Lamar Smith Among Four Texas Congressmen Who Voted for Massive Tax Hike

In addition to both Texas Senators (John Cornyn, who should have known better, and the retiring Kay Baily Hutchison, who came in like a lion and is going out like a RINO; thank God Ted Cruz is replacing her), four Republican Texas congressmen voted for the “Fiscal Cliff” tax hike deal:

  • Pete Sessions
  • Lamar Smith
  • Mac Thornberry
  • Kevin Brady
  • All should have known better than to vote for a bill that contained $41 dollars in new taxes for every $1 in spending cuts, but the name Lamar Smith certainly sticks out thanks to such previous hits as “Hi, I’m a SOPA/PIPA Recording Industry Whore.” It’s no surprise, given the bill includes big tax breaks for Hollywood. I guess Smith is one of those politicians that stays bought.

    All should expect primary challenges.

    I’m happy to say that my own Representative, John Carter, voted against the bill.

    I haven’t had time to read the entire bill yet, so I can’t tell you whether it’s merely bad or actively horrific…

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    One Response to “Lamar Smith Among Four Texas Congressmen Who Voted for Massive Tax Hike”

    1. Hill Country Observer says:

      Lamar Smith is my rep. and as it turns out, it wasn ‘t just Hollywood’s $430M in tax breaks that Smith was able to nab, it was also $7M for buyers of 2 or 3wheel electric scooters who also got a break. The Scooter Store is headquartered in my town—New Braunfels—the very heart of Smith’s district.

      When I lived in Illinois I thought I had the worst congressman in the country: Phil “I don’t worry about the Constitution” Hare; Smith isn’t as bad as Hare, but he is surely one of the worst GOP congresspersons in Texas.

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