The [Democrat controlled] U.S. Senate went on summer recess Tuesday night without taking action to fully fund the Federal Aviation Administration, all but assuring that almost 4,000 furloughed FAA workers will remain jobless for the next five weeks and preventing the agency from collecting $1.2 billion in aviation taxes.
On Tuesday evening, the Senate recessed, without accepting the House version of the bill.
I just heard MSNBC’s report on this on the Way Too Early show. They showed Steny Hoyer making some complaint about the republicans sending them a bill they did not like. I did not know what the facts were, but the story left me with the impression (as usual) it was somehow the republican’s fault and the high and holy democrats were completely blameless in the fact the FAA was not funded.
The truth is that the Senate had a House of Representatives bill they could have taken up before they left for recess and avoided the problem, but they DID NOT DO SO because they didn’t like it or didn’t feel like it. So they left town without doing their job.
So once again, the democrats, with the help of their media, try to deflect all blame that these people are not getting pay checks. The republican House did their job and if the demos were as interested in compromise as they like to proclaim, (let alone any interest in the 4,000 FAA workers and 70,000 construction workers being laid off, as MSNBC reported) they would have taken a bill they may not like and pass it to avoid the shutdown.
They make me sick.
Wonder what Harry and Steny will be doing on recess – oh, I just heard Harry say something about pomegrante trees. Pomegrante trees for Harry until after Labor Day. The ball’s in Harry’s court and he took it and went home.
I wonder what kind of hot frenzy the liberal media would be in if this had been a republican controlled Senate. No. doubt. about. it.
Here is some added perspective and a video of Hoyer, Schumer, and Boxer going on about the hostage-takers. Another classic example of projection on their part. It seems the controversy is really about “card check.”
Posted: 09.03.11 @ 5:53 a.m. Update: 08.05.11 @ 1:10 a.m.