Sorry that it’s been a few days since I last wrote here. I’ve had a kind of a “vapor lock” trying to determine what to write next. The problem is not a lack of topics, but a plethora to choose from…
So far this week (the last 7 days), we’ve had many stories worthy of writing about. First there was the 4,155 page $1.7 Trillion omnibus bill passing through congress that no representative or senator read. Then there were the hornets buzzing around Taiwan and South Korea. There was a visit from the President of Ukraine to speak to our congress and President. The Twitter files… Sam Bankman-Fried and his disgusting abuses of FTX Crypto funds… And there was more… So, what to write about?
The intent of this blog is to provide insight into how conservatism (my particular brand of it) should impact current events. Before I started this blog, I had spent the first few months of President Biden’s term just trying to document the Foreign Relations debacles of his administration. After just a few days, and many pages of notes, I was so overwhelmed at the stupidity of his admin that I stopped tracking that… Today, I find myself with the same dilemma; overwhelmed by the stupidity.
The omnibus bill brought new levels to our spending; $1.7 trillion, to be exact. It passed, so the topic is actually moot at this point, but, have you read it? If you don’t have time to read 4,155 pages, there is a kind of summary (very wordy) written by the House Appropriations Committee that you can read here. Committee chairperson Rosa DeLauro also put together another summary that you can read here.
Considering the number of votes each party currently has in Congress, I don’t think conservatives could have stopped this hazardous spending bill. But the following Republican representatives and senators have a lot to answer for since they voted FOR the bill to pass:
- Roy Blunt (Missouri)
- John Boozman (Arkansas)
- Shelley Capito (West Virginia)
- Susan Collins (Maine)
- John Cornyn (Texas)
- Tom Cotton (Arkansas)
- Lindsey Graham (South Carolina)
- Jim Inhofe (Oklahoma)
- Mitch McConnell (Kentucky)
- Jerry Moran (Kansas)
- Lisa Murkowski (Alaska)
- Rob Portman (Ohio)
- Mitt Romney (Utah)
- Mike Rounds (South Dakota)
- Richard Shelby (Alabama)
- John Thune (South Dakota)
- Roger Wicker (Mississippi)
- Todd Young (Indiana)
- Fred Upton (Michigan)
- Liz Cheney (Wyoming)
- Adam Kinzinger (Illinois)
- Rodney Davis (Illinois)
- Chris Jacobs (New York)
- John Katko (New York)
- Brian Fitzpatrick (Pennsylvania)
- Jaime Herrera Butler (Washington)
- Steve Womack (Arkansas)
If any of these Republicans represent you, you might want to consider giving them a piece of your conservative mind. Nothing about this bill is conservative in any way…
Well there… Maybe I just broke my vapor lock.
If you have anything you’d like me to discuss here, or any comments about my above post, please feel free to leave me a Reply below.
2 responses to “Vapor Lock”
Balanced budget amendment and FairTax. Just a starting point.
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Those are great topics. I will try to fit them in over the next few articles.. Thank you for the ideas.