As the 111thCongress comes to a close, let’s take a look back at 2010 and what our Senate minority leader, Kentucky’s own Mitch McConnell and president of “no”, has given his constituents (not).
Better food safety -No, not this year. Maybe you should grow your own.
Extension of unemployment benefits -No, not this year. You’ll just have to do without food, shelter and clothing for you and your family.
Civil rights for gays in the military – No, not this year. If you really want to serve your country, you shouldn’t be gay.
Reducing nuclear weapons with Russia – No, not this year. The U.S. should not make deals with these communists.
Helping states and teachers – No, not this year. Funding for Medicaid isn’t really all that important and teachers can find other jobs, not that there are any, but I hear Wal-mart is hiring.
More women on the Supreme Court – No, not this year. We have enough women on the court as it is. Plus, she doesn’t look a thing like Samuel Alito.
Knowing how risky it is to have foreign countries own our debt – No, not this year. I don’t want to know who we owe money to for my large tax cuts in case they come after me.
Healthcare for my constituents – No, not this year. Maybe you should get a government job like me so you have everything covered for life.
But just so you don’t think he’s a complete scrooge, he did say yes to a couple of things:
Tax cuts– Yes, Virginia, I’ll give you that one, but only because I kept my even larger tax cuts since I make over $250k a year.
Opposing greenhouse gases– There’s no such thing as global warming, nor are we contributing to it. I vote yes, for not imposing limits on greenhouse gases.
Merry Christmas from the Senator from Kentucky who likes to repeat his first word learned as a toddler, even into adulthood: No.
The website www.votesmart.org was used as a reference for this article.