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McKeon’s hypocrisy

Posted: July 15, 2010 5:24 p.m.
Updated: July 16, 2010 4:30 a.m.
 

I just received an e-mail from our local elected congressional representative Howard “Buck” McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, in which he complains about the lawsuit filed by the U. S. Department of Justice against the law passed by the Arizona Legislature (Senate Bill 1070).

I remember clearly that McKeon supported the bill before he read it. Yes, he admitted he had not read it, but supported it several weeks ago publicly, and now he is disappointed that it is being challenged in court. Had he read it before throwing his support behind it, he might not be so disappointed right now.

In his letter, McKeon states: “As the crisis along the border with Mexico continues to escalate, this country cannot afford to have our Attorney General bringing states to court for simply doing the job that the federal government isn’t doing.”

McKeon has been in Washington a lot longer than President Barack Obama, yet he has not authored a bill to address the crisis along the border of Mexico. McKeon could be ignored as just another hypocritical factually challenged leech living off our tax dollars while screaming about how government is broken — except for the fact that he could actually do something about everything he whines about.

Can anyone name 10 important bills written by McKeon since he went to Congress? McKeon is a do-nothing, follow-the-party-leader congressional nobody who is taking up a seat that could be used to solve America’s problems, instead of blaming them on the president.

With Democratic majorities in the House and Senate and a Democrat in the White House, McKeon now does nothing but complain about things he has spent his entire career doing in Washington.

He has voted to increase the deficit every year a Republican was president, he has grabbed earmarks every year for his campaign supporters until a Democrat became president and he quotes polls on what the majority of Americans want until the polls go against the agenda of his party masters.

We deserve better. We have a right to representation of all our views, not just of McKeon’s party masters. I have concern for any elected representative who has a 90 percent-plus party line voting record, because no district is 90 percent any one party, and a congressional representative’s votes should be influenced by all the members of his or her district and our country.

American values have always dictated that we make decisions for the greater good and not exclusively our personal gain, McKeon and his party masters have forgotten who they work for — us, the American citizens of every party — and they have abandoned the values that have made America the greatest nation in the history of human existence.

This November, remember to vote American values: Vote for the Democrats.

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