Skip to comments.BUSINESSES USE TAXPAYERS MONEY TO DO BUSINESS WITH GOP SUPPORT (FARM-FOOD STAMP BILL FAILS)
Posted on 06/21/2013 2:26:45 AM PDT by Nextrush
Yesterday El Rushbo reiterated a theme he's been presenting in connection with the amnesty bill ("immigration reform") being pushed through Congress.
He's been noting that there are businesses out there perfectly happy with using taxpayers money to do business.
While he's mentioned GE and its ties to the Obama Administration's "green energy" agenda, I think we can see another example of it playing out in the farm-food stamp legislation that failed in the House yesterday with 62 Republicans voting NO.
Those 62 tend to be the more conservative members with notable execptions. Some of those Republicans called "conservative" from agri business areas chose to vote YES on the bill.
And why not because the agriculture businesses in their districts ("farmers") are doing business with all those taxpayer dollars.
And lets not forget the retail food business from corner stores to big supermarket chains all taking in billions from taxpayers because of the food stamp program.
That brings us back to the amnesty legislation where businesses stand to gain financially from a bigger labor pool that allows them to lower salaries and some businesses will gain more customers from legalized residents that were 'in the shadows'.
Unfortunately for those of us who envision a smaller leaner government and dare I say it, a government that balances its budget, businesses that take the taxpayer dime stand in our way.
Not only do they spend taxpayer bucks, they send some of them back in political contributions, especially aimed at Congressional leaders of the major parties like Mitch McConnell, Harry Reid, John Boehner, Eric Cantor and Nancy Pelosi.
That money is paid back in back room wheeling and dealing that pushes lousy legislation and "imperfect deals" through Congress with leaders rounding up members and giving some the opportunity to vote NO as long as the leadership can find enough votes to get the bills passed.
Its also worth noting that members calling themselves "conservative" from agri business areas voted YES on the pork barrel spending yesterday to benefit those businesses.
DO 'CONSERVATIVE TEA PARTY' LAWMAKERS FROM YOUR AREA VOTE TO USE TAXPAYER DOLLARS TO BENEFIT BUSINESS IN YOUR AREA?
Do these so-called 'conservatives' have any consciences or are they afraid of losing financial support for their next political campaigns????????
It was Ronald Reagan who compared the political process to seeing "the world with its pants down".
And that's the process going on at this moment in Washington DC whether its a "farm bill" or "immigration reform" or countless other fiascos like student loans now in the spotlight.
CAN WE CUT GOVERNMENT, CUT SPENDING AND BALANCE THE BUDGET?
The taxpayer dollars keep on flowing to benefit business big and small from landlords getting money for providing Section 8 housing for the poor to the food folks profiting from food stamps and the WIC (Women, Infants and Children) program.
There's a saying that "all politics is local" and a story told by Sarah Palin in her "Going Rogue" book comes to mind.
When Palin was first elected to the council in Wasilla, Alaska a fellow council member proposed a law to make trash collection mandatory. The council member just happened to the guy who owned the only trash collection business in town.
Its Sarah who's reminded us of "crony capitalism" over and over again and sad to say we see it playing out right now in Washington DC.
Grassroots conservatives aren't just fighting business as usual politics, we are fighting large portions of the business community itself.
P.S. WE BETTER WATCH OUT FOR ANY 'TEA PARTY' GROUPS THAT ARE FINANCIALLY OR OTHERWISE BACKED BY BUSINESS INTERESTS WHO ARE USING POLITICS TO BENEFIT THEMSELVES.....
If this is what the big two parties are really about, does this mean we have to give that third party some serious consideration???????
For the most part, we have the best Congress that money can buy.
Fact is that BigAg like Monsanto and ConAgra get billions each year from us taxpayers
Good that we still have Real Conservatives who will stop the rich Welfare Queens along with the standard Welfare Queens
Rush is 1000% correct on this
And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you ask what you can do for your country.