Carol Shea Porter (D-Oz) got busted walking in the door at 3AM with stimulus on her breath, and now she's in full duck and cover mode because it's obvious she doesn't read what she votes on. I know, the Dog ate her copy of the bill so she never got to read it. The leadership snuck her the answer key so she didn't have to study. Nancy really said vote no, but the botox was still working and it sounded an awful lot like vote yes. Whatever the cause, as a lefty-liberal in her natural habitat, the only appropriate response is to first ignore your complicity--"but look I was told to vote against the TARP bills that didn't approve the bonus"--and just support the next law that comes along that fixes it. Screw the constitution, this is outrage we're having here.
Washington, D.C.– Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter today voted in favor of legislation (HR.1586) that will hold companies, including American International Group (AIG), accountable for the excessive compensation packages that have been paid to executives on the American taxpayer’s dime. The legislation will tax these bonuses at a rate of 90 percent.
“It is outrageous that failed AIG executives are lining their pockets at the taxpayers’ expense,” said Congresswoman Shea-Porter. “I voted against TARP funding twice because it was clear that there was no oversight or accountability,and this is the result. The Wall Street executives who caused our financial crisis must be held accountable and this legislation will ensure that the bulk of the AIG bonuses are recovered immediately.”
So is she outraged that she voted for the stimulus? Is she outraged because “it was clear that there was no oversight or accountability” in the stimulus she voted for? (now that she doesn’t need the no votes as political cover to win an election--note that once elected no became yes.) Is she simply outraged because she was tricked into approving the bonuses when she voted for the stimulus? Is she outraged because AIG actually took her at her word, that it was OK to give out the bonuses she approved? Is she outraged that she can't tax any of the bonuses that went to employees in foreign countries? (Many did) Maybe she’s outraged because she got a nice taxpayer funded bonus at the beginning of the year in the form of a raise and now she looks like a hypocrite. Maybe she's outraged that her stimulus gave billions of taxpayer dollars to foreign banks through American ones?
Nope. Just the fake outrage, and a big HB1586 shaped mint to hide the stimulus on her breath.
We get a press release complimenting her 'responsible oversight' when it was her irresponsible obsession with advancing the party agenda over the interests of her constituents that got her to this point in the first place.
We get HR1586 because everyone knows that when you come from a state with no income tax the first thing you do after you get busted handing out a bonus with taxpayer dollars is to tax that income at 90%. Yeah. That's the ticket.
How about this Carol. Read the bills, and start voting for the people of New Hampshire, instead of CA-08.