June 23, 2024

Tullio Corradini

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Democrats and Republicans agreed on one thing, Bennet’s welfare plan sucked

Democrats and Republicans agreed on one thing, Bennet’s welfare plan sucked

Colorado’s Democrat U.S. Senators voted in favor of the $1.6 trillion omnibus spending bill without a treatment in the world for all the pork paying it contained nor its influence on our $34 trillion credit card debt.

The only saving grace is that Bennet’s bill to flip back again the clocks to the 1970s welfare state was once more tossed into the trash heap by his colleagues on each sides of the political aisle.

A few cheers for bipartisanship, and the demise of the co-known as little one tax credit score.

The omnibus bill incorporated 7,500 earmarks — the code term for wasteful, pork investing — with a lot more than 200 earmarks earmarked for Colorado by the Democrat delegation.

Topping that record — $4 million to purchase a Denver resort for the homeless.

In addition to Bennet’s recurring failure to get welfare payout to some family members with little ones, his proposed reforms for H-2A farm worker also went nowhere this 12 months.

The omnibus monthly bill handed the Senate with 68 in favor, 29 opposed.

Listed here is a full listing of the 18 Republican senators who voted in favor of the invoice:

  • Roy Blunt (Missouri)
  • John Boozman (Arkansas)
  • Shelley Capito (West Virginia)
  • Susan Collins (Maine)
  • John Cornyn (Texas)
  • Tom Cotton (Arkansas)
  • Lindsey Graham (South Carolina)
  • Jim Inhofe (Oklahoma)
  • Mitch McConnell (Kentucky)
  • Jerry Moran (Kansas)
  • Lisa Murkowski (Alaska)
  • Rob Portman (Ohio)
  • Mitt Romney (Utah)
  • Mike Rounds (South Dakota)
  • Richard Shelby (Alabama)
  • John Thune (South Dakota)
  • Roger Wicker (Mississippi)
  • Todd Younger (Indiana)