Steve King (Rep. R-IA):: Obstructionist Republican Clown
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!!! ASTROTURF ALERT !!!____________________________________
King; Colleagues Sponsor Resolution CommemoratingFox New's ‘9/12′ March on Washington
By DAVID WEIGEL: Iowa Independent: 10/27/09
Republican Study Committee Chairman Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) today introduced — along with 75 other Republicans — a resolution to officially commemorate the 9/12 taxpayer march on Washington. Other sponsors of H.R. 870 include Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa.), and Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), the party’s whip.
The odds of passage–which would demand that Democrats endorse bill language about “skyrocketing deficits, taxpayer-funded bailouts, pork-barrel projects, burdensome taxes, unaccountable policy czars, command-and-control energy policy, and a government takeover of health care”–seem slim.
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Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Democrats Unite, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
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Republican Congressman Steve King (Iowa) has a curious idea about the origin and the concept of same-sex marriage. Rep. King expounding on the perils of allowing gay marriage, which he believes is a "purely socialist concept":
So in the end this is something that has to come with a, if there's a push for a socialist society, a society where the foundations of individual rights and liberties are undermined and everybody is thrown together, living collectively off of one pot of resources earned by everyone. That is, this is one of the goals they have to go to is same-sex marriage because it has to plow through marriage in order to get to their goal. They want public affirmation. They want access to public funds and resources. Eventually all those resources will be pooled because that's the direction we're going. And not only is it a radical social idea, it is a purely socialist concept in the final analysis.
Oh, yes, I also came across this:
Editorial: "Iowa Congressman Steve King is heartless and proud of it".,by Editorial page staff, The Times-PicayuneSeptember 23, 2009, 11:14PM
U.S. Rep. Steve King represents Iowa’s 5th District, and while that part of the state wasn’t devastated by last year’s river floods, his district is hardly immune to the threat of rising water.
But the Iowa Republican, who in 2005 earmarked millions for flood control in his own district, told the publication The Hill that the best vote he ever cast was against relief for Hurricane Katrina. Specifically, he voted against the second emergency supplemental appropriation — introduced barely a week after the storm hit the Gulf Coast and the federal levees in New Orleans fell apart.
“Probably the singular vote that stands out that went against the grain, and it turns out to be the best vote that I cast, was my ‘no’ vote to the $51.5 billion to Katrina,” he told The Hill.Rep. King was one of 11 House members to vote against this urgently needed help for an area that, at the time, was still under water. But opposing relief for a devastated region of this country is hardly an act of political courage. The fact that he considers it a point of pride is appalling.
Greater New Orleans suffered catastrophic destruction not only because of a powerful storm but because the flood protection system built by the federal government failed.While some lawmakers from other parts of the country showed a lack of concern and understanding after Katrina — even questioning the wisdom of rebuilding our community — it’s hard to understand how a lawmaker from Iowa, a state that’s also vulnerable to flooding, could be unwilling to help.
Even now, officials in Des Moines are complaining about a slow and inadequate response to their flood recovery — including the lament that FEMA is underestimating the amount of money needed to replace public buildings. That’s something that South Louisianians can understand, and in fact, we feel for Iowans.
Unfortunately, when it counted, Rep. King didn’t feel for us.
And how about a dose of pre-2008 racism and cultural prejudice?
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