The D.C. “swamp” continues to thrive under both parties. Despite the surprising wins the GOP racked up in Virginia and in key races across the country last Tuesday, which by any honest measure put the Democrats on the ropes, the Republican leadership in Congress again demonstrated its lack of strategic vision. Late Friday evening, rather than torpedoing the pork-laden garbage scowl that is the 1.2 trillion Dollar “Infrastructure” bill, 13 House Republicans, including Representative Don Bacon (NE CD2), voted with Democrats to pass the spending monstrosity. Without their votes this leviathan would have sunk, and with it the Democrats’ chances of keeping their lock on Congress in 2022.
Notwithstanding that “infrastructure” is a state responsibility, I remind the reader that only 25 percent of this spending actually goes to hard infrastructure: roads, bridges, and ports – the remainder is a payday to the socialists. Nowhere in the U.S. Constitution is the federal government granted power over infrastructure, other than that which is defined in Article 1, Sec. 8, clause 17: “To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the Acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings; …”
Of the 1.2 trillion-dollar spending spree, Nebraska receives approximately 2.5 billion – roughly 0.002 percent of the total package, and its disbursement is spread over five years. Considering the surge of inflation occurring, due to insane levels of federal spending, what will 2.5 billion dollars buy Nebraskans over the course of five years? Congressman Bacon not only failed to read this 2000-plus page bill in its entirety, he also failed at rudimentary math. But something tells me Bacon is grinning all the way to the bank …
Congressman Bacon barely won re-election in his 2020 race for CD2. I’m betting his eyes are fixed on a future windfall – a lucrative lobbying position, somewhere deep within the bowels of the D.C. Beltway; because I can almost guarantee that his political career went up in smoke last Friday night.
The congressman often jokes that he “sizzles like bacon and eggs” … How rustic, Don! Unfortunately, I have some bad news for you, buddy – after your greasy decision to join the 12 quislings, the only thing folks in CD3 likely hear “sizzling” is your backside. The only eggs we see bubbling are those now running down your face. Hopefully, CD2 constituents will have your pink slip served piping hot next November. Thanks for nothing.
The same smarmy slop of patronizing pablum spews from the mouth of Republican Minority Leader, Kevin McCarthy, whenever he steps before the cameras to lecture the nation on the reckless spending of Progressive Democrats – as if Americans needed convincing. Apparently, Congressman McCarthy thinks he’s got a lock on the House Speaker position, if the GOP takes control of Congress in 2022. Apparently too, he’s as clueless as Congressman Bacon. Like the grinning groveller from Nebraska, McCarthy is a disingenuous fraud, another RINO who believes he can BS his way to the top. Considering the gullibility that Republican voters too often demonstrate, McCarthy may be correct in his presumption. However, the Minority “Leader” could not rope in 13 rogue House Republicans, yet he thinks he has the skills to coral 218 plus? Well, Kevin, here’s a newsflash – your backside is burnt just as crispy as Don’s.
Next November, Republican voters must scrape the party pan clean of its up-in-smoke leadership, and drain the greasy RINO swamp drippings down the garbage disposal. What’s the point of re-electing these Republicans if they deliver victories to Democrats whenever doing so suits their personal aspirations? Conservatives can and must do better, else the only meal we will continue to be served is a sizzling plate of burnt bacon.