More hypocrisy from the Tea Party who run on cutting government spending. The Tea Party Caucus in the 111th Congress have requested $1 billion in earmarks. From a report based on research from Citizens Against Government Waste, among those Tea Baggers are three Republican Congressmen from Florida:
- Rep. Gus Bilirakis $13,600,000
- Rep. Ander Crenshaw $54,424,000
- Rep. Cliff Stearns $15,472,000
As for Rep. Bilirakis, he’s been vocal about those tax cuts for the rich, which will be voted on this afternoon. He, along with other members of the party have been using misinformation to claim this is really raising taxes and killing jobs. Of course, as we all know, this is absolutely untrue. The tax cuts they want extended are for those making $250,000 or more along with those for the middle class. They won’t allow middle class tax cuts to be extended unless those for the rich are as well.
I guess “fiscal responsibility” all depends on your perspective.