Yesterday Peon read the newspaper and discovered that her Congressperson, Doris Matsui, had voted against the debt ceiling bill. She was surprised.
Doris Matsui has never been progressive. Not even liberal a lot of the time. She spent a lot of time defending Bush's war in Iraq, even though her constituents held "peace-ins" at her office. When she wasn't war-mongering, she was helping developers to build more houses in the flood plain. Matsui has never said a word about tenant evictions from foreclosed properties, even though thousands of her tenant constituents have suffered this. So when Peon saw the "no" vote next to her name, she was inspired to find out why. And it turns out that she opposed it for good reasons--specifically the cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. Peon admits that she didn't have to work too hard to find it. It's here.