Sunday, March 22, 2009

The Real Walter Jones



Walter Jones has sponsored 132 bills since Jan 4, 1995. of which 122 haven't even made it out of committee and ONLY 6 were successfully enacted.

Is this ALL Eastern NC is worth 6 little Bills! What has he been doing all this time while he has been in Congress? I will tell you, NOT MUCH! Well let me take that back. That might not be fair to Walter Jones.

He has fought Against Education, Health Care, Civil Rights, A Woman’s Right To Chose. He has also done a lot of fighting FOR Big Oil and Big Multi National Corporations. His idea of Tax Reform is Keep cutting Taxes for the Rich. His ideas on Crime and Law enforcement resemble the stance of Lock them all up and let God Sort them out.

He has shown very little leadership in the National Political Scene. He hasn’t been all that involved in State Politics. And he has been all but ABSENT in NC US House District 3. It is time to CHANGE the Direction of NC US House District 3 by getting rid of Walter Jones.

Jones is a far-right Republican according to GovTrack's analysis of Bill sponsorship. In a time when North Carolina wants to go in a different Direction electing the First African American President and the First Female Governor of the State, (both Democrats by the Way) it is time for NC US House District 3 to REJECT Far-Right Wing NEO CONservative Republican Ideology. The First step in doing so is by voting out Walter Jones. Just take a look at his record. Ask yourself is this what you want for Eastern NC?

Walter Jones on Education

· Voted NO on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects.

· Voted NO on allowing Courts to decide on "God" in Pledge of Allegiance.

· Voted NO on $84 million in grants for Black and Hispanic colleges.

· Voted YES on allowing school prayer during the War on Terror.(Nov 2001)

· Voted NO on requiring states to test students.(May 2001)

· Voted YES on allowing vouchers in DC schools.(Aug 1998)

· Voted YES on vouchers for private & parochial schools.(Nov 1997)

· Abolish the federal Department of Education. (Dec 2000)

· Let schools display the words "God Bless America" (Oct 2001)

· Rated 17% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes.(Dec 2003)

· Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer.(May 1997)



Walter Jones on Health Care


· Voted NO on giving mental health full equity with physical health.

· Voted NO on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids.(Jan 2008)

· Voted NO on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility.(Oct 2007

· Voted NO on limited prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients.

· Voted YES on allowing re-importation of prescription drugs.(Jul 2003)

· Voted YES on small business associations for buying health insurance.

· Voted YES on capping damages & setting time limits in medical lawsuits.

· Voted YES on subsidizing private insurance for Medicare Rx drug coverage.

· Voted YES on banning physician-assisted suicide. (Oct 1999)

· Voted YES on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts(Oct 1999)

· Abolish federal Medicare entitlement; leave it to states. (Dec 2000)

· Rated 33% by APHA, indicating a mixed record on public health issues.

Walter Jones on Civil Rights

· Voted NO on Banning job discrimination based on sexual orientation.

· Voted YES on constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman.

· Voted YES on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage.

· Voted YES on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)

· Voted YES on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions.

· Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)

· Rated 7% by the ACLU, indicating an anti-civil rights voting record.

· Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)

· Rated 39% by NAACP, indicating a mixed record on affirmative-action.

· Amend Constitution to define traditional marriage. (Jun 2008)

Walter Jones on Abortion

· Voted NO on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines.

· Voted NO on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)

· Voted YES on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions.

· Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortion except to save mother’s life.

· Voted YES on funding for health providers who don't provide abortion info.

· Voted YES on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad.

· Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)

· Voted YES on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)

· No federal funding of abortion, but no litmus test. (Dec 2000)

· Rated 0% by NARAL, indicating an Anti Choice voting record. (Dec 2003)

· Rated 100% by the NRLC, indicating an Anti Choice stance. (Dec 2006)

· Grant the pre-born equal protection under 14th Amendment. (Jan 2007)

Walter Jones on Energy & BIG OIL


· Voted YES on tax incentives for energy production and conservation.

· Voted NO on tax incentives for renewable energy. (Feb 2008)

· Voted NO on investing in homegrown bio-fuel. (Aug 2007)

· Voted NO on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore. (Jun 2006)

· Voted YES on scheduling permitting for new oil refineries. (Jun 2006)

· Voted YES on passage of the Bush Administration national energy policy.

