Last week, Congressman Steve Israel voted against the National Security and Job Protection Act

Last week Congressman Steve Israel voted against the National Security and Job Protection Act

Last week Congressman Steve Israel voted against the National Security and Job Protection Act, an act which would preserve defense spending if Congress cannot reach a budget deal this year and accepts sequestration. Sequestration would automatically cut $492 billion in defense spending.

During a week, in which violent protests, across the Middle East and the murder of a U.S. diplomat in Libya have shaken Americans, it is inconceivable that Congressman Israel would vote against a bill that would save our defense budget from being slashed.  Steve Israel is beholden to special interests and as a result, has forgotten the oath he took and the obligation he has to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America and her citizens.

If sequestration goes into effect, our military will be hallowed out to dangerous levels and our country made vulnerable to attack from enemies across the world. The ongoing attacks oversees against American citizens and American interests are a reminder that the world is as dangerous today as it was on September 10, 2001

Steve Israel is a career politician, who once again, is on the wrong side of the issue and chose party politics over doing what is right for our nation.

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tony September 19, 2012 at 01:58 AM
@NK: 250k is not middle class on Long Island or anywhere else in America. 250k is rich white people who will never admit that they are wealthy and like to call themselves "middle class".
Gramps Pupany September 19, 2012 at 04:08 PM
The GOP corruption starts with Romney & Ryan and lies they told us about who they'll serve and who they won't. Lies of "omission", like hidden budget cuts, are equal to lies of "commission", like telling the rich one thing and the rest of America another. They're up to his necks in The Lying Game. What they say is all part of the larger GOP strategy. Believe me, Ryan "takes direction" in order to "stay on" the Republican message. He must "sing the GOP song" to be a GOP candidate. All across the nation, millionaires are backing these liars. They want full control in order to create the final divide between rich and poor. "Us and them". Their misjudgment? A lot of that 47% they despise is part of working America; students working their way through college, single moms restarting their lives with their first job since high school and truly poor mothers, working while the kids are at school, just to buy fuel oil for this winter and food for the day. These are proud Americans. Romney has just stolen their pride, their will power and more...their dignity. Men like Romney, Ryan and Republican candidates for Congress have no place in the seats of government (at any level) making decisions for "all Americans". They only have experience with the "jet set" and their "country club" members. That's okay, if you're running for Prom Queen, but the responsibilities here are far reaching and their vision does not include all Americans, as we've just found out.
Jason Molinet September 19, 2012 at 05:38 PM
Thanks for the info Phil.


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