Imagine you are a Republican Congressman. What would you do? Would you have a meeting with your constituents or would you fly to Washington to be at Barack Obama’s signing of a pork loaded transportation bill?
One Republican made that choice. Who is that Republican and what was his choice??
His name is John Mica and he is a big spending Republican from Florida.
Mica helped cosponsor the budget busting transportation bill that Barack Obama is signing today.
Mica had been scheduled to come down to Florida to brief people on a proposed commuter rail system for Florida which as included in the bill.
Instead, Mica cancelled his plans and flew back to Washington, presumably at tax payer expense so he could watch his hero, Barack Obama sign this budget busting, pork laden bill become law.
When are the Republicans going to start cutting spending?
The Transportation Bill would have been a good start.
With as much pork as there was in that bill you would think there might be something urgent for America like funding the Keystone Pipeline. Nope. That is not important but a pork barrel rail line for Florida is because John Mica is in a tough fight for reelection.
You know a bill is bad when moderate Republican Bob Corker from Tennessee, known to many as Bailout Bob, objects to a bill because it is spending too much money.
Corker said, “So I would say, all those who vote for this today are basically saying we do not have the discipline to live within our means.”
That pretty much sums it up and that is John Mica at work.
Are Republicans ever going to cut spending?
Probably not with big statists like John Mica at work.
Mica was redistricted along with Tea Party freshman Sandy Adams and they are in the same district now.
Interestingly enough, the meeting Mica ditched today, according to sources, is not even in his current district.
It is in part of what would be his new district.
John Mica used taxpayer funds to set up a meeting, that is not in his district, to bring down members of the US House Transportation Committee Staff to answer questions about how he is bringing pork spending down to Florida six weeks before his primary and he blows the meeting off so he can have a photo op with Barack Obama signing his bill.
Florida has done a great job of kicking RINOs to the curb.
In August, when Mica faces Sandy Adams in the primary, let’s hope the good voters of Florida kick this big spending statist to the curb and reelect Sandy Adams, who is a true conservative.
i thought gov scott canned the commuter rail system? that is a gift to the unions who wil maintain it forever and the cost will always be at least 10 times what they said it would be. right now in florida the last thing we need is union jobs. we need small business to hire and expand. the rail system once built will be funded by florida for ever as well. it is not even needed.
There seems to be a spate of proposed rail systems around the country that are touted as solving problems. But they don't. All they do is cost money.
I think they're part of Agenda 21 and ICLEI.
A house divided against itself cannot stand
WILL THINGS EVER CHANGE ? I DON'T THINK SO.ALL YOU CAN DO IS VOTE FOR THE LESSER OF TWO EVILS THEN CROSS YOUR FINGERS AND HOPE !!
VOTE PRINCIPLE, NOT PARTY. OUR TWO PARTIES ARE ALL EVIL
J.R.: Things in Washington will not change until we the people change. Why should Washington change when they know that re-election is almost certain. We the people have to bring real heat to them before they become afraid of we the people.Mentality of Americans are so screwed up,wonder if we can reverse this? We can follow our forefathers or just give up without a fight. As a vet I know what I will do.God and Country go together and many of our citizens don't like that and are willing to sell out to liberal democratic muslim rule,so we can become a third world country. Look around and see how many family,friends,associates,church members are liberals.
This story kind of reminds of that other Florida RINO, Charlie Christ. Remember that Obama loving RINO? I think he got his head handed to him by Marco Rubio. I hope you people in Florida have the good sense to give this Mica guy the boot as well.
Just the same old thing.Government double talk.Of course in Ohio the Auto industry is doing fine.It's all Union's that are back up by Government bail out's.If your not in a Government Union in this country any more. You are less than human in their eye's.The only fredom left in this country is if you got enough money to pay for it.
Whatever Mica is, he is NOT, I repeat, NOT a Republican. Who the heck is running the party down there?1
There are only 5 or 6 republicans in congress,the others are liberal rino's. They are terrorist in my opinion folks. Liberals have no problem spending other peoples money do they? Until we decide to eliminate these people America has no chance of survival.
Between him and Nelson we have some real winners LOL