· Voted YES on implementing Bush-Cheney national energy policy. (Nov 2003)

· Voted NO on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels.

· Voted NO on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR. (Aug 2001)

· Voted NO on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol. (Jun 2000)

· Repeal the gas tax. (May 2001)

· Rated 0% by the CAF, indicating opposition to energy independence.

What other Groups say about Walter Jones

· Rated 30% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)

· Rated 5% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes. (Dec 2003)

· Rated 0% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to Progressive taxation.

· Rated 10% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)

· Rated 70% by the US COC, indicating a pro-business voting record.

· Rated 0% by the CAF, indicating opposition to energy independence.

· Rated 0% by NARAL, indicating an Anti Choice voting record. (Dec 2003)

· Rated 100% by the NRLC, indicating an Anti Choice stance. (Dec 2006)

· Rated 7% by the ACLU, indicating an anti-civil rights voting record.

· Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)

· Rated 39% by NAACP, indicating a mixed record on affirmative-action.

· Rated 33% by APHA, indicating a mixed record on public health issues.

· Rated 17% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)

· Rated 100% by FAIR, indicating a voting record restricting immigration.

· Rated 92% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)

· Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Dec 2003)

· Rated -30 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)

More about Walter Jones

· Walter Jones sponsored 15 Earmarks Fiscal Year: 2008 worth $30,266,000.

· Voted YES on authorizing military force in Iraq. (Oct 2002)

· Voted NO on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

· Voted NO on the Auto Industry Financing and Restructuring Act of 2008.

· Voted NO on the TARP Reform and Accountability Act (Jan 2009)

· Voted NO on the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act for Women (Feb 2009)

· Voted NO on the Children's Health Insurance Program Feb 2009


Source info from: http://www.ontheissues.org/NC/Walter_Beaman_Jones.htm

Sunday, March 15, 2009

The GOP: The Party of NO Ideas!



The GOP, stands for the Grand Old Party but now the GOP stands for the Grand Obstructionist Party. I know that sounds catchy but it is True. During this whole Economic Crisis that we are facing the only answer they had to the problem was to Stop the President from Solving the Problem. Their answer was to SAY NO,and try their best to get in his way. To Obstruct the President from implementing policies that will bring about change.

The GOP, stand for the Party of NO. They say NO to every Progressive Policy that the President has suggested. The entire time they are saying NO they Refuse to work with the President. Instead they continue to Fight for the same failed Policies that got the Country into the mess we are currently in. On top of all that they totally want to forget everything that happened over the last 8 years as if they had no role to play in the countries demise.

Let's not forget Who and What got us into this mess. The WHO is George W. Bush, and the Republican Lead House and Senate. The What is NEO-CONSERVATISM. If any of you don't really understand what NEO-CONSERVATISM is I suggest you check out this link:

http://hallstyle.blogspot.com/2008/10/what-is-neo-conservatism.html

My point is that if you have been watching the T.V. lately you see a lot of Republicans on T.V. trying to Revise History and Down Play George W. Bush's role in our Current Crisis and try to Blame this squarely on President Obama. Hello! The man has only been in office for a little over 50 days. How dare these guys come on T.V. and suggest that they aren't responsible for the situation we are in.

Not only are they the Party of NO, they are the Party of Grand Hypocrisy! All last week the GOP (Grand Obstructionist Party) had the Audacity to come on T.V. talking about the Ear Marks and all the Pork Barrel spending in the Budget,(that by the way they put together last year under President Bush). 40% of the Ear Marks are REPUBLICAN EAR MARKS! The very people TRASHING THE BUDGET because of the Ear Marks in it HAD EAR MARKS IN THE BUDGET. All except John McCain of course because the Ear Mark issue is the only issue he really cares about. This was a issue that the President Promised to reform not to do away with. The President didn't to fight over the Budget, the Republicans did. Of course they lost, again. The President even had to call them out for their Hypocrisy. Saying the Very people crying about the Ear Marks would be touting them in their Districts come election time. Well he didn't say quite the way I did but you get the point.

Yet through all the Republican Crying and Belly Aching they provide NO REAL SOLUTIONS TO ANY OF THE PROBLEMS WE FACE.

