Posts Tagged ‘Republicans

01
Jul
11

How The New Wisconsin Bill Saved At Least One School

A life lesson of how the loss of collective bargaining is a good thing for one school. How can anyone argue that this bill is so detremental? Orignal here.
“This is a disaster,” said Mark Miller, the Wisconsin Senate Democratic leader, in February after Republican Gov. Scott Walker proposed a budget bill that would curtail the collective bargaining powers of some public employees. Miller predicted catastrophe if the bill were to become law — a charge repeated thousands of times by his fellow Democrats, union officials, and protesters in the streets.

Now the bill is law, and we have some very early evidence of how it is working. And for one beleaguered Wisconsin school district, it’s a godsend, not a disaster.

Continue reading ‘How The New Wisconsin Bill Saved At Least One School’

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10
May
11

Gallup Poll: 52% of Republicans Want Third Party

52%! Maybe this is the chance to return to Conservatism. Original here.

More than half of Republicans – 52 percent – say there should be a third political party, a new Gallup Poll says. The poll, released Monday, also found that 33 percent of Democrats want a third party. Gallup said it’s the first time its polls have found a significantly larger number of Republicans than Democrats favoring a third party.

The poll found that 52 percent of all Americans want a third party, down slightly from 58 percent in August.

Gallup said the increasing desire among Republicans for a third party could be an outgrowth of the rise of the tea party movement. The poll found 60 percent of Americans who identify themselves as tea party members want a new party.

“Given that a majority of Americans see a need for a third party, and their level of satisfaction with the way things are going in the country is fairly low, it would not be surprising if a third-party candidate emerged” as a factor in the 2012 presidential race, Gallup’s Jeffrey M. Jones wrote.

16
Dec
09

Republicans: Stop mailing me

It is almost every day that I get something from the Republicans or some sort of Republican group. They always want to know what they can do to have me continue my support or what issues to tackle.

I don’t think they get it at all.

First off, I am not even a registered Republican. I registered Republican during the primary to try to get Ron Paul (TX) the nod. He did not, so I moved my political affiliation back to Independent. I am not the only one that has done this. In fact, I hate much of the Republican party today.

I get told a lot that Ron Paul is a Libertarian and that they don’t understand why he ran on a Republican ticket. I think that Ron Paul is a Republican, it just happens that all the Republicans are no longer Republicans – they are Lite-Democrats. Maybe this is all unfair to say. Maybe I can’t say who is and who is not a Republican so maybe it is more fair to say that Ron Paul is a traditional or Constitutional Republican. Who knows. All I know is that Republicans today are not Conservatives, with a few exceptions of course.

This is not the base of this article though. What I really want to say is… quit wasting your money sending me stupid mail when you really have no intention of being a Conservative, Constitutional Republican.

What does this mean? I means things like reforming health care to get government out of health care. It does not mean reforming heal care to comprimise on how much extra government intervention we are going to have. It means lowering taxes or eliminating taxes so that people have more to spend and businesses have more money to hire people and expand their ideas. It does not mean deciding on who gets a tax break and who gets their taxes raised – everyone gets a break. It does not mean that we decide on what failing businesses we prop up and which we do not “because if we don’t then they all will fall.” It does not mean that we have to superman the climate.

C’mon… be a real Conservative like I want.

19
Feb
09

Politicians That Voted on a Bill They Never Read

Below is a complete list of all the votes for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Economic Stimulus) that is being signed into law.  I hope that you can look up your Senators and your Representative and see how they voted on this 1,434 page bill that nobody read – yes, NOBODY.

This is appalling. Not only did they not read it, many of them went against their constituents desires. I’ve yet to see a report from anywhere that says that any member of Congress had their constituents want this package. I know at the time I got the facts below on opencongress.org, it was 120 ayes and 618 nays of people that visited the site.

I hope you think this is bullshit. I hope that if you have anyone that voted aye on this that is representing you that you vote them out, or at the very least tell them that you are pissed off. No politician should put such a bill through without reading it.

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

Shit list Republicans:

Sen. Susan Collins [R, ME] Aye
Sen. Olympia Snowe [R, ME] Aye
Sen. Arlen Specter [R, PA] Aye

Outstanding Democrats:

Rep. Bobby Bright [D, AL-2] Nay
Rep. Peter DeFazio [D, OR-4] Nay
Rep. Parker Griffith [D, AL-5] Nay
Rep. Walter Minnick [D, ID-1] Nay
Rep. Collin Peterson [D, MN-7] Nay
Rep. Heath Shuler [D, NC-11] Nay
Rep. Gene Taylor [D, MS-4] Nay

House (House Roll Call #70):

