Everyone is in a tizzy about Scott Brown’s vote on Scary Harry Reid’s jobs bill. They have a right to be upset, but not just because he chose to side with Democrats. They should be upset with him for his “business-as-usual” vote which completely contradicts the very reasons he was running for office in the first place.
When he was elected, Mr. Brown said that the voters were tired of “business-as-usual” politics in Washington, D.C., yet that seems to be exactly what he brought with him as he settled into Ted Kennedy’s former office.
While running for his senate seat, Mr. Brown said he was running because…
America is a great country but we also have some challenges that we need to solve if we’re going to remain the world’s superpower. The most important of our challenges is getting the U.S. economy moving again. People are hurting as they struggle to make ends meet. They’re worried about their future, and that of their children and grandchildren. I want to ensure that we leave them an America that is financially stronger and independent: minus a national debt that we can never repay.
He wants to make sure we leave an America that is financially stronger and independent, minus a national debt that we can never repay. Harry Reid’s jobs bill is a pork filled $15 billion monstrosity which just adds more to our national debt. Nice promise there Scott.
Harry Reid did not have the votes for cloture on this bill, so he politically bribed Republican Sen. Voinovich from Ohio with a promise to bring a transportation bill to the floor of the Senate, just to get his vote. If that isn’t business-as-usual, I have no idea what is. I’m sure many of Scott Brown’s constituents are happy with his decision, but the moderates and independents who put him in that chair are sure to remember his “business-as-usual” vote 2012 comes around.
If Scott Brown really wanted to stop “business-as-usual” and change things in Washington he should have made his case while voting against this bill. They say actions speak louder than words and right now his actions make his words sound an awful lot like Barack Obama’s.