How else to describe this other than political grandstanding while making a sorry attempt to look “tough” on terror.
Anti-terror legislation sped toward passage in the House on Tuesday, the first in a string of measures designed to fulfill campaign promises made by Democrats last fall.
Patterned on recommendations of the commission that investigated the Sept. 11 attacks, the far-reaching measure includes commitments for inspection of all cargo carried aboard passenger aircraft and on ships bound for the United States.
“Our first and highest duty as members of this Congress is to protect the American people, to defend our homeland and to strengthen our national security,” said Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (news, bio, voting record), D-Md.
Ah-huh, and how are you going to do that Steny? Just how will this bill “defend” anything?
It not only fails to fund the program but doesn’t give the slightest hint of how it’s cost will be recovered by saving from other areas of the budget. Guess Hoyer forgot about that Pelosi pledge to her “PayGo” program (Also a 100 hour initiative). PayGo mandates that any new items added to the budget must be “paid for” by reductions elsewhere.
So where are they Hoyer? Where are the cuts?
What’s that… I thought so. Nothing but crickets chirping.
And more political posturing and wasted time on a bill that will never pass the Senate.