Rep. Neil Abercrombie [D, HI-1] Aye
Rep. Gary Ackerman [D, NY-5] Aye
Rep. Robert Aderholt [R, AL-4] Nay
Rep. John Adler [D, NJ-3] Aye
Rep. W. Akin [R, MO-2] Nay
Rep. Rodney Alexander [R, LA-5] Nay
Rep. Jason Altmire [D, PA-4] Aye
Rep. Robert Andrews [D, NJ-1] Aye
Rep. Michael Arcuri [D, NY-24] Aye
Rep. Steve Austria [R, OH-7] Nay
Rep. Joe Baca [D, CA-43] Aye
Rep. Michele Bachmann [R, MN-6] Nay
Rep. Spencer Bachus [R, AL-6] Nay
Rep. Brian Baird [D, WA-3] Aye
Rep. Tammy Baldwin [D, WI-2] Aye
Rep. James Barrett [R, SC-3] Nay
Rep. John Barrow [D, GA-12] Aye
Rep. Roscoe Bartlett [R, MD-6] Nay
Rep. Joe Barton [R, TX-6] Nay
Rep. Melissa Bean [D, IL-8] Aye
Rep. Xavier Becerra [D, CA-31] Aye
Rep. Shelley Berkley [D, NV-1] Aye
Rep. Howard Berman [D, CA-28] Aye
Rep. Robert Berry [D, AR-1] Aye
Rep. Judy Biggert [R, IL-13] Nay
Rep. Brian Bilbray [R, CA-50] Nay
Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R, FL-9] Nay
Rep. Sanford Bishop [D, GA-2] Aye
Rep. Timothy Bishop [D, NY-1] Aye
Rep. Rob Bishop [R, UT-1] Nay
Rep. Marsha Blackburn [R, TN-7] Nay
Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D, OR-3] Aye
Rep. Roy Blunt [R, MO-7] Nay
Rep. John Boccieri [D, OH-16] Aye
Rep. John Boehner [R, OH-8] Nay
Rep. Jo Bonner [R, AL-1] Nay
Rep. Mary Bono Mack [R, CA-45] Nay
Rep. John Boozman [R, AR-3] Nay
Rep. Dan Boren [D, OK-2] Aye
Rep. Leonard Boswell [D, IA-3] Aye
Rep. Frederick Boucher [D, VA-9] Aye
Rep. Charles Boustany [R, LA-7] Nay
Rep. Allen Boyd [D, FL-2] Aye
Rep. Robert Brady [D, PA-1] Aye
Rep. Kevin Brady [R, TX-8] Nay
Rep. Bruce Braley [D, IA-1] Aye
Rep. Bobby Bright [D, AL-2] Nay
Rep. Paul Broun [R, GA-10] Nay
Rep. Henry Brown [R, SC-1] Nay
Rep. Corrine Brown [D, FL-3] Aye
Rep. Virginia Brown-Waite [R, FL-5] Nay
Rep. Vern Buchanan [R, FL-13] Nay
Rep. Michael Burgess [R, TX-26] Nay
Rep. Dan Burton [R, IN-5] Nay
Rep. George Butterfield [D, NC-1] Aye
Rep. Stephen Buyer [R, IN-4] Nay
Rep. Ken Calvert [R, CA-44] Nay
Rep. David Camp [R, MI-4] Nay
Rep. John Campbell [R, CA-48] Abstain
Rep. Eric Cantor [R, VA-7] Nay
Rep. Anh Cao [R, LA-2] Nay
Rep. Shelley Capito [R, WV-2] Nay
Rep. Lois Capps [D, CA-23] Aye
Rep. Michael Capuano [D, MA-8] Aye
Rep. Dennis Cardoza [D, CA-18] Aye
Rep. Russ Carnahan [D, MO-3] Aye
Rep. Christopher Carney [D, PA-10] Aye
Rep. André Carson [D, IN-7] Aye
Rep. John Carter [R, TX-31] Nay
Rep. Bill Cassidy [R, LA-6] Nay
Rep. Michael Castle [R, DE-0] Nay
Rep. Kathy Castor [D, FL-11] Aye
Rep. Jason Chaffetz [R, UT-3] Nay
Rep. Ben Chandler [D, KY-6] Aye
Rep. Travis Childers [D, MS-1] Aye
Rep. Yvette Clarke [D, NY-11] Aye
Rep. William Clay [D, MO-1] Aye
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D, MO-5] Aye
Rep. James Clyburn [D, SC-6] Abstain
Rep. Howard Coble [R, NC-6] Nay
Rep. Mike Coffman [R, CO-6] Nay
Rep. Steve Cohen [D, TN-9] Aye
Rep. Tom Cole [R, OK-4] Nay
Rep. Michael Conaway [R, TX-11] Nay
Rep. Gerald Connolly [D, VA-11] Aye
Rep. John Conyers [D, MI-14] Aye
Rep. Jim Cooper [D, TN-5] Aye
Rep. Jim Costa [D, CA-20] Aye
Rep. Jerry Costello [D, IL-12] Aye
Rep. Joe Courtney [D, CT-2] Aye
