Virginia Foxx attacks her own state on the floor of the House

Taking partisan politics to a new level of stupidity:

U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx railed against the state Department of Health and Human Services from the floor of the U.S. House chamber last week, saying it was wasting national taxpayers' money.

If you were the type of politician who actually tried to help your constituents, I'd say that comment was foolish, since it would make it harder for you to get funding for our future needs. But not only do you not try to help us, you actually try to take food out of the mouths of NC's children:

26. H.AMDT.439 to H.R.2112 An amendment numbered 2 printed in the Congressional Record to reduce the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children by $82,500,000 million.
Sponsor: Rep Foxx, Virginia [NC-5] (introduced 6/15/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action: 6/15/2011 By unanimous consent, the Foxx amendment was withdrawn.

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27. H.AMDT.440 to H.R.2112 Amendment sought to reduce the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children by $82,500,000 and to apply the savings to the spending reduction account.
Sponsor: Rep Foxx, Virginia [NC-5] (introduced 6/15/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action: 6/15/2011 House amendment not agreed to. Status: On agreeing to the Foxx amendment (A022) Failed by recorded vote: 119 - 306 (Roll no. 431).

Trying to cut WIC? Really? And yes, she tried it twice. The first time it was summarily dismissed, and the second time the Republican-controlled House crushed the inhumane effort.

If you want to know why Foxx would throw her own state under the bus like that, it's because she wants some of those big bucks from out-of-state donors. Just like Richard Burr, she's been in DC way too long.

Comments

Honesty

It is refreshing for a politician like Virginia Foxx to speak openly and honestly though. She is probably correct there is most likely a lot of wasteful government spending.