Jim Jordan represents Ohio in the House and is a leader of of a group of House conservatives. He’s also 16 years old, apparently.
The House will soon be voting on legislation that would extend Social Security payroll tax cuts and extend long-term jobless benefits. However, President Barack Obama promised a veto if the the GOP puts in anything relating to an oil pipeline from Canada to Texas.
So, of course, Obama’s threat has become a challenge to conservatives, and they they put something about an oil pipeline in just to show how bad-ass they are.
Alright, maybe not. I don’t know why they did it, but it sounds a lot like sneaking something about horse slaughter into a federal spending bill. If there is a good reason, it certainly can’t be Jordan’s.
Here is a little excerpt from the Associated Press of his thoughts on Obama’s threatened veto.
“Frankly, the fact that the president doesn’t like it makes me like it even more,” said Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, a leader of House conservatives, who added he had supported an earlier version, as well.
Really? Real mature.
Now, I don’t know what the deal is with this oil pipeline or this legislation, but that just doesn’t seem like a good reason to do anything. Especially when you are one of the people making decisions that affect the whole country.
Now to be fair, I’m sure plenty of lawmakers say jack-asinine things every day. It just so happens that Jordan got quoted today.
That being said, feel free to drop him a line and tell him how you feel. His website is right here. Maybe something like:
Dear Representative Jordan,
It is okay to do things to piss people off just for the sake of pissing them off when you are in high school. It is not okay when you are a member of the House of Representatives. Next time, at least make something up instead of just telling everybody you enjoy making President Obama mad.