Rep. Ander Crenshaw [R, FL-4] Nay
Rep. Joseph Crowley [D, NY-7] Aye
Rep. Henry Cuellar [D, TX-28] Aye
Rep. John Culberson [R, TX-7] Nay
Rep. Elijah Cummings [D, MD-7] Aye
Rep. Kathleen Dahlkemper [D, PA-3] Aye
Rep. Geoff Davis [R, KY-4] Nay
Rep. Danny Davis [D, IL-7] Aye
Rep. Lincoln Davis [D, TN-4] Aye
Rep. Susan Davis [D, CA-53] Aye
Rep. Artur Davis [D, AL-7] Aye
Rep. Nathan Deal [R, GA-9] Nay
Rep. Peter DeFazio [D, OR-4] Nay
Rep. Diana DeGette [D, CO-1] Aye
Rep. William Delahunt [D, MA-10] Aye
Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D, CT-3] Aye
Rep. Charles Dent [R, PA-15] Nay
Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R, FL-25] Nay
Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart [R, FL-21] Nay
Rep. Norman Dicks [D, WA-6] Aye
Rep. John Dingell [D, MI-15] Aye
Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D, TX-25] Aye
Rep. Joe Donnelly [D, IN-2] Aye
Rep. Michael Doyle [D, PA-14] Aye
Rep. David Dreier [R, CA-26] Nay
Rep. Steve Driehaus [D, OH-1] Aye
Rep. John Duncan [R, TN-2] Nay
Rep. Thomas Edwards [D, TX-17] Aye
Rep. Donna Edwards [D, MD-4] Aye
Rep. Vernon Ehlers [R, MI-3] Nay
Rep. Keith Ellison [D, MN-5] Aye
Rep. Brad Ellsworth [D, IN-8] Aye
Rep. Jo Ann Emerson [R, MO-8] Nay
Rep. Eliot Engel [D, NY-17] Aye
Rep. Anna Eshoo [D, CA-14] Aye
Rep. Bob Etheridge [D, NC-2] Aye
Rep. Mary Fallin [R, OK-5] Nay
Rep. Sam Farr [D, CA-17] Aye
Rep. Chaka Fattah [D, PA-2] Aye
Rep. Bob Filner [D, CA-51] Aye
Rep. Jeff Flake [R, AZ-6] Nay
Rep. John Fleming [R, LA-4] Nay
Rep. James Forbes [R, VA-4] Nay
Rep. Jeffrey Fortenberry [R, NE-1] Nay
Rep. Bill Foster [D, IL-14] Aye
Rep. Virginia Foxx [R, NC-5] Nay
Rep. Barney Frank [D, MA-4] Aye
Rep. Trent Franks [R, AZ-2] Nay
Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R, NJ-11] Nay
Rep. Marcia Fudge [D, OH-11] Aye
Rep. Elton Gallegly [R, CA-24] Nay
Rep. Scott Garrett [R, NJ-5] Nay
Rep. Jim Gerlach [R, PA-6] Nay
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords [D, AZ-8] Aye
Rep. John Gingrey [R, GA-11] Nay
Rep. Louis Gohmert [R, TX-1] Nay
Rep. Charles Gonzalez [D, TX-20] Aye
Rep. Robert Goodlatte [R, VA-6] Nay
Rep. Barton Gordon [D, TN-6] Aye
Rep. Kay Granger [R, TX-12] Nay
Rep. Samuel Graves [R, MO-6] Nay
Rep. Alan Grayson [D, FL-8] Aye
Rep. Al Green [D, TX-9] Aye
Rep. Raymond Green [D, TX-29] Aye
Rep. Parker Griffith [D, AL-5] Nay
Rep. Raul Grijalva [D, AZ-7] Aye
Rep. Brett Guthrie [R, KY-2] Nay
Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D, IL-4] Aye
Rep. John Hall [D, NY-19] Aye
Rep. Ralph Hall [R, TX-4] Nay
Rep. Deborah Halvorson [D, IL-11] Aye
Rep. Phil Hare [D, IL-17] Aye
Rep. Jane Harman [D, CA-36] Aye
Rep. Gregg Harper [R, MS-3] Nay
Rep. Doc Hastings [R, WA-4] Nay
Rep. Alcee Hastings [D, FL-23] Aye
Rep. Martin Heinrich [D, NM-1] Aye
Rep. Dean Heller [R, NV-2] Nay
Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R, TX-5] Nay
Rep. Walter Herger [R, CA-2] Nay
Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin [D, SD-0] Aye
Rep. Brian Higgins [D, NY-27] Aye
Rep. Baron Hill [D, IN-9] Aye
