illinois lawmakers react to debt deal (Kirk, Schakowsky and Davis Quotes)
Posted on 08/02/2011 9:15:23 AM PDT by arkady_renko
The no's came from both sides of the aisle. Two Illinois Democrats and three Republicans voted the deal down.
Jackson Jr. voted against the bill saying the cuts will do nothing to get Americans back to work.
Evanston Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky says she couldn't vote for a bill that opens the door to entitlement cuts and does not include tax increases for the wealthy.
"I really couldn't in the consciousness do this, which raises $1 trillion in spending cuts[?] of the middle class, the poor, seniors, while millionaires and billionaires are still not asked to pay a single penny," she said.
Besides no tax increases, the deal calls for over $2.4 trillion worth of spending cuts over the next 10 years, something that concerns Chicago Democrat Danny Davis, even though he voted for the deal.
"When all you do is cut, cut, cut, you get blood, blood, blood," said Davis.
For some Republicans, the cuts don't go far enough. For freshman Illinois Congressman Randy Hultgren he is disappointed the deal wasn't tied to a balanced budget amendment.
"I just didn't feel that the accountability was there...so I voted no," said Hultgren.
The bill is expected to have an easier time in the Senate. Both Illinois senators plan to vote yes.
"The far right and the far left don't like this deal which is why I like it," said Sen. Mark Kirk (R).
Quote by Davis sounds like a threat:
"When all you do is cut, cut, cut, you get blood, blood, blood,"said Davis.
Where do you go with that?
Is it willful or just ignorant that these leftist clowns ( but I repeat myself) never seem to note that millionaires and billionaires already shoulder more than 70% of the burden?
Jan is beyond being a leftist. She is a raging socialistic lunatic.
How about in the unconsciousness?
If the far left liked this bill, Kirk would be even more enthusiastic about it than he is now. Witness Kirk’s unwavering gung-ho support for late-term abortion.
I’d really rather hear Jan speak than Kirk. She is much more honest in revealing who she is, up front. Kirk is chameleon like.
Future Zombie Leader
If there is one already, a link would be appreciated. I want to print it out for daily reference between now and election. These patriots will be on my list for support and donations. If there isn't one, I hope someone puts one together as a public service to us freepers.
Sen. Kirk, the Illinois O'Reilly, is already marked on my you-know-what-list as a target for unrelenting tea-partying.
I did see a list yesterday, but can’t recall where (it was an obscure link). I was pleased to note that my IL rep. (Johnson) voted against it.
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