They Have NO IDEAS! The only answer they have is to continue CUTTING TAXES FOR THE RICH. New FLASH the Rich don't NEED ANY MORE TAX CUTS! The People of America NEED JOBS! When will these Republicans Get it? Trickle Down Economics Doesn't WORK! The Reagan Strategy of the 80's doesn't work! It didn't work then it sure isn't going to work NOW! Yet they continue to say the same thing over, and over , and over again. Their are some people who are gullible and will believe what ever they hear but The VAST MAJORITY of the of the people in this Country don't TRUST, OR BELIEVE them anymore. They insult the intelligence of the American People every time they talk. The People that support the Republican Party (The Rich Campaign Contributors, and the Special Interest Groups) are the only ones that believe what they say because their ideas and policies will benefit them not the Average American Citizen.

The Republican Party are really good as deceiving people. Even at the Local Level. Republicans Like Stephen LaRoque have done a good job of Deceiving the People they want to Represent. They don't want honest debates, they don't want the TRUTH to be heard. They don't want EVERYONE involved in Politics. They want the Rich Elites of Society to Govern the Poor and Middle Class. They don't want the Poor and Middle Class to have a say! They don't want EVERYONE TO HAVE HEALTH CARE. They don't want EVERYONE TO HAVE A COLLEGE EDUCATION. THEY DON'T WANT THE PEOPLE TO RISE UP. They want to keep their foot on our throat! They want us to be quit. They want us to look the other way! Well I say NO! No to the GOP's Failed Ideas! No the Party of Hate and Division! No to Far Right Wing Ideology! I say NO to NEO-CONSERVATISM. I SAY NO TO THE PARTY OF NO!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

The Right Wing's Greatest Fear


The Political Debate is heating up in Washington DC and around the country. The Good News is the Republican Party's True Leader has finally shown himself. The Bad news is that there leader is probably one the least liked men in America. I'm not surprised at the Direction the Republican Party has decided to go. When they lose they always go HARD TO THE RIGHT. Right Now in the United States Rush Limbaugh embodies that Far Right Movement. Unfortunately for them the Members of this Movement are out of touch with the American People and out of touch with reality.

The Fact is The President still has a pretty high approval rating well over 60% even with the economy in shambles and unemployment going through the roof. Do you know why? Because the American People Realize that he didn't cause this mess that we are in and that he is doing everything he can to get us out of the mess BUSH created. I hope He succeeds.

The GOP and their Leadership (Rush Limbaugh) hope he FAILS. The problem with that is if he fails that would mean that President Obama didn't create the jobs he promised, he didn't come through on health and education reform like he promised. It would mean that he backed tracked on his promise to get out of Iraq. These are the Metrics on which President Obama will be judged if he fails on these issue it will have a devastating affect on the American People. This is what they want.

It's real simple, if Obama Succeeds the American People will recover from this Economic Crisis and they will Give him the Credit in 2010 and 2012. Thus driving the NEO-CON Republican Obstructionist Party deeper in to exile and obscurity. They will be seen as only getting in his way, slowing him down instead of actually being apart of the Recovery. They know that. This is why they WANT him to fail.

If Obama Fails then that means unemployment increases to over double digits and the stock market continues it collapse, more and more people are in foreclosure, more banks fail and GM, FORD, Chrysler all collapse into Bankruptcy. This is the best case scenario for the GOP because then maybe they will win a few more seats in the house and senate. That is what it is all about. This is why they want him to fail to gain a little more political power.

This why their Biggest Fear is that Obama will succeed. There are a few Senators in the Senate that are in BLUE STATES that are up for Reelection in 2010, Arlen Specter for one. They are afraid that our good Senator Richard Burr want be able to hold on to North Carolina since NC is the Newest BLUE STATE. They are afraid of Losing a few more seats in the House of Representatives. Who knows maybe Rep. Walter Jones will finally face defeat in 2010.

Many seats that the Republicans always thought were safe seats will automatically be up for grabs if President Obama is successful and can bring about the change that America needs. So get ready because these guys don't want to lose power. They will pull out all the cheap dirty trick in the book to STOP Obama from succeeding. Because they know that if President Obama Succeeds then the American People will succeed and they (The GOP Grand Obstructionist Party)will fail...