Rep. James Himes [D, CT-4] Aye
Rep. Maurice Hinchey [D, NY-22] Aye
Rep. Rubén Hinojosa [D, TX-15] Aye
Rep. Mazie Hirono [D, HI-2] Aye
Rep. Paul Hodes [D, NH-2] Aye
Rep. Peter Hoekstra [R, MI-2] Nay
Rep. Tim Holden [D, PA-17] Aye
Rep. Rush Holt [D, NJ-12] Aye
Rep. Michael Honda [D, CA-15] Aye
Rep. Steny Hoyer [D, MD-5] Aye
Rep. Duncan Hunter [R, CA-52] Nay
Rep. Bob Inglis [R, SC-4] Nay
Rep. Jay Inslee [D, WA-1] Aye
Rep. Steve Israel [D, NY-2] Aye
Rep. Darrell Issa [R, CA-49] Nay
Rep. Jesse Jackson [D, IL-2] Aye
Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee [D, TX-18] Aye
Rep. Lynn Jenkins [R, KS-2] Nay
Rep. Eddie Johnson [D, TX-30] Aye
Rep. Timothy Johnson [R, IL-15] Nay
Rep. Samuel Johnson [R, TX-3] Nay
Rep. Henry Johnson [D, GA-4] Aye
Rep. Walter Jones [R, NC-3] Nay
Rep. Jim Jordan [R, OH-4] Nay
Rep. Steve Kagen [D, WI-8] Aye
Rep. Paul Kanjorski [D, PA-11] Aye
Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D, OH-9] Aye
Rep. Patrick Kennedy [D, RI-1] Aye
Rep. Dale Kildee [D, MI-5] Aye
Rep. Carolyn Kilpatrick [D, MI-13] Aye
Rep. Mary Jo Kilroy [D, OH-15] Aye
Rep. Ronald Kind [D, WI-3] Aye
Rep. Steve King [R, IA-5] Nay
Rep. Peter King [R, NY-3] Nay
Rep. Jack Kingston [R, GA-1] Nay
Rep. Mark Kirk [R, IL-10] Nay
Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D, AZ-1] Aye
Rep. Larry Kissell [D, NC-8] Aye
Rep. Ron Klein [D, FL-22] Aye
Rep. John Kline [R, MN-2] Nay
Rep. Suzanne Kosmas [D, FL-24] Aye
Rep. Frank Kratovil [D, MD-1] Aye
Rep. Dennis Kucinich [D, OH-10] Aye
Rep. Doug Lamborn [R, CO-5] Nay
Rep. Leonard Lance [R, NJ-7] Nay
Rep. James Langevin [D, RI-2] Aye
Rep. Rick Larsen [D, WA-2] Aye
Rep. John Larson [D, CT-1] Aye
Rep. Thomas Latham [R, IA-4] Nay
Rep. Steven LaTourette [R, OH-14] Nay
Rep. Robert Latta [R, OH-5] Nay
Rep. Christopher Lee [R, NY-26] Abstain
Rep. Barbara Lee [D, CA-9] Aye
Rep. Sander Levin [D, MI-12] Aye
Rep. Jerry Lewis [R, CA-41] Nay
Rep. John Lewis [D, GA-5] Aye
Rep. John Linder [R, GA-7] Nay
Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D, IL-3] Present
Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R, NJ-2] Nay
Rep. David Loebsack [D, IA-2] Aye
Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D, CA-16] Aye
Rep. Nita Lowey [D, NY-18] Aye
Rep. Frank Lucas [R, OK-3] Nay
Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer [R, MO-9] Nay
Rep. Ben Luján [D, NM-3] Aye
Rep. Cynthia Lummis [R, WY-0] Nay
Rep. Daniel Lungren [R, CA-3] Nay
Rep. Stephen Lynch [D, MA-9] Aye
Rep. Connie Mack [R, FL-14] Nay
Rep. Daniel Maffei [D, NY-25] Aye
Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D, NY-14] Aye
Rep. Donald Manzullo [R, IL-16] Nay
Rep. Kenny Marchant [R, TX-24] Nay
Rep. Edward Markey [D, MA-7] Aye
Rep. Betsy Markey [D, CO-4] Aye
Rep. James Marshall [D, GA-8] Aye
Rep. Eric Massa [D, NY-29] Aye
Rep. Jim Matheson [D, UT-2] Aye
Rep. Doris Matsui [D, CA-5] Aye
Rep. Carolyn McCarthy [D, NY-4] Aye
Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R, CA-22] Nay
Rep. Michael McCaul [R, TX-10] Nay
Rep. Tom McClintock [R, CA-4] Nay
Rep. Betty McCollum [D, MN-4] Aye
