Libertarian Candidate Calls Boozman “A Sellout”
For Voting To Spend More Than Obama Asked For
“The U.S. Senate’s first spending bill of 2016 allocates $261 million more than President Barack Obama requested and lacks significant conservative amendments, but it still sailed to passage Thursday in the Republican-led chamber.” The Heritage Foundation’s Daily Signal reported this bit of bad news for taxpayers earlier this month.
Arkansas Senator John Boozman voted with the majority to spend more than even our leftist president wanted.
Frank Gilbert, the Libertarian Party nominee for U. S. Senate, criticized the vote and his opponent. “John Boozman and the GOP leadership are every bit as much a part of the spending problem in Washington as our lame-duck president,” he said. “Boozman lacks the leadership and courage to say ‘no’ to the president and his party leadership. He may have come to congress as a conservative all those years ago, but he has now sold out taxpayers.”
Even an attempt to add an amendment by Arkansas’ other senator was sabotaged by his fellow Republicans.
Tom Cotton proposed an amendment that would have prohibited the U. S. from purchasing heavy water from Iran. The amendment would have hampered Iran’s stated goal of developing a nuclear weapon. However, the amendment was opposed by President Obama so it was handled in such a way by the Republicans that required it to get 60 votes for passage. Democrats easily defeated Cotton’s amendment under that circumstance.
“To say that John Boozman is a sell-out is not too harsh,” Gilbert concluded. “He has sold out taxpayers and even the defense of our country to please his real bosses, the GOP leadership.”
Frank Gilbert is the Libertarian Party candidate for U.S. Senate.