"A choice, not an echo." -- Barry Goldwater

Congressman Mike Rogers turns his back on Alabama voters

If any recent House vote could be considered a simple test of a congressman’s commitment to fiscal conservatism, it was the amendment to the Democrat’s budget proposed by Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio.  According to the Birmingham News, the amendment would “have set government spending at 20.7 percent of gross domestic product, made the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts permanent and suspended the capital gains tax through 2010. Supporters said the amendment offered ‘lower deficits, lower spending, lower taxes, lower debt and a lot more jobs’ than the budget proposed by President Barack Obama and would put people on the path to prosperity.”

Here’s how the Alabama delegation voted:

Aye AL-1 Bonner, Jo [R]
No AL-2 Bright, Bobby [D]
No AL-3 Rogers, Michael [R]
Aye AL-4 Aderholt, Robert [R]
No AL-5 Griffith, Parker [D]
Aye AL-6 Bachus, Spencer [R]
No AL-7 Davis, Artur [D]

In other words, Mike Rogers prefered to side with Obama, Pelosi, Bright, Griffith and Davis — as opposed to siding with tens of thousands of Alabamians who showed up for tea parties on April 15th.

Just in case Congressman Rogers isn’t aware of how angry his constituents are over support of bailouts and deficit spending, we thought we’d provide this video of South Carolina voters turning their backs on and booing South Carolina Congressman Gresham Barrett at one of the April 15 tea parties.

It’s to be noted that both Rogers and Barrett support bailouts.

H/T to Alabama’s premier political website.

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