Sunday, January 17, 2010

Senator Richard Burr has Failed us!

Senator Burr has Failed us
How in the World can anyone defend Richard Burr's Terrible Record? I can't think of ONE VOTE where Richard Burr has told the Senate Minority Party Leadership lead by Mitch McConnell who most people probably have never even heard of that he wasn't going to vote with them.

He is the Definition of Bobble Head. He doesn't have the ability to vote on his own. He has to ask His Puppet Masters how they are going to vote before he votes. Please. He is the Classic Crony!

I challenge anyone to give me one VOTE where he has BUCKED his Party!

He has been in Congress all these years and has never fought for Eastern NC! He hasn't even acknowledged that this part of the state even exist until recently. Walter Jones is even worst. He is actually from Eastern NC and he has done nothing for this State.

The GOP the Party of NO IDEAS! Has fooled good well intentioned Eastern North Carolinian s for years using hot button social issues to garner their support so they continue their Big Corporatist agenda.

They aren't going to fight for you. Just like during the Economic Crisis. Instead of trying to come up with solutions he told his wife to get all their money out of the Bank as fast as she could (True Story)

That isn't leadership. Thats being a Coward. But that is what he is! Should we expect anything less?

The Real Richard Burr:

Voted NO on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
Voted NO on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Feb 2009)
Voted NO on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)

Rated 13% by the ACLU, indicating an anti-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
Rated 7% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
Voted NO on repealing tax subsidy for companies which move US jobs offshore. (Mar 2005)
Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
Rated 30% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)

Voted NO on shifting $11B from corporate tax loopholes to education. (Mar 2005)
Voted NO on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Oct 2007)
Voted NO on $52M for "21st century community learning centers". (Oct 2005)
Voted NO on $5B for grants to local educational agencies. (Oct 2005)

Rated 17% by the CAF, indicating opposition to energy independence. (Dec 2006)
Voted NO on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels. (Aug 2001)
Voted NO on $3.1B for emergency oil assistance for hurricane-hit areas. (Oct 2005)
Voted NO on including oil & gas smokestacks in mercury regulations. (Sep 2005)
Voted YES on speeding up approval of forest thinning projects. (Nov 2003)
Rated 10% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes. (Dec 2003)

Rated 0% by APHA, indicating a anti-health voting record. (Dec 2003)
Voted NO on campaign finance reform. (Feb 2002)
Voted NO on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
Voted NO on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility. (Nov 2007)
Voted NO on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D. (Apr 2007)
Voted NO on expanding enrollment period for Medicare Part D. (Feb 2006)
Voted NO on increasing Medicaid rebate for producing generics. (Nov 2005)
Voted NO on negotiating bulk purchases for Medicare prescription drug. (Mar 2005)
Voted NO on allowing reimportation of prescription drugs. (Jul 2003)

Voted YES on cutting $221M in benefits to Filipinos who served in WWII US Army. (Apr 2008)
Voted NO on limiting soldiers' deployment to 12 months. (Jul 2007)
Voted NO on implementing the 9/11 Commission report. (Mar 2007)
Voted NO on requiring CIA reports on detainees & interrogation methods. (Sep 2006)
Voted YES on reauthorizing the PATRIOT Act. (Mar 2006)
Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's wiretap provision. (Dec 2005)
Voted NO on restricting business with entities linked to terrorism. (Jul 2005)
Voted NO on restoring $565M for states' and ports' first responders. (Mar 2005)

Rated 10% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Voted NO on investigating contract awards in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Nov 2005)
Voted YES on authorizing military force in Iraq. (Oct 2002)

Richard Burr's Voting Record indicates that he is a Far Far out of the Mainstream Hard Core Neo-CONservative! The Worst possible thing for Our Country. Our country has experimented with Neo-CONservatism over the Last 30 years. It has Failed. Richard Burr has Failed us!