Mon Dec 17, 2012, 02:56 PM
DonViejo (17,540 posts)
Meet Sen. Tim Scott: The Tea Party Lawmaker Who Wanted To Impeach President Obama And Kick Kids Off
Meet Sen. Tim Scott: The Tea Party Lawmaker Who Wanted To Impeach President Obama And Kick Kids Off Food Stamps
By Scott Keyes on Dec 17, 2012 at 9:46 am
Here’s a quick look at Scott’s record:
Floated impeaching Obama over the debt ceiling. As the debt ceiling debate raged in the summer of 2011 because of the intransigence of Tea Party freshmen like Scott, the nation inched perilously close to defaulting on its obligations. One option discussed by some officials to avoid that scenario was for the president to assert that the debt ceiling itself was an unconstitutional infringement on the 14th Amendment. However, Tim Scott told a South Carolina Tea Party group that if Obama were to go this route, it would be an “impeachable act.”
Proposed a bill to cut off food stamps for entire families if one member went on strike. One of the most anti-union members of Congress, Scott proposed a bill two months after entering Congress in 2011 to kick families off food stamps if one adult were participating in a strike. Scott’s legislation made no exception for children or other dependents.
Wanted to spend an unlimited amount of money to display Ten Commandments outside county building. When Scott was on the Charleston County Council, one of his primary issues was displaying the Ten Commandments outside the Council building. According to the Augusta Chronicle, Scott said the display “would remind council members and speakers the moral absolutes they should follow.” When he was sued for violating the Constitution and a Circuit Judge’s orders, Scott was nonplussed: “Whatever it costs in the pursuit of this goal (of displaying the Commandments) is worth it.”
Defended fairness of giving billions in subsidies to Big Oil. Scott and his Republican allies in Congress voted repeatedly last year to protect more than $50 billion in taxpayer subsidies for Big Oil corporations. When ThinkProgress asked Scott whether it was fair to do that, especially at a time when oil companies are earning tens of billions in profit every quarter, the Tea Party freshman defended the industry: “fair is a relative word,” said Scott.
Helped slash South Carolina’s HIV/AIDS budget. As a state representative, Scott backed a proposal to cut the state’s entire HIV/AIDS budget, despite the fact that South Carolina ranks in the top-third of reported AIDS cases. The cuts were ultimately included in the state’s budget, impacting more than 2,000 HIV-positive South Carolinians who needed help paying for their medication.
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Meet Sen. Tim Scott: The Tea Party Lawmaker Who Wanted To Impeach President Obama And Kick Kids Off (Original post)
|Brother Buzz||Dec 2012||#6|
Response to DonViejo (Original post)
Mon Dec 17, 2012, 05:13 PM
Brother Buzz (13,737 posts)
6. A Chick-fil-A franchise owner took him on as a protégé and schooled him in conservative principles.
That's all one need to know about this wackadoodle teabagger. He's dangerous, but I suspect he will be vulnerable in 2014; the seat could flip.
Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #6)
Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:08 AM
LeftishBrit (37,394 posts)
'John started teaching me the basic principles of conservatism and capitalism, which was amazing because he did it in a spiritual perspective'
What happened to 'Ye cannot serve God and Mammon'?
Response to DonViejo (Original post)
Mon Dec 17, 2012, 06:12 PM
BlueDemKev (2,993 posts)
7. Fine with me.
Putting up extremists did the Republicans so well in 2012, right? Besides, this character represents today's Republican Party very well: narrow-minded, backwards, simplistic, and idiotic.