Re: And now, Senator Rubio...
posted at 2/13/2013 10:47 AM EST
What vote is that you say ? Well he voted against the Violence Against Women Act .
Does that mean Rubio is in favor of violence against women?
Do you actually know what provisions are in this bill, or just go by the title?
It is so typical of liberals to morally preen about attacking a problem; the real question is, despite the title of a bill, is it just a ruse to do the only thing that Washington does well, waste more taxpayer dollars?
During a speech on the Senate floor on Monday outlining his concerns with the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), Oklahoma Republican Sen. Tom Coburn sharply criticized overspending and program duplication by the Justice Department.
Pointing to charts showing the web of redundant and expensive Justice Department grants, Coburn argued that the last thing the Senate should do is add to the mess.
“Department of Justice grants — 253 different programs, not just run by the Department of Justice, but nine other agencies besides them — [are] spending $3.9 billion a year,” he said, while displaying a cost chart. “And we might say that’s okay. Now let’s look at the organization"
The Oklahoma senator pulled out a second chart with hundreds of boxes and lines drawn between them.
“Layer over layer over layer of administrative cost — all of these programs very well intended, all of them highly inefficient,” he said.
VAWA, he said, is particularly wasteful.
“Now what are we doing with this bill? We are going to add more to it. We are not going to add a lot of metrics to see what we are doing actually works,” he said. “The other thing were are doing with this bill is we have an authorization that is far greater than any of the amount of money we are ever going to be spending on it. Now why would we do that?”
“This legislation significantly violates one of the principles that we have to do to get out of the hole, and that is to eliminate duplication and consolidate what’s in front of us,” he continued.
No doubt the VAWA will pass, because of its title. Just as "Hurricane Sandy relief" bill passed, overloaded with unrelated pork.
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/02/11/tom-coburn-speaks-out-against-waste-in-violence-against-women-act/#ixzz2KnIfvYba