Well well well. Tonight in Birmingham at the Townsend, Kerry Bentivolio hosted Speaker John Boehner for a fundraiser.
That’s right, the only freshman who has as much money in the bank as a State Senator, brought in the ultimate sign of the party establishment.
Let’s review the timeline:
December 27, 2012 — Congressman-Elect Kerry Bentivolio tells Reason.com
“I’m not going to vote to raise the debt because my constituents don’t want me to raise the debt. Why steal from your grandchildren yet to be born to pay today’s frivolous bills?”
January 3, 2013 – Kerry Supports John Boehner(?!?!!) as Speaker of the House.
January 23, 2013, Kerry supported H.R. 325: The bill suspended the debt ceiling through May 18, 2013, which meant the government would be operating as though there is no debt ceiling. Kerry’s support of this measure means that by May 19th the debt ceiling increased by approximately $400 billion without any cuts or reforms to reduce future spending. Second, the bill included the unconstitutional “No Budget, No pay” provision, which is misleading because the bill does not require Congress to pass a budget for Members of Congress to be paid, it requires that each chamber pass one.
May 9, 2013 Kerry Supported H.R. 807: “The Full Faith and Credit Act,” which effectively raises the debt ceiling and actually incentivizes the government to continue issuing trillions of dollars in new debt by exempting interest payments and many principal rollovers from the debt limit. Also, the original debt prioritization language was gutted from the bill in committee and replaced with language allowing the federal government to maintain the status quo of irresponsible spending.
June 20, 2013 Kerry supported H.R. 1947: “Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act. This version of the so-called “Farm Bill” is actually a combination of agricultural policy and welfare, with food stamps accounting for 80 percent of the bill’s nearly trillion dollars in projected spending. Aside from failing to contain the multitude of faults within the rapidly expanding food welfare programs, the agricultural portion of the bill is an amalgam of direct corporate welfare for insurance companies and farm corporations and special carve-outs and price supports for the specific industries with the best lobbyists. While most of his colleagues realized this should and did fail, Kerry supported this version
And finally, tonight, Bentivolio and Boehner kick it at the townsend.
Missed the invite — CLICK HERE.
Looks like the self-proclaimed liberty candidate has come along way from rallying against the establishment and is now firmly placed in the Speaker’s hand. Must be a record too…it only took Kerry 8 months to lose all the libertarian leaning values. Nice! (Insert slow clap here)