The House on Friday overwhelmingly backed the Senate's version of a bill raising the nation's borrowing limit for three months, funding the government and providing $15.3 billion in aid for victims of Hurricane Harvey.Hilariously, the agreement and vote came right after House Speaker Paul Ryan said a short-term debt limit increase "ridiculous". He also made the incredibly cynical comment about members of Congress "playing politics with the debt ceiling"- a maneuver that never existed under Ryan and his fellow Teabag GOPs started messing with it in the 2010s.
The final count was 316 to 90. The motion received unanimous support from Democrats and from more than 130 Republicans.
In Ryan's typically cowardly fashion, he used his position as Speaker to avoid a vote on the Harvey aid/debt ceiling package. And it turned out that only 1 of the 5 Republicans "representing" Wisconsin in the House of Representatives voted to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey,as the roll call of the vote showed.
WISCONSINSeriously, GLENN FREAKING GROTHMAN is the one WisGOP in Congress to do the right thing here?
Democrats — Kind, Y; Moore, Y; Pocan, Y.
Republicans — Duffy, N; Gallagher, N; Grothman, Y; Ryan, X (the speaker by tradition often does not vote); Sensenbrenner, N.
In the Senate, 17 GOP senators voted against the bill, and guess who was on that list of shame.
Corker, Tenn.; Daines, Mont.; Enzi, Wyo.; Ernst, Iowa; Fischer, Neb.; Flake, Ariz.; Graham, S.C.; Grassley, Iowa; Johnson, Wis.; Lankford, Okla.; Lee, Utah; McCain, Ariz.; Moran, Kan.; Paul, Ky.; Risch, Idaho; Sasse, Neb.; Toomey, Pa.
As James Rowen points out at The Political Environment, Johnson explained his vote this way
"My vote was not against the victims of Harvey and Irma," Johnson said. "I would have voted for that stuff in a heartbeat. My vote was against an increase in the debt ceiling with nothing attached to it."Nice priorities (mo)Ron. So much for believing in JFK's statement of "Pay any price, bear any burden."
Can you people in outstate Wisconsin and suburban Milwaukee stop voting for these a-holes? PLEASE?