Letters to the Editor: Here he goes again

Rep. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) introduced an amendment on 6/6/12 to HR 5325 cutting spending in the Energy & Water Appropriations bill by a whopping .2726 percent. That would equal 27.3 cents of every $100.

Reps. Hunter, Issa, McClintock and the 11 other California Congressmen (along with 126 other GOP Congress members) voted “Yes” to cut that paltry amount. Our thanks to them for their political courage.

Cong. Bilbray voted “No,” along with 179 Democrats including Susan Davis (Filner wasn’t there), Nancy Pelosi and Debbie Wasserman Schultz (DNC Chair).

Speaking with Andrew Lund in Bilbray’s office about the Flake amendment, he says that his boss is never for “across the board cuts” since doing so might cut something we could regret. What?

We remember Bilbray campaigning on “cutting spending” and denying Pelosi the Minority leadership. The same ol’ Brian. It’s no wonder Mr. Bilbray is rated 2nd to last among all California Republican Congress members by Heritage Foundation.

Nick Dieterich
Rancho Santa Fe

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