I would if I were you. Who wouldn’t vote for something that benefited them personally and financially, even at the expense of others? You are stuck between a rock and a hard place. On one side you have your party, donors and your own financial interests. On the other side you have constituents who pay taxes. Federal, state and local.
On one side you have your party leadership – Pompous Maximus and pedophile-guy from Alabama – telling you that you must toe the party line to stay in power or to be in line for a better committee assignment. On the other side you have constituents who work every day and spend their hard-earned money in your district.
On one side you might get a nicer Congressional office. On the other side you have constituents who see the escalating homeless problems in your district.
It is pretty clear that you must vote yes. For yourself. Not for us, your constituents. What’s the worst thing that could happen? You lose the election next year but still make out on the tax deal. Now isn’t that what it’s really all about? Vote yes. It’s your best personal option.
David B. Caldwell, Ripon