House Votes to Continue Spending Millions in Taxpayer Dollars on NASCAR
Conservative politicians in the House have accomplished their goal of voting to defund Planned Parenthood, a move that could leave tens of thousands without access to affordable birth control, health screenings and STI prevention and treatment.
But don’t worry, you are still paying millions of dollars to slap an Army logo on a racecar. The NASCAR sponsorship ban was defeated, death threats and all.
Via The Hill:
The House on Friday voted down a proposed budget amendment by Democratic Rep. Betty McCollum (Minn.) that would have ended the U.S. Army’s sponsorship of an official NASCAR racecar.
The amendment sought to bar the use of Pentagon funds to sponsor NASCAR vehicles. In 2010, the U.S. Army spent some $7 million to sponsor the No. 39 Chevy Impala stockracing car.The final vote was 148 in favor of the amendment, 281 opposed.
Republicans provided 209 of the 281 nay votes, while 72 were cast by Democrats; 118 Democrats supported the ban, along with 30 Republicans.
The continuation of the sponsorship is the epitome of the congressional GOP focus of handouts to the rich while eliminating spending that would assist those with less economic means.