Yeah, the Louisvile Courier-Journal highlights the heartlessness of Republican Congressman Thomas Massie (KY-4th) with his vote AGAINST back pay for furloughed federal workers, but why is there NOT another update on the heartlessness of Senate Majority “Leader” Mitch McConnell? It’s McConnell who is supporting Trump in this government shutdown. It’s McConnell who could force Trump to reopen the government that Trump shutdown. McConnell is the key to this whole sorry ass episode of dysfunction in D.C.. Instead, we get a report on the turd Massie:
Congress has voted to ensure thousands of federal employees who aren’t getting paid Friday will get their money back when the government shutdown ends.
By a 411-7 vote, the House approved the measure to reassure those workers, which Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., indicated President Donald Trump supports.
The Senate passed this bill unanimously Thursday.
But U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Kentucky, was among the handful of House members who voted against guaranteeing those furloughed workers get paid.
There is no statement by Massie or his office and what his “reasoning” is, but the article points out the lovely obviousness of Massie’s heartlessness:
Massie is known nationally for his libertarian-leaning views. He is seen by many as the ideological heir of former U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, an anti-government legislator and father of U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky.
Massie, who represents Kentucky’s 4th Congressional District stretching from Ashland to eastern Louisville, is often among a minority of House members who vote against big government expenditures, such as disaster relief funding, no matter the context.
I already knew he was a fuckin’ libertarian. And this is another reason why I hate libetarianism. It’s a political ideology of “I’ve got mine, so fuck you!”
Anyway, Massie is in a minority on this issue. Yes, it should be reported that he is a heartless bastard. But as mentioned, he was only among seven cruel assholes in the House. The real problem is that the U.S. Senate is protecting Trump and inflicting suffering on hundreds of thousands of Americans for no good damn reason. And the cowardly Mitch McConnell is responsible for this.