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As if the Republicans taking over control of both houses in Congress wasn't bad enough, here's a little more bad news. We now learn that six of the most powerful eleven committees in the House of Representatives will be chaired by Texas Republicans -- all of them extremist teabaggers and corporate sycophants. These are all men who don't care what kind of damage they do to the country or its people, as long as they can try to blame it on President Obama.
The six are pictured above. On the top row (from left to right) are Michael Conway (who hates the Food Stamp program) who will chair the Agriculture Committee, Pete Sessions (a hyper-partisan incompetent) who will chair the Rules Committee, and Mac Thornberry (a corporate sellout) who will chair the Armed Services Committee. On the bottom row is Jeb Hensarling (who never met a giant bank he didn't love) who will chair the Financial Services Committee, Lamar Smith (an anti-science climate change denier) who will chair the Science, Space, and Technology Committee, and Michael McCaul (an anti-immigrant bigot) who will chair the Homeland Security Committee.
With these extremists in positions of power in the House, you can be sure no legislation will be brought forward to help hurting Americans. The only people they care about are rich Wall Street investors and bankers, and equally wealthy corporate executives. It's going to be a tough two years for most Americans.