I can’t understand for the life of me how Jim Cooper, Mr. Fiscal Purity, who brags that he will not submit any earmark requests for fiscal 2009, can now say he’s going to vote "yes" on the supplemental.
Cooper voted "no" on the supplemental the first time. Then they added $108 billion in guarantees for the IMF. Bulked it up $4 billion in "Cash for Clunkers," then threw in some flu preparedness, and made it into what Howie Klein calls a "Frankenstein" bill loaded with enough pork to bribe just about every member of congress.
This is the same Jim Cooper who is desperate to cut Social Security out of concern for out fiscal future. Who now wants to spend $108 to bail out European banks and their toxic assets.
Cooper is already getting hammered by people in his district unhappy that they can’t get any help from their congresman for local projects like Nashville Metro General Hospital, which is in danger of closing.
Call Congressman Cooper at 202-225-4311 or 615-736-5295 and ask him what gives.