Rep. Thaddeus McCotter [R, MI-11] Nay
Rep. James McDermott [D, WA-7] Aye
Rep. James McGovern [D, MA-3] Aye
Rep. Patrick Mchenry [R, NC-10] Nay
Rep. John McHugh [R, NY-23] Nay
Rep. Mike McIntyre [D, NC-7] Aye
Rep. Howard McKeon [R, CA-25] Nay
Rep. Michael McMahon [D, NY-13] Aye
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R, WA-5] Nay
Rep. Jerry McNerney [D, CA-11] Aye
Rep. Kendrick Meek [D, FL-17] Aye
Rep. Gregory Meeks [D, NY-6] Aye
Rep. Charles Melancon [D, LA-3] Aye
Rep. John Mica [R, FL-7] Nay
Rep. Michael Michaud [D, ME-2] Aye
Rep. Jeff Miller [R, FL-1] Nay
Rep. Gary Miller [R, CA-42] Nay
Rep. Candice Miller [R, MI-10] Nay
Rep. George Miller [D, CA-7] Aye
Rep. R. Miller [D, NC-13] Aye
Rep. Walter Minnick [D, ID-1] Nay
Rep. Harry Mitchell [D, AZ-5] Aye
Rep. Alan Mollohan [D, WV-1] Aye
Rep. Dennis Moore [D, KS-3] Aye
Rep. Gwen Moore [D, WI-4] Aye
Rep. Jerry Moran [R, KS-1] Nay
Rep. James Moran [D, VA-8] Aye
Rep. Tim Murphy [R, PA-18] Nay
Rep. Christopher Murphy [D, CT-5] Aye
Rep. Patrick Murphy [D, PA-8] Aye
Rep. John Murtha [D, PA-12] Aye
Rep. Sue Myrick [R, NC-9] Nay
Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D, NY-8] Aye
Rep. Grace Napolitano [D, CA-38] Aye
Rep. Richard Neal [D, MA-2] Aye
Rep. Randy Neugebauer [R, TX-19] Nay
Rep. Devin Nunes [R, CA-21] Nay
Rep. Glenn Nye [D, VA-2] Aye
Rep. James Oberstar [D, MN-8] Aye
Rep. David Obey [D, WI-7] Aye
Rep. Pete Olson [R, TX-22] Nay
Rep. John Olver [D, MA-1] Aye
Rep. Solomon Ortiz [D, TX-27] Aye
Rep. Frank Pallone [D, NJ-6] Aye
Rep. William Pascrell [D, NJ-8] Aye
Rep. Edward Pastor [D, AZ-4] Aye
Rep. Ronald Paul [R, TX-14] Nay
Rep. Erik Paulsen [R, MN-3] Nay
Rep. Donald Payne [D, NJ-10] Aye
Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D, CA-8] Aye
Rep. Mike Pence [R, IN-6] Nay
Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D, CO-7] Aye
Rep. Thomas Perriello [D, VA-5] Aye
Rep. Gary Peters [D, MI-9] Aye
Rep. Collin Peterson [D, MN-7] Nay
Rep. Thomas Petri [R, WI-6] Nay
Rep. Chellie Pingree [D, ME-1] Aye
Rep. Joseph Pitts [R, PA-16] Nay
Rep. Todd Platts [R, PA-19] Nay
Rep. Ted Poe [R, TX-2] Nay
Rep. Jared Polis [D, CO-2] Aye
Rep. Earl Pomeroy [D, ND-0] Aye
Rep. Bill Posey [R, FL-15] Nay
Rep. Tom Price [R, GA-6] Nay
Rep. David Price [D, NC-4] Aye
Rep. Adam Putnam [R, FL-12] Nay
Rep. George Radanovich [R, CA-19] Nay
Rep. Nick Rahall [D, WV-3] Aye
Rep. Charles Rangel [D, NY-15] Aye
Rep. Dennis Rehberg [R, MT-0] Nay
Rep. Dave Reichert [R, WA-8] Nay
Rep. Silvestre Reyes [D, TX-16] Aye
Rep. Laura Richardson [D, CA-37] Aye
Rep. Ciro Rodriguez [D, TX-23] Aye
Rep. David Roe [R, TN-1] Nay
Rep. Michael Rogers [R, MI-8] Nay
Rep. Michael Rogers [R, AL-3] Nay
Rep. Harold Rogers [R, KY-5] Nay
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R, CA-46] Nay
Rep. Thomas Rooney [R, FL-16] Nay
Rep. Peter Roskam [R, IL-6] Nay
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R, FL-18] Nay
Rep. Mike Ross [D, AR-4] Aye
Rep. Steven Rothman [D, NJ-9] Aye
Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D, CA-34] Aye
Rep. Edward Royce [R, CA-40] Nay
