Hate is a Strong Word, but…

I reallyreallyreally don’t like my representative (Phil Gingrey).
I subscribed to a weekly-ish email from Congress/MegaVote about recent votes in the House/Senate quite some time ago, and while sometimes I disagree with my senators, I almost always disagree with Gingrey. Judging by my MegaVote mails, just about everyone in the government feels the same way I do. See:

  • Passed – No Child Left Inside Act of 2008 – Voted NO
  • Passed – Comprehensive American Energy Security and Consumer Protect Act – Voted NO
  • Passed – Paycheck Fairness Act – Voted NO
    You’ll notice that although he voted “no” for all of those, the acts all passed.

That’s only a sample of his recent votes. Here’s some more of his voting record:

  • Voted NO on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on making the Patriot Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted NO on tax incentives for energy production and conservation. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on tax incentives for renewable energy. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted NO on giving mental health full equity with physical health. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on investigating Bush impeachment for lying about Iraq. (Jun 2008)
  • Why, why, why is he still in office? What on earth are people thinking?

    More to come later, specifically on the No Child Left Inside Act.

    Published in: on September 23, 2008 at 3:34 pm  Comments (6)  
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