Oh, Senators!

“Senate” is a from Latin word basically meaning “old folks”. You’d think with all of their combined years and experience they’d have learned something about discipline. Nope. Not a bit. Here’s the lineup for that offense to intelligence, that fiscal outrage, the shameful farm bill. Go ahead, be ashamed of your duly elected representatives:

YEAs —77
Akaka (D-HI)
Alexander (R-TN)
Allard (R-CO)
Barrasso (R-WY)
Baucus (D-MT)
Bayh (D-IN)
Bingaman (D-NM)
Bond (R-MO)
Boxer (D-CA)
Brown (D-OH)
Brownback (R-KS)
Bunning (R-KY)
Burr (R-NC)
Cantwell (D-WA)
Cardin (D-MD)
Carper (D-DE)
Casey (D-PA)
Chambliss (R-GA)
Cochran (R-MS)
Coleman (R-MN)
Conrad (D-ND)
Corker (R-TN)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Craig (R-ID)
Crapo (R-ID)
Dodd (D-CT)
Dole (R-NC)
Dorgan (D-ND)
Durbin (D-IL)
Enzi (R-WY)
Feingold (D-WI)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Graham (R-SC)
Grassley (R-IA)
Harkin (D-IA)
Hutchison (R-TX)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Inouye (D-HI)
Isakson (R-GA)
Johnson (D-SD)
Kerry (D-MA)
Klobuchar (D-MN)
Kohl (D-WI)
Landrieu (D-LA)
Lautenberg (D-NJ)
Leahy (D-VT)
Levin (D-MI)
Lieberman (ID-CT)
Lincoln (D-AR)
Martinez (R-FL)
McCaskill (D-MO)
McConnell (R-KY)
Menendez (D-NJ)
Mikulski (D-MD)
Murray (D-WA)
Nelson (D-FL)
Nelson (D-NE)
Pryor (D-AR)
Reid (D-NV)
Roberts (R-KS)
Rockefeller (D-WV)
Salazar (D-CO)
Sanders (I-VT)
Schumer (D-NY)
Sessions (R-AL)
Shelby (R-AL)
Smith (R-OR)
Snowe (R-ME)
Specter (R-PA)
Stabenow (D-MI)
Stevens (R-AK)
Tester (D-MT)
Thune (R-SD)
Vitter (R-LA)
Warner (R-VA)
Wicker (R-MS)
Wyden (D-OR)
NAYs —15
Bennett (R-UT)
Coburn (R-OK)
Collins (R-ME)
DeMint (R-SC)
Domenici (R-NM)
Ensign (R-NV)
Hagel (R-NE)
Hatch (R-UT)
Kyl (R-AZ)
Lugar (R-IN)
Murkowski (R-AK)
Reed (D-RI)
Sununu (R-NH)
Voinovich (R-OH)
Whitehouse (D-RI)
Not Voting – 8
Biden (D-DE)
Byrd (D-WV)
Clinton (D-NY)
Gregg (R-NH)
Kennedy (D-MA)
McCain (R-AZ)
Obama (D-IL)
Webb (D-VA)

No presidential candidate bothered to vote; all senators from my home state of Washington took the road more-traveled and voted Yea. It’s called a farm bill for a good reason: it’s 100% pork. This is why nobody can convince third-world nations to trade with us (or with Europe, for that matter)—our farming is so heavily subsidized that they simply can’t compete, and everybody is so entangled with the farm lobby that they can’t imagine slashing that flood of money wasted making sure sugar farmers have big houses.

I don’t know how I can convey my feelings aside from a bolded, italicized capitalized, huge version of the word DISGUSTING. This is the vomit of government. Please, at least have the courtesy to gag.






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