I received the following BS response from Jackie Walorski’s office not addressing my complaints and almost completely mirroring her Press Release:
Shortly before leaving for her Christmas vacation my “Republican” Representative, Jackie Walorski, voted for the comprehensive Omnibus bill, sadly this came as no surprise to me. I offered the following letter to our local newspaper as well as to her office:
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Congress, in a rush to get out the door for their Christmas Vacation passed an Omnibus bill. This $1.1 trillion, 2000+ page spending bill funds the federal government for fiscal year 2016. This marks the sixth straight year that Congress has passed a comprehensive Omnibus bill versus a true budget where it’s various parts are negotiated and debated by our Representatives.
This massive undertaking was presented to Congress in the early morning hours of Wednesday December 18th, with little to no time for review the on bill it was passed early on the following Friday by both Houses of Congress. The leading Democrats in Congress then held a press conference where the likes of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid offered high praise for its passage. Chuck Schumer, heir apparent to Harry Reid as the leading Democrat in the Senate had this to say: “If you would have told me this year that we’d be standing here celebrating the passage of an omnibus bill,” and “I wouldn’t have believed it, but here we are.”
Among other items funded on the Democrat’s wish list was the continuing funding of the abortion clinics of Planned Parenthood. So how did the Republican Representative of the Second District and stated pro-life advocate Jackie Walorski vote? Oh she had no problem voting yes.
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For the letter to be included in the paper it is limited to 200 words so I focused on the Planned Parenthood funding since she loves to emphasis the fact that she is so dedicated to the pro-life movement.
I would also like to point out other items included in the bill compiled by The Washington Standard that would make any Democrats wish list:
- Fully funds Obama’s illegal executive order known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which allows illegals to remain in the US.
- Funds Sanctuary Cities
- Funds All Refugee Programs
- Funds All of the Mideast Immigration Programs That Have Been Exploited by Terrorists in Recent Years
- Funds the Release of Criminal Aliens
- Quadruples H-2B Foreign Worker Visas
- Funds Tax Credits for Illegal Aliens
- Locks-In Huge Spending Increases
- Fails to Allocate Funds to Complete the 700-Mile Double-Layer Border Fence That Congress Promised the American People
The press release issued by her office included this statement “I am also happy that we are delaying the damaging medical device tax for two years – this misguided tax will cost jobs and harm patients and I look forward to the day we see it repealed in full.” To explain Indiana’s second district contains a high concentration medical device manufacturers. Two problems with this are that it’s only temporary but more-so because it’s an attempt to make ObamaCare a bit more palpable reneging on her promise to Repeal and Replace.
The full press release can be read here.
When I said Jackie Walorski’s vote came as no surprise to me I’ll offer proof with the following scores from Conservative groups:
Concerning the expanded expansion of foreign visas authorized in the Omnibus bill I recently read Michelle Malkin’s latest book “Sold Out: How High-Tech Billionaires & Bipartisan Beltway Crapweasels Are Screwing America’s Best & Brightest” that explains the abuses inherent in these programs. In it she lays out how these programs are not used because of any shortage of workers for such positions but for big businesses desire for cheaper labor.