Our millionaire members of congress took care of themselves today, leaving Head Start, Cancer care and research, Meals on Wheels and Veterans care to the sequester cuts. Here's a compilation of cuts showing the outrage and arrogance of our elected "servants."
The only representative from Wisconsin doing his job, and standing with voters is listed below:
WSJ: AIR TRAVEL, SEQUESTRATION: Voting 361 for and 41 against, the House on Friday passed a bill (HR 1765) to end furloughs of air traffic controllers made necessary by the blind, across-the-board cuts known as sequestration that are now in force. The bill reallocates $253 million in the Federal Aviation Administration budget in order to return controllers to full work schedules and end flight delays clogging U.S. air travel. A yes vote was to pass the bill.
Voting yes: Paul Ryan, R-1, Ron Kind, D-3, Gwen Moore, D-4, James Sensenbrenner, R-5, Tom Petri, R-6, Sean Duffy, R-7, Reid Ribble, R-8
Voting no: Mark Pocan, D-2Followed with this press release:
“The verdict on the sequester is as clear as it was predictable: these are mindless, reckless, and harmful cuts that are slowing economic growth and taking away valuable resources for our families and communities,” said Pocan, a member of the House Budget Committee. “Yet instead of working on a comprehensive, balanced solution that will allow us to protect 36,000 Wisconsin jobs, close to 1,000 Wisconsin children in Head Start, nearly 4 million meals for American seniors, and vital other services and programs, Congress continues to defy logic and try to fix the sequester in a piecemeal fashion that preserves cuts to some of our most vulnerable citizens.
This “solution” is irresponsible and inadequate, and it’s offensive to hardworking Wisconsinites who don’t deserve to get caught in the political crossfires of Washington. I continue to urge my Republican colleagues to appoint budget conferees immediately so we can pass a budget that replaces the sequester cuts—all of the sequester cuts—for once and for all.”