Rep. C.A. Ruppersberger [D, MD-2] Aye
Rep. Bobby Rush [D, IL-1] Aye
Rep. Paul Ryan [R, WI-1] Nay
Rep. Timothy Ryan [D, OH-17] Aye
Rep. John Salazar [D, CO-3] Aye
Rep. Loretta Sanchez [D, CA-47] Aye
Rep. Linda Sánchez [D, CA-39] Aye
Rep. John Sarbanes [D, MD-3] Aye
Rep. Steve Scalise [R, LA-1] Nay
Rep. Janice Schakowsky [D, IL-9] Aye
Rep. Mark Schauer [D, MI-7] Aye
Rep. Adam Schiff [D, CA-29] Aye
Rep. Jean Schmidt [R, OH-2] Nay
Rep. Aaron Schock [R, IL-18] Nay
Rep. Kurt Schrader [D, OR-5] Aye
Rep. Allyson Schwartz [D, PA-13] Aye
Rep. David Scott [D, GA-13] Aye
Rep. Robert Scott [D, VA-3] Aye
Rep. F. Sensenbrenner [R, WI-5] Nay
Rep. José Serrano [D, NY-16] Aye
Rep. Peter Sessions [R, TX-32] Nay
Rep. Joe Sestak [D, PA-7] Aye
Rep. John Shadegg [R, AZ-3] Nay
Rep. Carol Shea-Porter [D, NH-1] Aye
Rep. Brad Sherman [D, CA-27] Aye
Rep. John Shimkus [R, IL-19] Nay
Rep. Heath Shuler [D, NC-11] Nay
Rep. William Shuster [R, PA-9] Nay
Rep. Michael Simpson [R, ID-2] Nay
Rep. Albio Sires [D, NJ-13] Aye
Rep. Ike Skelton [D, MO-4] Aye
Rep. Louise Slaughter [D, NY-28] Aye
Rep. Adrian Smith [R, NE-3] Nay
Rep. Christopher Smith [R, NJ-4] Nay
Rep. Lamar Smith [R, TX-21] Nay
Rep. Adam Smith [D, WA-9] Aye
Rep. Victor Snyder [D, AR-2] Aye
Rep. Hilda Solis [D, CA-32] Aye
Rep. Mark Souder [R, IN-3] Nay
Rep. Zachary Space [D, OH-18] Aye
Rep. Jackie Speier [D, CA-12] Aye
Rep. John Spratt [D, SC-5] Aye
Rep. Fortney Stark [D, CA-13] Aye
Rep. Clifford Stearns [R, FL-6] Nay
Rep. Bart Stupak [D, MI-1] Aye
Rep. John Sullivan [R, OK-1] Nay
Rep. Betty Sutton [D, OH-13] Aye
Rep. John Tanner [D, TN-8] Aye
Rep. Ellen Tauscher [D, CA-10] Aye
Rep. Gene Taylor [D, MS-4] Nay
Rep. Harry Teague [D, NM-2] Aye
Rep. Lee Terry [R, NE-2] Nay
Rep. Bennie Thompson [D, MS-2] Aye
Rep. C. Thompson [D, CA-1] Aye
Rep. Glenn Thompson [R, PA-5] Nay
Rep. William Thornberry [R, TX-13] Nay
Rep. Todd Tiahrt [R, KS-4] Nay
Rep. Patrick Tiberi [R, OH-12] Nay
Rep. John Tierney [D, MA-6] Aye
Rep. Dina Titus [D, NV-3] Aye
Rep. Paul Tonko [D, NY-21] Aye
Rep. Edolphus Towns [D, NY-10] Aye
Rep. Niki Tsongas [D, MA-5] Aye
Rep. Michael Turner [R, OH-3] Nay
Rep. Frederick Upton [R, MI-6] Nay
Rep. Christopher Van Hollen [D, MD-8] Aye
Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D, NY-12] Aye
Rep. Peter Visclosky [D, IN-1] Aye
Rep. Greg Walden [R, OR-2] Nay
Rep. Timothy Walz [D, MN-1] Aye
Rep. Zach Wamp [R, TN-3] Nay
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D, FL-20] Aye
Rep. Maxine Waters [D, CA-35] Aye
Rep. Diane Watson [D, CA-33] Aye
Rep. Melvin Watt [D, NC-12] Aye
Rep. Henry Waxman [D, CA-30] Aye
Rep. Anthony Weiner [D, NY-9] Aye
Rep. Peter Welch [D, VT-0] Aye
Rep. Lynn Westmoreland [R, GA-3] Nay
Rep. Robert Wexler [D, FL-19] Aye
Rep. Edward Whitfield [R, KY-1] Nay
Rep. Addison Wilson [R, SC-2] Nay
Rep. Charles Wilson [D, OH-6] Aye
Rep. Rob Wittman [R, VA-1] Nay
Rep. Frank Wolf [R, VA-10] Nay
Rep. Lynn Woolsey [D, CA-6] Aye
Rep. David Wu [D, OR-1] Aye
Rep. John Yarmuth [D, KY-3] Aye
Rep. Donald Young [R, AK-0] Nay
Rep. C. W. Young [R, FL-10] Nay

