Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Border Security - Heller Talks One Way, Votes the Other Way

Republicans in Congress voted down a bill on Friday to fund the Department of Homeland Security. Among the Republicans: Dean Heller. In that bill: money for border security. Heller's choice: cut the budget by 5.7% and thereby having 170 less agents patrol the border. The response from the DCCC:

“Representative Heller talks tough on border security, but his vote to cut more than 170 border agents tells the real story,” said Jennifer Crider, Communications Director at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

Whatever you may think about the current discussion on immigration and border security, one thing is clear: Heller talks the talk but doesn't walk the walk.

Republicans talk tough all the time using some rather ludicrous arguments at times, especially drawing the fear card whenever it suits them, but when it comes to enforcement, to actual governing they are nothing less but incapable. And Heller's no exception.

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