Ugh. I am so tired of the media just lapping up the Republican lies regarding the priority of deficit reduction. Poll after poll have shown that most Americans just don't care about lowering the deficit right now, wanting Washington to focus on getting jobs to Americans over reducing the deficit, showing that most Americans have more sense than the whole of the DC Beltway media and the politicians they enable.
But the GOP is pandering to a very small, select, albeit vocal, minority of Americans. And they're willing to do so in the most stupid and petty ways. Case in point: Republican Representatives Steve Womack (AR) and Randy Neuberger (TX):
The House formally began debate, which is expected to last three days, Tuesday afternoon following some wrangling over the hundreds of amendments lawmakers want to attach to the package.
More than 400 amendments were filed Monday night. Among them were a proposal from Rep. Steve Womack, R-Ark., to eliminate funding for the president's Teleprompter and one from Rep. Randy Neugebauer, R-Texas, to strip funding for the alteration, repair or improvement of the executive residence of the White House and instead divert that amount to deficit reduction.
Womack later retracted his amendment because he couldn't figure out exactly how much money the teleprompter cost, satisfied that he had made his point.
He made his point with me, that's for sure. He's proven that he's a petty, pandering Republican without a clue of anything resembling fiscal responsibility.