The U.S. House of Representatives, the branch that controls the purse strings, voted for continue funding illegal and immoral wars and to bailout European financial speculators using American taxpayer dollars. The Europeans could do that themselves, but the U.S. wants to own the International Monetary Fund so it can continue making evil, predatory loans to the poorest nations on Earth with sellout leaders.

The funding is $106 billion.

When I read in the mainstream press that the funding had passed, I went looking for the names of those who voted against it.

Most, although not all of the Republican "no" votes were cast for the wrong reasons of knee-jerk opposition to the Obama administration, foreign aid and environmental programs. (There were the usual exceptions, such as Ron Paul of Texas, John Duncan of Tennessee and Walter Jones of North Carolina.)

The Democrats who broke with the administration were:

Arizona's Raul Grijalva.

Californian's Sam Farr, Bob Filner, Barbara Lee, Zoe Lofgren, Brad Sherman, Jackie Speier, Pete Stark, Maxine Waters, Diane Watson and Lynn Woolsey.

Colorado's Jared Polis.

Florida's Alan Grayson.

Maine's Mike Michaud and Chellie Pingree.

Maryland's Donna Edwards.

Massachusetts' Michael Capuano, Jim McGovern, John Tierney and Nikki Tsongas.

Michigan's John Conyers.

Minnesota's Keith Ellison.

New Hampshire's Carol Shea-Porter.

New Jersey's Donald Payne.

New York's Eric Massa and Jose Serrano.

Ohioans Marcy Kaptur and Dennis Kucinich.

Texan Lloyd Doggett.

Vermont's Peter Welch.

Wisconsin's Tammy Baldwin.

(Source: "All But 32 House Dems Back Bad Wars, Big Banks," by John Nichols. The Nation. June 16, 2009.)

Only two from the heavily populated state of New York! Only one Democrat from Texas! Disgusting!

Bravo to the Republicans who voted anti-war even though I don't hold with Ron Paul's brand of libertarianism, per se

The rest are cowards and clearly doing the bidding of Satan with their "Yes" vote.


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