End of American dream

Published 2:16 pm Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Over the past eight weeks, Rep. Sanford Bishop has voted to support federal programs riddled with fraud, waste and/or abuse.

Each week Republicans proposed programs to be cut on the YouCut website. The winner selected by Americans (over 500,000 participated) was brought to the House floor for a vote. Rep. Bishop voted “no” to all the following proposals:

1. Cut the non-reformed welfare program ($25 billion)

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2. Eliminate the federal employee pay raise ($30 billion)

3. Reform Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac ($30 billion)

4. Sell excess federal property ($15 billion)

5. Prohibit hiring IRS agents to enforce Obamacare ($15 billion)

6. Prohibit taxpayer subsidized union activities ($1.2 billion)

7. Prohibit roadway signs to advertise stimulus projects ($10 million)

8. Prohibit sleeper car subsidies to Amtrak ($1.2 billion)

The $172.5 billion in savings represented by these eight proposed cuts is “a drop in the bucket” compared to the $13.6 trillion the national debt will become this year.

But Rep. Bishop voted against all these relatively small cuts and continues to vote in lockstep with the Obama-Pelosi-Reid cabal on a runaway spending binge that will bankrupt America unless stopped.

Bishop doesn’t “represent” you; he represents the end of the American dream.

Schley RicketsonDonalsonville, Ga.