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Where’s the Outrage? In Florida, Apparently.

February 19, 2017 By: El Jefe Category: Congress, Trump

Remember all the howling during the Obama administration about the “Vacationer in Chief”?   Or the “Golfer in Chief”?  What was so ridiculous is that the same howlers were silent during GWB’s over 1,000 days on vacation during his presidency.  Well, the howlers are all silent again but what’s amazing is that they are silent about the new SCROTUS’s soaring vacation costs.  Since January 20th, he’s taken 3 jaunts to Mar-a-Lago, courtesy of the US taxpayer, costing $11.3 million.  Yes, $11.3 million in 4 weeks, almost equaling an entire year of the Obamas’ travel costs.  The noise from the screaming tee vee heads and congressvarmints?

CBO on Repeal Vote: 18 Million Lose Insurance, Premiums to Double

January 17, 2017 By: El Jefe Category: Congress, Sumbitches

In a report that Cheeto Jesus and healthcare opponents will HATE, the Congressional Budget Office reported that if he and the Congress go ahead with their repeal vote that 18 million people will lose health insurance next year, and the premiums for everyone else would double over 10 years.

Happy New Year, ya’ll, and welcome to the new world of single party rule.  Washington, DC becomes Austin.  Ya’ll buckle up, now – Hold my beer, watch this!

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UPDATED: Running Start: GOP Dismantles Office of Congressional Ethics

January 02, 2017 By: El Jefe Category: Congress

UPDATE:  As Juanita Jean has already pointed out, Congressional Republicans reversed themselves on dismantling the Office of Congressional Ethics after withering criticism from everyone including Cheeto Jesus.  An embarrassing start to what promises to be an embarrassing Congressional session.

Oh, and BTW – Best Tweet of the Day:

Well, we now know how this is going to go.  In it’s first action of the new Congress, Republicans dismantled the independent Office of Congressional Ethics which was put in place after the Jack Abramoff scandal.  You remember Jack, don’t you?  He was the guy who confessed to multiple counts of corruption during the GWB administration leading to the conviction of 21 officials all the way up to the White House.  I guess we don’t need no oversight anymore, yes?