Thursday, December 2, 2010
Alaska Political Update
It was a big day for the lame duck congress.
First up our lone Representative Young Ding Ding and one other republican voted not to censure Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y. Rangel was found guilty by an ethics panel last month of 11 counts of financial and fundraising misconduct. Ding showed some real bipartisan work across the isle in supporting a fellow corrupt politician.
Ding explained his vote "saying it was not up to him but to the voters to censure Rangel".
When it came to the vote on bush era tax cuts, bipartisanship was lacking as the vote to extend tax cuts for the working middle class, fell along party lines, with the republicans voting for the rich and against working Americans.