I may be a bit slow…

…as it just dawned on me how contradictory some members of Congress are when they say they are against a woman’s right to choose or gay marriage but are always complaining about a smaller government.

I guess consistency or intelligence are not prerequisites.

Here is a tidbit from Missouri:

“The [unemployment extension] bill temporarily gives people who have exhausted their 79 weeks of regular and emergency benefits an extra 20 weeks of assistance, paid 100 percent by the federal government. The estimated cost for the year is $105 million.

Four senators delayed the bill for weeks, hoping, they said, to send Washington a message about overspending. Those four Republicans — Jim Lembke of Lemay, Brian Nieves of Washington, Rob Schaaf of St. Joseph and Will Kraus of Lee’s Summit — voted against the bill Monday. They were joined by Sen. Chuck Purgason, R-Caulfield.”

“[Missouri State] Senate leaders also agreed to cut $250 million in other federal stimulus spending, such as grants to make homes more energy-efficient. But that part of the deal appeared less solid Monday.”

So glad to see Missouri is in such good shape they can make a point, screw the unemployed AND resist funds to create jobs. Not a bad days work.

Here’s a toast to those upstanding guys.

I’ll have what their drinking.