Dem to challenge Tipton for House seat

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Three items in today’s Sentinel—Bill Grant’s column “Rep. Tipton continues to support discredited Republican positions”, Gary Harmon’s contribution to “House GOP lets debt bill through”, and Charles Ashby’s report “Dem to challenge Tipton for House seat”—demand its editors’ attention.

On Tuesday, the House voted 221-201 (193 Democratic and 28 Republican “Yeas”, 199 Republican—including “Teapublican” Scott Tipton—and 2 Democratic “Nays”, with 10 members not voting), to suspend Debt Ceiling enforcement until March 15, 2015.

Sentinel readers in the 3rd C.D. should properly wonder why Tipton and his like-minded “Jumping Frogs” reflexively voted against guaranteeing the “full faith and credit of the United States” – which they cavalierly jeopardized in 2011, causing the largest one day increase in our national debt in history.

Tipton’s typically disingenuous explanation was that the bill “contained no spending cuts” – and then reconfirmed his support for the same irresponsible extortionist tactics that caused last October’s “government shut down” and cost the economy $28 billion.

While President Obama and his fellow Democrats have been responsibly repairing the nearly cataclysmic repercussions of Republicans’ misguided economic policies (which actually produced our “staggering debt”), dishonest charlatans like Tipton continue to lie.

Tipton consistently opposes the “bread and butter” interests of his constituency – voting to cut Food Stamps (while continuing subsidies to his millionaire “farmer” cronies on the House Ag Committee), voting against extending unemployment benefits, and voting 40+ times to deny his constituents access to affordable health insurance and health care – while cynically deluding gullible loyalists into believing that “spending is the problem”.

Tipton’s misleading rhetoric conceals his ideological opposition to cutting federal “tax expenditures” – spending on tax breaks/subsidies for profitable corporations and already wealthy individuals – which could generate sufficient revenues to close the “deficit gap”.

Hopefully, former track star “Buffie” McFadyn can “run rings around” Tipton this Fall.



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