Well we can see what value Republicans place on prudent spending of taxpayer money now. They are going to use taxpayer money to honor the most criminal and evil vice president in US history.
The unveiling of the marble statue of Dick Cheney is scheduled for Dec. 3, 2015. With luck, it will be mysteriously defaced by Dec. 4th, because Cheney is a horrid person.
The resolution in the Senate, to allow for this waste of taxpayer money, was confirmed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnel (R-KY) on Wednesday.
Cheney is a fitting hero for Republicans, and definitely worth memorializing in their eyes. Killing thousands of Americans and hundreds of thousands of Iraqis in an illegal war, lying to the American people, personally profiting in the billions of dollars from the wars he started, making it legal for corporations to pollute our nation, allowing 9/11 to happen, and crashing the global economy. How could they not exalt this person with his own personal shrine?
Cheney left office with a 13 percent approval rating, and has not come up very far since then. He has spent the majority of his post-VP life doing everything he can to sabotage President Obama in the public sphere, and help other Republicans prevent America from climbing out of the hole he personally left us in, back in 2008. For all this, he gets a statue honoring his high crimes and treasonous behavior.
There has been a tradition for Vice Presidents of the United States to be added, in statue form, to the Senate wing of Capitol. However, this is by no means an obligation of the Senate. Republicans seem to think that his track record of an almost complete destruction of America definitely earns him this honor, and that says a lot.
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