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