At first blush, Rep. Don Bacon comes off as a very loose cannon in the House of Representatives. To be honest, my first thought was that he was some big mouthed congressman from East Toilet Seat in desperate need of media attention.
Possibly giving the hint that Nancy Pelosi and John Boehner aren’t what one would exactly describe as drinking buddies after duty hours, the San Francisco Democrat launched into a tirade slamming the Ohio Republican for not only being out of touch with his inner child, but also for being mad with power. As reported by the conservative-leaning PJ Media news portal on Jan. 22, 2015, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi went after the Speaker of the House for inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu to speak before a joint session of the U.S. Congress without first consulting either her or Barack Obama.
Many critics of government officials have often compared holding a politician to a promise made is essentially the same as attempting to nail Jello to a tree. Despite complaints that many in the world of politics purposefully become vague and elusive when held to task for past vows made, Rep. Darrell Issa is holding Secretary of State John Kerry to his word to work with Congress, and Team Kerry is less than pleased with the California Republican, as reported by The Washington Examiner (no affiliation with Examiner.com) on May 3, 2014.
Very quietly, the US Congress has authorized shipments of weaponry be sent to the so-called “moderate rebels” in the Free Syrian Army (FSA), as reported by the Reuters news agency via The Jerusalem Post on Jan. 28, 2014.
In one of the few bi-partisan agreements reached in Washington, DC, Democrats lined up behind Barack Obama while Republicans aligning themselves with John McCain all agree that American taxpayer money pay for weapons and other military equipment should be shipped to the FSA.
“Cut military pensions instead of cutting welfare for illegal immigrants…”
Reporter Elizabeth Harrington of The Washington Free Beacon is dropping a bombshell report on Dec. 17, 2013, citing obtained government documentation illustrating that the architects of the Ryan-Murray Budget deal will not only specifically target only retirees from the Uniformed Services (vice including civilian federal workers) with 20+ years service, but those from the military who were medically retired for wounds received would also face huge cuts to their financially important annual COLA (Cost Of Living Allowance) increases.
The Washington Free Beacon isn’t the only news organ reporting that disabled vets also face cost of living cuts.
“This is the worst kind of example of a shady, backroom deal.” — Col. Michael Barron US Army (Ret.)
The recent proposed federal budget deal cut by the former Republican vice presidential candidate will be payed for out of the flesh of uniformed retirees, as reported by the right-of-center news portal Breitbart.com on Dec. 16, 2013.
Citing CNN Money’s Jennifer Liberto, Matthew Boyle of Breitbart News notes that Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) brokered a deal with Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) that ensured a mere handful of years worth of governmental spending would come at the expense of the annual COLA (Cost of Living Allowances) increases for those retired from the Uniformed Services, to include NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Corps) and the (Public Health Service Commissioned Corps (PHS).