Repl Mick Mulvaney’s vote to shut down and default shows his lack of concern.
Will we remember next November when we vote? By voting to shut down the government and default on our debt (costing the United States an estimated $25 billion, not to mention reducing our economic growth and increasing the U.S. deficit) along with his statement about the shutdown and default quoted in the Oct. 17 Herald – “It was never going to be the end of the world, were some people hurt by it? Sure.” – Mulvaney showed his true colors.
He demonstrated that his interest is only in his political future and the tea party, not the people of his district nor of the United States of America. He was willing to vote to stop sending out Social Security checks and Veterans benefits by defaulting. He put federal workers and private companies out of work. He was willing to devalue U.S. credit permanently and send investors away from U.S. Treasury notes – an act which will further increase the U.S. deficit.
Did he learn from the shutdown and the near default of the government, which he helped to cause? Obviously not.
Will the people of this district remember his actions and vote him out of office next November? Unfortunately, probably not. As someone who voted for Ronald Reagan twice, I am ashamed that we have a representative in Washington who says about his actions: “Were people hurt by it? Sure.” Let's remember his actions and sentiments, and vote him out of office.