Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Mike Pence (R-IN) is a joke

So I was just watching MSNBC and during Hardball, they brought on congressman Mike Pence of Indiana to defend the teabaggers. According to Pence, these aren't just Republicans, these are average Americans who are sick and tired of taxes, massive government spending and the expansion of the federal government. Seriously, Republicans make this too easy, let's take a look at congressman Pence:

-Pence is a vocal supporter for the War in Iraq, responsible for at least $3 trillion in government spending. $10 billion a month in Iraq is okay, but trying to reinvest in the American economy during a major economic crisis is just ridiculous for congressman Pence.

-Pence favors the Bush tax cuts, which were the only time in the 232-year history of the nation that anyone has ever suggested cutting taxes during war time. Those tax cuts gave you a $300 check, but gave the wealthiest 1% millions.

-Pence supports federal bans on online poker, that sounds like massive government expansion into the free market to me. According to Pence, government is too big, but it can still tell you how to spend your money.

-Pence opposes stem cell research, claiming it would interfere with his pro-life stance and that he is "a Christian, a conservative, and a Republican, in that order." Well Mr. Pence, I'm sorry to tell you that you are a United States congressmen and when it comes to your job, your loyalty must be to the Constitution.

So let's see: opposes federal borrowing and spending, but supports the Iraq War which is $3 trillion of borrowed money and opposes the expansion of the federal government, but wants to control how you live your life and what kind of medicine you should be able to receive. Mike Pence, just another in the long line of Republican hypocrites.

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