Friday, June 16, 2006

Right vote, wrong reason

Rep. F. Jim Sensenbrenner was one of 19 Republicans who voted "no" on an appropriations bill that poured another $66-billion into the bottomless pits of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Sensenbrenner voted against the bill not because he has any problems with the blank check for war, but because it also included money for Hurricane Katrina aid. At least he is consistent in his cold-blooded heartlessness toward Katrina victims, which is well-documented.

Sensenbrenner thinks there's too much waste in New Orleans, but apparently that's not an issue in Iraq.

Capital Times editorial.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Working for Sensenbrenner not always cushy

Working for F. Jim Sensenbrenner isn't always cushy. Cory Liebmann of Eye on Wisconsin reports:

Apparently Sensenbrenner must draw a distinction between his office workers and those that do manual labor for companies in which he has vested interest.

Last month I posted a copy of Sensenbrenner’s disclosure statement, which showed that he owns $100,000 in Halliburton stock. At that time I also mentioned that with all of his tough talk on immigration, he never said anything when Halliburton was busted for using illegal immigrant workers. This happened during the cleanup from Hurricane Katrina. Just last week there was a report of how badly some of these kinds of illegal immigrants were treated.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Work for Sensenbrenner, see the world

It's not only Rep. F. Jim Sensenbrenner and his wife who travel the world for free, thanks the the generosity of public-spirited special interest groups who just want to make sure members of Congress and their staffs get all of the perks information they need, even if they have to fly to an exotic resort to get it.

Sensenbrenner's staff cashes in, too, with 94 trips worth $170,000 in the last five years. Spivak and Bice have details and the staff's attempt at defending the practice.