Hellfire, the sun wasn’t even up good and all Louie broke loose.
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) went on a rant against his party leaders for “not leading” when it comes to cutting government spending, and warned that if they don’t prevail in extending the Bush tax cuts for everyone, including the wealthy, then rich people will leave the country.
To start with, I’d like to point out that rich people ain’t paying their fair share of taxes, always have their hand out for corporate welfare, and already have most of their money out of the country so, all in all, we’d probably be better off without them.
But the downside is that Gohmert will be staying.
From the Lone Star state to Capitol Hill, a list of the richest and poorest members of Congress from Texas has been released. Topping the charts as the “poorest” Texan in Congress is East Texas Representative Louie Gohmert.
Congressman Gohmert has a negative net worth of $150,000.
So here’s a grown man, making $174,000 a year, and who is $150,000 in the hole, telling me that he’s some kind of financial wizard who can solve the country’s problems.
So, if Louie could amend that to “rich people and crazy Republicans,” I’d vote for it.
Thanks to Texas Ellen for the heads up.