Richard Burr: Barry & Harry's useful idiot
October 17, 2013The U. S. House voted 285-144 to pass the Continuing Resolution which continues funding the Federal Government at previous levels, including ObamaCare. Plus a bunch of additional pork barrel spending projects. Eighty-seven Republicans joined every Democrat in voting for the measure in the House. Here's how North Carolina's delegation voted: Democrats — Butterfield, Y; McIntyre, Y; Price, Y; Watt, Y.Republicans — Coble, Y; Ellmers, N; Foxx, N; Holding, N; Hudson, N; Jones, N; McHenry, Y; Meadows, N; Pittenger, Y.
The Senate then voted 81-18 for the measure. Both Sen. Kay Hagan and Richard Burr voted for it. Click here to view the full list.
Senate candidate Greg Brannon issued the following statement after the vote:
U.S. Senate candidate Dr. Greg Brannon (R-North Carolina) released the following statement regarding the October 16th Senate vote to increase the debt ceiling:Here's what the Daily Haymaker had to say about the action:
"The deal that was struck last night gives President Obama carte blanche authority to increase our national debt and does nothing to address out-of-control federal spending.
During their time in office, President Obama and Senator Hagan have mortgaged our children's future by adding over $6 Trillion to our national debt.
If elected, I will not support a debt ceiling increase unless it includes real spending reform such as the elimination of our economy's biggest threat, Obamacare."
Apparently, Richard Burr thinks keeping The New York Times happy IS more important than saving the country. Click here to go to the original source to read the rest of the story.
As the US Senate voted 81-19 to shove a knife in the back of American taxpayers, Richard Burr took one more swipe at people like Ted Cruz and Mike Lee who valiantly tried to put the brakes on a runaway train:
[...] Senator Richard Burr of North Carolina took a swipe at his fellow Republican senators Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah, as well as House members who linked government financing to defunding the health care law, which is financed by its own designated revenues and spending cuts.
"Let's just say sometimes learning what can't be accomplished is an important long-term thing," Mr. Burr said, "and hopefully for some of the members they've learned it's impossible to defund mandatory programs by shutting down the federal government."
The media and the Washington establishment have touted the Senate spending vote as a grand compromise. Let's see what we got: a debt ceiling increase through mid-November and a blank check for the federal bureaucracy through January. Spending is increasing and the debt is growing. The Democrats and Barry got what they wanted. And we'll be right back here in this same position in mid-November AND January. *TALK about profiles in courage.*
We've got $17 trillion in debt, and DICK Burr wants to add to it. There's no interest in following the budgeting requirements laid out by The Constitution. There's no interest in reducing our debt for the sake of future generations.
This is the latest stab in the back DICK Burr has subjected us to. He's voted for gun control, for women in combat, and for gays in the military. He's voted multiple times to keep the runaway spending train speeding down the track. When Rand Paul was standing up for us in his filibuster earlier this year, ol' DICK was out being wined and dined by Barry at a posh DC restaurant. How is this any different from what Senator Erskine Bowles or Elane Marshall would have given us?
DICK told us that trying to defund ObamaCare was "the dumbest idea" he'd ever heard. (I'm sure he's heard dumber things hanging around with John McCain and Lindsey Graham.) Big Barry liked that quote from ol' DICK so much that he used it in speeches to beat down Ted Cruz and Mike Lee's valiant efforts.
When it came time to stand up for the American people, and take a stand against out-of-control government spending and indebtedness, Burr stood with his buddies in Washington. It's not about serving the folks back home anymore. He has visions of chairmanships, VP nominations, and a fat K Street paycheck dancing in his empty head.
DICK Burr is useless. He's a disgrace. He is government waste and overreach…
And we just want to say it one more time: Not raising the "debt ceiling" would not have caused the U. S. to default on its debts. There is way more money coming into the U. S. Treasury than it costs to meet our debt obligations. What it would have meant was that Congress and Obama would have had to cut some other spending. Obviously those who voted for the continuing resolution simply used it as a way of increasing, not decreasing, out of control spending. Explain that one to your children and grandchildren.