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Three members of the First Coast Congressional Delegation vote "nay" to military pay raise

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

If you are curious as to how Congressional Representatives Ander Crenshaw, Cliff Sterns, and John L. Mica spent their Memorial Day holiday you can go no further. They spent it slapping the troops in the face before they fired up the barbeque by voting against a military pay raise. Following Bush’s lead as he made it clear he would veto such a measure, the three followed in lock step tying themselves even closer (if that's possible) to Mr. 23% popularity. As usual, the reliable Rep. Corrine Brown (D, FL-3) voted for it standing up for our veterans. I like the GOP brand here demonstrating how they feel about the troops on this week of Memorial Day. How fitting. (h/t to Pensacola Blogger)

I'd love to be there the next time Ander Crenshaw is here and steps on the grounds of Mayport Naval Station and Jacksonville Naval Air Station. I'd love to be there and hear that explaination considering the hardships the military enilisted personnel are facing.

3 Comments:

Ben America said...

I was taken back as well when i saw the no votes. I found out later, according to rumors, Cong. Crenshaw's daughter was in ICU during the week of the G.I. bill (as well as the Farm Bill and others).
This has not been confirmed to date, however Cong. Crenshaw will be speaking Thursday at the Arlington Rotary Club.

Arlington Rotary Club, Thursday, 12:30 p.m., Jacksonville University, 2800 University Blvd. N., Bartlett-Kinne University Center. Speaker: U.S. Rep. Ander Crenshaw. Ed, (904) 642-4415

http://www.arlingtonrotaryclub.org/

Also
http://news.jacksonville.com/justin/2008/05/26/tributes-everywhere-honor-military-heroes-jacksonville-adds-4-names-to-wall/

Ben America said...

Just another scheduling note for Cong. Crenshaw, he and a few others are attending a confrence on political Islam in Ljubljana, Slovenia from 5/29 until 6/03

http://www.legistorm.com/trip/approver/185/Rep_Ander_Crenshaw/personal.html

TrumanDem said...

Thank you very much for the heads up. I'm sorry I won't be able to attend as I'd love to ask him a question or two.

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