What Kind Of Legislators Have We Elected?
May 7, 2013
Thank goodness Congress passed legislation to help ease the burdens of air travelers due to sequestration. We can’t have our under- worked and over- paid Congress being inconvenienced at the airport – but we can certainly continue to cut money from programs that help save lives – like VAWA. I can only conclude that waiting in line at an airport must be a life threatening condition. I don’t know how else to say this but our legislators are unfeeling, inept MORONS!
As soon as Congress passed VAWA, the sequestration kicked in, which means $20 million are being cut from VAWA and thousands of victims will not have access to services that can save their lives. In Iowa alone, over 70,000 victims will not be able to access recovery programs and shelters. By cutting this funding, victims will no longer have a safe-place to go when their situation at home becomes dangerous. I suppose they can always choose to be homeless—at least they won’t have to stand on line at an airport!
I grew up believing that being a legislator was an honorable profession – it no longer is. Now, in order to stay in office, all legislators need to do is “sell” their vote to the highest bidder. This week’s winner in sequester roulette are the airlines. My only question is “When do those who really need and deserve our help win?” Those folks must have a lousy lobby.