Wednesday, 15 June 2011

In Passing

Republicans fail again

Investors Business Daily:

How is it that the party loudly proclaiming how the government shouldn't "pick winners and losers” could only manage to get 34 senators to oppose one of the most egregious examples of federal industrial policy?
Because they’re a bunch of weasels?
On Tuesday, the Senate rejected an amendment sponsored by Tom Coburn, R-Okla., to end the $6 billion in tax subsidies plus the import tariffs that have given rise to Big Ethanol.  The measure got just 40 votes, six of them from Democrats.

The list (Republicans voting against cloture, for the subsidies):
Blunt (R-MO)
Coats (R-IN)
Cochran (R-MS)
Grassley (R-IA)
Hoeven (R-ND)
Johanns (R-NE)
Kirk (R-IL)
Lugar (R-IN)
Moran (R-KS)
Portman (R-OH)
Roberts (R-KS)
Thune (R-SD)
Wicker (R-MS)

Unsurprisingly, Indiana’s Bobbsey Twins are right there, front-n-center.

RedState:  Dozens of Republicans Vote for Handouts to Big Labor
While everyone was focused on presidential politics, the House passed an amendment forcing government contractors to use labor unions on federal construction projects.  Oh, and like most bad legislation, this amendment passed by one vote, with the help of 27 Republicans.

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