Monday, December 31, 2018

Mazie Hirono: A Member of Congress With Principles


Okay, so while _____ has shut down the government and, after saying he’d take the blame, instantly switched gears and blamed the  Democrats, and while he lied to US troops about the raise they were getting, and then put a freeze on salaries of government employees, suggesting they do chores for their landlords to make some extra cash, one member of Congress … one member … is putting her money where her mouth is; well, she’s not taking her money, I should say.

Democratic Senator from Hawaii, Mazie Hirono, an avid, rabid _____ foe, has pledged to donate the salary she earned during the government shutdown to her state's food banks. And while some on Capitol Hill have suggested their salaries be withheld—keep in mind, it was just a suggestion—Hirono is going a step further:
"More than 2,500 federal workers in Hawaii [80,000 government workers in total] are either furloughed or working without pay during the holidays because Donald _____ shut down the government. As long as Donald _____refuses to reopen the government, I will be donating my salary to Hawaii’s food banks—who serve nearly one in eight Hawaii residents in need.”
Hirono is not new to this kind of gesture, having previously donated her earnings during the government shutdowns in 2013 and January 2018. Gosh, a politician who says something and then actually does it, time and time again; who’da thunk it?

The good news, or the better news, is that when the new session of Congress gets underway, and Democrats assume control of the House, they have vowed not to give into _____’s temper tantrums and bullying.

And it appears that most people in America agree with the Democrats, laying the blame for the shutdown at the feet of the fat man who said he’d take then blame, and then lied … again.

The shutdown has dropped his approval rating to an all-time low, but, thankfully, we have Hirono and the Democrats to fight for us, and federal workers, now.

4 comments:

anne marie in philly said...

an admirable woman indeed.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

This is what integrity looks like.

the dogs' mother said...

Very, very nice woman! :-)

Deedles said...

Good woman and a beautiful lei.