Friday, April 3, 2009

Ah, Jim

You can be such a turd.

Utah's federal delegation unanimously opposed a budget blueprint for the coming fiscal year, including the state's lone Democrat in Congress.

Rep. Jim Matheson was one of 20 Democrats to vote against the fiscal 2010 budget proposal on Thursday night, saying it spent too much and included more financial bailout money.

Matheson, who joined many fellow moderate Blue Dog Democrats, opposed the $3.6 trillion spending proposal. GOP Reps. Rob Bishop and Jason Chaffetz also voted against the non-binding budget resolution.

"We know what happens when we go hog-wild with spending and take on dangerous levels of debt," Matheson said in a statement. "This budget increases government spending by greater than the rate of inflation. We have to do some serious belt-tightening and there's no recognition of that fact in this proposal."

Two points for the DINO. 1) Appropriations that would be our first step toward health care reform are in the budget, and 2) The Recession. You can make the connections yourself, I'm sure.


  1. Congressman Matheson voted in Congress for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 which cut taxes for Utahns and small businesses and creates jobs by investing in construction projects in our state. What’s most encouraging is our state is already beginning to see the results of the effort. None of Utah's GOP members of Congress joined the effort.

  2. True enough, but talk of "belt tightening" too early into FDR's reforms delayed the stimulative effects of the recovery plan. Some argue if the war hadn't come along, such efforts would have permanently derailed FDR's efforts.

    Jim seems bent on aiding a repeat of that history.

  3. Smart. Martyr the one Dem who can actually win statewide in Utah. No wonder you Utah Dems are always stuck in the minority.

  4. Democrats are in the minority because they criticize their representatives for bad voting? I thought that was what America was about? And martyr? Really?

    If Matheson can only hold his seat in Utah by repeating right-wing talking points like this and undermining Democrats nationally with the 19 others who voted against a progressive budget, then we would be better off (as a country) without him. Screw Utah having one Democrat if they only way we can do it is to act like the party that screwed this country up so badly.

  5. Don's Wife4/03/2009 5:33 PM

    What Don said. Many of this DINOs are voting this way out of habit not because their district demands it. The blue dogs are just fighting to still mean something when they undermined their own reason to exist by backing Bush so many times in the past few years. Matheson is good on a lot of issues but this one makes me thing he needs a wake up call.

  6. Don's Roommate4/03/2009 5:36 PM

    A point worth considering, Don (and Don's Wife). I've wondered over the past year if what you say might not be true, or even if the state party might benefit from the freedom of action Matheson's departure might offer.

  7. Tuesday's son4/03/2009 9:16 PM

    Man, Jason, You're a demanding little prick aren't jah.