Well, we all knew they weren’t genuine about really cutting spending, but this is textbook hypocrisy.
From the Houston Chronicle:
Reps. Kevin Brady, R-The Woodlands, John Culberson, R-Houston, Michael McCaul, R-Austin, Pete Olson, R-Sugar Land, and Ted Poe,
R-Humble all voted recently for measures to eliminate federal dollars
earmarked for National Public Radio and Planned Parenthood. But they
just said no to slamming the brakes on the Defense Department’s
multimillion-dollar sponsorship deal with NASCAR racing teams.
I found this odd, since on John Culberson’s website, he claims, “We are a nation in debt and cannot continue writing checks when our bank
account is overdrawn. I am an original cosponsor of the Balanced
Budget Amendment, which would amend the Constitution and force the
federal government to live within its means – just as American families
Quick question: Would they vote to continue a multi-million dollar sponsorship deal with the NBA?
You can view the bill here.
It is infuriating to see this type of vote out of the most vocal “conservatives” on the hill. They just prove once again that the only thing they care about is getting re-elected or selling the Republican bill of goods to the populace.