On July 21 Herman Cain tweeted about our congressman. It seems Billy went on a local radio show and made a comment which Cain picked up on.
(Billy's quote, as related by Cain: "We don't understand the pressure of being in Congress.")
With that quote in mine, our congressman was spotted at the fair this week taking pictures of the pig races.
Can you imagine the pressure of going to the fair and watching the pig races? Not judging them, but just watching them.
(Maybe he got 'pigford' mixed up with 'pig race'?)
Now, it's time to play "One of these things are not like the other!"
Billy Long's house in a Springfield gated community:
Billy Long supporter's house:
Our congressman, the temporarily on hiatus auctioneer, voted for the Ryan budget which cuts funding for Medicare, social security, planned parenthood, ADC, Pell grants, housing subsidies, and he voted against the Affordable Healthcare Act.
And, as a friend of mine commented,
And when do public school teachers individually realize Republicans have an all-out assault on them, not just some group called teachers? And firefighters? And police? And everyone on Social Security? Medicare? Medicaid? Pell Grants? Student loans? Public housing? And so on. It's always, "those people" and it never comes home to them.The irony here, of course, is that Billy lives in house that was listed for sale at over 3/4 of a million dollars and he presents himself as a populist and the person who lives in this house supports him.
Why do people vote against their own self interests?
I don't know.