Congressman Mo Brooks, who went to Washington on promises to cut the federal budget, is now seeking ideas on how to protect NASA from the very budget cuts he has advocated.
U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Huntsville, will ask senior members of the Alabama delegation for “guidance” on protecting NASA. “I would like their insight on the best path to take when you've got as NASA's foe an imperial presidency,” Brooks said Wednesday in a telephone interview.
Cluelessness is becoming a pattern with Mo Brooks, not long ago he was asking how to create jobs. One tip the old Washington hands might offer Brooks is to use less bombastic language when referring to political opponents. Good news is that Brooks has finally figured out how that separation of powers thing works:
“The House can't force the president to do anything by itself,” he said.
Yes indeed, that's in the Constitution. You should have read that before you went to Washington, Mo.
Brooks fails to address the fact that NASA is facing cuts because of Republcan insistence on balancing the budget through cuts alone, having repeatedly rejected any revenue increases — Brooks himself has signed Grover Norquist's no new revenue pledge. What he does say about the debt deal Super Committee and future spending cuts is incomprehensible:
Looking ahead at Round 2 of the fight to cut federal spending this fall, featuring a budget supercommittee and congressional voting deadlines, Brooks expects “this problem, too, will be resolved, although it might be painful in November and December. It probably won't be as painful as it should be to cure the disease.”
It might be painful, but not as painful as it should be? What the heck does that mean?
North Alabama is learning that it's extremely painful to have Mo Brooks for a Congressman.