March 29, 2011
From Rep. Raúl Grijalva:
If you have ever seen a herd of elephants on the run, then you know what a destructive force they can be. They move fast, they are out of control, and they usually have no idea where they are headed.
This is exactly what is going on in Washington today. With our nation in crisis, the Republicans’ stampede away from their responsibilities as elected officials is trampling America’s working families. While watching out for their corporate buddies and ultra wealthy donors, the GOP is trying to repeal health care reform, leaving millions of people at the mercy of the insurance companies. And with unemployment nearing 10%, the GOP sees fit to cut back on jobless assistance.
As elected officials, we are tasked with ensuring that government represents all the people and works for all Americans. But the GOP and their No Jobs agenda are intent on doing all they can for their wealthy friends, and then shutting government down.
What is more important?
Creating jobs to get America moving forward or promoting wedge issues and cutting funds for public radio and women’s health services?
Ensuring millions of people have access to affordable healthcare or letting the insurance companies and Big Pharma run rampant and unregulated?
Preserving the natural beauty of the Grand Canyon or mining for uranium and polluting the crown jewel of our National Parks system?
A Rampaging Bull in a China Shop Can't Do Nearly as Much Damage as a Herd of Out-of-Control, Stampeding Elephants!