I always call Andy Barr (R) “The King of Ignorant, Backfiring Sanctions.” As a member of the House Committee on Financial Services and the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Mr. Barr has proposed and pushed some of the most idiotic legislation I have ever read.
On September 22, 2022, Barr’s official website proudly announced: “Rep. Barr Introduces Sanctions Bill Targeting CCP Military or Surveillance Companies.” This bill will accomplish nothing except to make the Chinese people and the Government of China extremely anrgy at us. It invites China to counter-sanction our military and surveillance companies, and it will have no effect on what China will do.
Our sanctions against Russia are even more damaging – to Western Europe and us, not to the Russian government or people. Both parties have come up with a really bad strategy to punish Russia for what they are doing in Ukraine. The idea is to somehow stop Russia from selling its oil and natural gas. But that is impossible. They can always sell it to Asia, Africa and Latin America, and that is what they’re doing now. Meanwhile, gas prices keep going up here, and they could keep on going up until gasoline costs $30 a gallon – or more. Imagine another Great Depression caused by Andy Barr and his short-sighted, hateful Republican and Democratic colleagues.
If you want to die in poverty, vote for Andy Barr (R). If you want to live in peace, vote for Geoff Young (D)