So which is it Boxer and Feinstein? You were opposed to water September 23rd, 2009. The Democrats opposed legislation the Republicans offered, and you voted down giving water to the San Joaquin Valley in favor of the Smelt. Reverse: Now in favor. All for Obamacare and getting two more votes. Sorry Smelt, you lost to Obamacare and our corrupt goverment. What could not be done by a vote is now done by a dictatorship. And that is what we have.
The U.S. Department of Interior announced yesterday that it is increasing water allocations for the Central Valley of California, a region that depends on these water allocations to support local agriculture and jobs. The region has recently been starved for water and as a result unemployment has soared. Not surprisingly, Cardoza and Costa had a hand in the announcement:
“Typically, Reclamation would release the March allocation update around March 22nd, but moved up the announcement at the urging of Senators Feinstein and Boxer, and Congressmen Costa and Cardoza.“(“Interior Announces Increased Water Supply Allocations in California,” U.S. Department of Interior news release, 3/16/10)
Feinstein & Boxer Vote Against Water for California Farms. September 23rd, 2009 • Richard Cochrane
On the Senate floor, a clearly unhappy Feinstein likened the surprise amendment to Pearl Harbor and she voiced dismay that it would be brought up without her prior knowledge.
DeMint’s long-shot amendment to a Fiscal 2010 Interior Department funding bill would have effectively restored full irrigation deliveries for a year to what is being referred to as a new Death Valley. The 400 miles San Joaquin Valley is a fertile strip of farm land that produces more fruits and vegetables per square foot than any comparable land in the nation – when it has water, which it does not.
With hundreds of thousands of Californians out of work, food prices rising rapidly and California’s farmers both its U. S. Senate an amendment that was billed as a way to help solve the San Joaquin Valley’s water problems.
By a nearly party line 61-36 vote, the Democratic-controlled Senate rejected the amendment offered by Republican Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina. http://richardcochrane.hypocrisy.com/2009/09/23/feinstein-boxer-vote-against-water-for-california-farms/
NOW PRESENT DAY:
The president’s health care reforms are on the ropes and the San Joaquin Valley’s two blue-dog Democratic congressmen Dennis Cardoza and Jim Costa have been reluctant to support the president’s reforms. So imagine everyone’s surprise when the Department of the Interior announced yesterday that it is dramatically increasing the water supply to the valley’s parched lands. And what a coincidence, now the two California congressmen who were once “undecided” are being moved over into the “yes” column:
As a vote approaches on Obama and Pelosi’s government takeover of healthcare, Code Red is now considering two supposedly “undecided” California Democrats, Dennis Cardoza and Jim Costa, to now be “yes” votes.