Senate (Senate Roll Call #64):

Sen. Daniel Akaka [D, HI] Aye
Sen. Lamar Alexander [R, TN] Nay
Sen. John Barrasso [R, WY] Nay
Sen. Max Baucus [D, MT] Aye
Sen. Evan Bayh [D, IN] Aye
Sen. Mark Begich [D, AK] Aye
Sen. Michael Bennet [D, CO] Aye
Sen. Robert Bennett [R, UT] Nay
Sen. Jeff Bingaman [D, NM] Aye
Sen. Christopher Bond [R, MO] Nay
Sen. Barbara Boxer [D, CA] Aye
Sen. Sherrod Brown [D, OH] Aye
Sen. Samuel Brownback [R, KS] Nay
Sen. Jim Bunning [R, KY] Nay
Sen. Richard Burr [R, NC] Nay
Sen. Roland Burris [D, IL] Aye
Sen. Robert Byrd [D, WV] Aye
Sen. Maria Cantwell [D, WA] Aye
Sen. Benjamin Cardin [D, MD] Aye
Sen. Thomas Carper [D, DE] Aye
Sen. Robert Casey [D, PA] Aye
Sen. Saxby Chambliss [R, GA] Nay
Sen. Thomas Coburn [R, OK] Nay
Sen. Thad Cochran [R, MS] Nay
Sen. Susan Collins [R, ME] Aye
Sen. Kent Conrad [D, ND] Aye
Sen. Bob Corker [R, TN] Nay
Sen. John Cornyn [R, TX] Nay
Sen. Michael Crapo [R, ID] Nay
Sen. Jim DeMint [R, SC] Nay
Sen. Christopher Dodd [D, CT] Aye
Sen. Byron Dorgan [D, ND] Aye
Sen. Richard Durbin [D, IL] Aye
Sen. John Ensign [R, NV] Nay
Sen. Michael Enzi [R, WY] Nay
Sen. Russell Feingold [D, WI] Aye
Sen. Dianne Feinstein [D, CA] Aye
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand [D, NY] Aye
Sen. Lindsey Graham [R, SC] Nay
Sen. Charles Grassley [R, IA] Nay
Sen. Judd Gregg [R, NH] Nay
Sen. Kay Hagan [D, NC] Aye
Sen. Thomas Harkin [D, IA] Aye
Sen. Orrin Hatch [R, UT] Nay
Sen. Kay Hutchison [R, TX] Nay
Sen. James Inhofe [R, OK] Nay
Sen. Daniel Inouye [D, HI] Aye
Sen. John Isakson [R, GA] Nay
Sen. Mike Johanns [R, NE] Nay
Sen. Tim Johnson [D, SD] Aye
Sen. Edward Kaufman [D, DE] Aye
Sen. Edward Kennedy [D, MA] Abstain
Sen. John Kerry [D, MA] Aye
Sen. Amy Klobuchar [D, MN] Aye
Sen. Herbert Kohl [D, WI] Aye
Sen. Jon Kyl [R, AZ] Nay
Sen. Mary Landrieu [D, LA] Aye
Sen. Frank Lautenberg [D, NJ] Aye
Sen. Patrick Leahy [D, VT] Aye
Sen. Carl Levin [D, MI] Aye
Sen. Joseph Lieberman [I, CT] Aye
Sen. Blanche Lincoln [D, AR] Aye
Sen. Richard Lugar [R, IN] Nay
Sen. Mel Martinez [R, FL] Nay
Sen. John McCain [R, AZ] Nay
Sen. Claire McCaskill [D, MO] Aye
Sen. Mitch McConnell [R, KY] Nay
Sen. Robert Menéndez [D, NJ] Aye
Sen. Jeff Merkley [D, OR] Aye
Sen. Barbara Mikulski [D, MD] Aye
Sen. Lisa Murkowski [R, AK] Nay
Sen. Patty Murray [D, WA] Aye
Sen. Bill Nelson [D, FL] Aye
Sen. Ben Nelson [D, NE] Aye
Sen. Mark Pryor [D, AR] Aye
Sen. John Reed [D, RI] Aye
Sen. Harry Reid [D, NV] Aye
Sen. James Risch [R, ID] Nay
Sen. Pat Roberts [R, KS] Nay
Sen. John Rockefeller [D, WV] Aye
Sen. Bernard Sanders [I, VT] Aye
Sen. Charles Schumer [D, NY] Aye
Sen. Jefferson Sessions [R, AL] Nay
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen [D, NH] Aye
Sen. Richard Shelby [R, AL] Nay
Sen. Olympia Snowe [R, ME] Aye
Sen. Arlen Specter [R, PA] Aye
Sen. Debbie Ann Stabenow [D, MI] Aye
Sen. Jon Tester [D, MT] Aye
Sen. John Thune [R, SD] Nay
Sen. Tom Udall [D, NM] Aye
Sen. Mark Udall [D, CO] Aye
Sen. David Vitter [R, LA] Nay
Sen. George Voinovich [R, OH] Nay
Sen. Mark Warner [D, VA] Aye
Sen. Jim Webb [D, VA] Aye
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse [D, RI] Aye
Sen. Roger Wicker [R, MS] Nay
Sen. Ron Wyden [D, OR] Aye
27
Sep
08

