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  •  Issa is at least consistent with his stated (1+ / 0-)
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    ideological position, unlike the Repub reps from New York and New Jersey who are against raising taxes but for spending the money for disaster relief.  And if we think we should support our fellow citizens when nature causes devastation, then why should we not support them when economic forces beyond their control cause devastation or when medical crises beyond their control cause devastation.  The list could be endless, could it not? and then, well, by god, you'd have to have the modern welfare state, if you really think about it.  

    Something Issa's fellow Repubs from New York and New Jersey apparently haven't thought about long and hard enough.  They want the money on the table hard and pronto when its their constituents suffering from natural disaster, but they don't want to raise taxes to support the spending or support their constituents when the catastrophe comes from other sources.  What hypocrisy.

    The elevation of appearance over substance, of celebrity over character, of short term gains over lasting achievement displays a poverty of ambition. It distracts you from what's truly important. - Barack Obama

    by helfenburg on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 04:13:38 PM PST

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