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No matter how much we would like to believe in our leaders – in the end they are only politicians.
The most recent disappointment comes from the new Republican Massachusetts Senator, Scott Brown. It didn’t take long for this new face from the northeast to fall for the old bipartisanship con and side with the Democrats.
Up for vote was a $15 billion spending bill disguised as a job creation package. The bill includes a tax credit for businesses that hire unemployed workers. A credit few businesses will find useful mainly because tax credits are not the reason employees are hired, unless you’re ACORN.
Then there are subsidies for state and local construction bonds and $19.5 billion to shore up a highway-construction fund.
So, instead of creating an atmosphere for long term growth we see politicians throw taxpayer billions at temporary government jobs.
Scott Brown joined four other Republicans, 55 Democrats and two independents to overcome a procedural hurdle that sets up a final vote later this week.
Brown said the bill was not perfect but would help put people back to work. “I hope my vote today is a strong step toward restoring bipartisanship in Washington,” he said in a statement.
It must be said that Republicans didn’t back Scott Brown so that he would restore bipartisanship or vote with Democrats on another massive spending bill. He was elected to help stop runaway spending, stop the hijacking of the economy, stop ObamaCare and stop the government takeover of the private sector.
After this unexpected move we might begin to wonder if electing Scott Brown was a mistake. The answer at this moment in time is no. He is still far better than any Democrat running for the seat. But his action makes it crystal clear that depending on any politician to always do the right thing is a fool’s ploy.