Why Doesn’t the Media Report the Facts on Where the Blame Belongs on Financial Crisis?

Since the current financial crisis is taking place under a Republican administration it is easy for people to automatically blame Republicans. The media have happily pushed this misconception too. Facts the media ignore are things such as the very groundwork for today’s problems being rooted in legislation created by Jimmy Carter , or that in 2003 President Bush proposed “the most significant regulatory overhaul in the housing finance industry since the savings and loan crisis that was blocked by Democrats on party lines. However, the media don’t report these very important and significant facts and so it is no wonder that the GOP takes the brunt of the blame in this recent CNN poll.

A new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll suggests that by a 2-to-1 margin, Americans blame Republicans over Democrats for the financial crisis that has swept across the country the past few weeks — one factor that may have contributed to an apparent increase in Barack Obama’s edge over John McCain in the race for the White House.

In the new survey, released Monday afternoon, 47 percent of registered voters questioned say Republicans are more responsible for the problems currently facing financial institutions and the stock market, with 24 percent saying Democrats are more responsible. One in five of those polled blame both parties equally, and 8 percent say neither party is to blame.

Is it possible that these registered voters are basing their opinions without the full facts? Well, I’m sure the polls would not reflect so favorably for Barack Obama if the American people were properly informed that Fannie and Freddie co-opted over $120,000 to Barack Obama over less than four years.

Throughout his political career, Obama has gotten more than $125,000 in campaign contributions from employees and political action committees of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, second only to Dodd, the Senate Banking Committee chairman, who received more than $165,000.

Perhaps the polls wouldn’t reflect so negatively for Senator John McCain if the public were informed that during the same timeframe Obama was pocketing money from these corrupted institutions, John McCain was fighting to reform them.

For years I have been concerned about the regulatory structure that governs Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac–known as Government-sponsored entities or GSEs–and the sheer magnitude of these companies and the role they play in the housing market. OFHEO’s report this week does nothing to ease these concerns. In fact, the report does quite the contrary. OFHEO’s report solidifies my view that the GSEs need to be reformed without delay.

I join as a cosponsor of the Federal Housing Enterprise Regulatory Reform Act of 2005, S. 190, to underscore my support for quick passage of GSE regulatory reform legislation. If Congress does not act, American taxpayers will continue to be exposed to the enormous risk that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac pose to the housing market, the overall financial system, and the economy as a whole.

Ed Morrissey explains why this is important, and why John McCain needs to push back against the way the media has painted this.

We can play blame games for the next several months and years, but what would be the point? In this case, there is a point, and it couldn’t be more clear or important. We have two candidates running for President who would bring much different styles to executive authority over regulatory responsibility. Barack Obama and his allies took the money and stayed on the sidelines rather than take proactive action to resolve the credit crisis. McCain and his co-sponsors of this bill had the right idea and instincts, but could not get any cooperation from Clinton, Schumer, or Obama.

In simple summary, Republicans including John McCain tried to prevent this crisis back in 2005, and Democrats like Barack Obama chose self interest over doing so. Can we expect the media to report these facts? Of course not. Pesky facts only get in the way of agendas.

(Original here)

24
Mar
08

Who The Republicans Support – Blacks

Digg This Many a people say that Republicans are just rich white boys that support other rich white boys, of course, at the expense of the blacks (and other minorities). However, how many people know the real Republican and black relationship? My guess is… hardly none.

Below is an article at JWR by Larry Elder that sets the record straight. (Original here)

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"I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do this I keep on doing." - Romans 7:18-19

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