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Rep Austin Scott reveals true Tea Party agenda

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    Reference: Dana Milbank, Washington Post, August 9, 2011: How Rep Austin Scott betrayed his Tea Party roots

    Tea Party freshman representative from Georgia introduced his first bill into the House...HR 2274.  It's just one line and reads: “Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Legal Services Corporation Act is repealed.”

    So what does this mean?

    As Milbank explains: "This one sentence says a great deal about Scott, because it is a transparent attempt by the young lawmaker to defend a company in his district that discriminates against U.S. citizens in favor of Mexican migrant workers. Scott introduced the bill abolishing Legal Services exactly three days after it became public that Legal Services had won a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission determination that Georgia’s Hamilton Growers “engages in a pattern or practice of regularly denying work hours and assigning less favorable assignments to U.S. workers, in favor of H2-A guestworkers.”"

    "H.R. 2774 would end the government practice, dating to the Nixon administration, of providing legal assistance to low-income people pursuing equal justice under the law: women seeking protective orders against abusive partners, homeowners fighting foreclosure or predatory lending, and similar civil actions."

    Way to go Austin Scott.  Looks like you want to take away jobs from Americans in favor of cheap "guest worker" labor.  How American is that?  Of course we understand that the Tea Party is not about defending low wage workers against immigrant labor as your rhetoric implies, but rather pushing the corporate agenda that largely funded your campaign and elected you. Corporations really like that cheap labor.
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    I'm just numb....our society is brainwashed.....losing hope....running out of time.....

    The stress is killing me and I'm bound to start acting weird.  The Rats are closing in and the Roof is on Fire.