Georgia Congressional Delegation continues
liberal voting trend
There have been very important votes in the U.S. House of
Representatives this year. The results of the Georgia Delegation to
Congress are going to be quite a surprise to those that believe
Georgia is a conservative State. We have recorded the votes of our
Congressional Delegation on four key votes:
Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy
- A historic and record breaking "pork"
bill with over 5,000 "
using the government's credit card with your name on it. Congress
has just stiffed your grandchildren who will have to pay for this
National ID Act - establishes
a defacto national id under the guise of being anti-immigration.
Of course stopping illegal immigration at your local driver
license office is about as practical as a screen door on a
submarine. This Act is just more big government.
Patriot Act extension - Lately
Congress whines about the Supreme Court ignoring the Constitution,
but never hesitates a minute to show they can ignore it also.
CAFTA - The next step in a
continuing series of Expensive Trade Agreements - continuing the
erosion of our countries manufacturing base and will further the
deterioration of our international trade position.
All four of these actions have a common theme. Continuing the
abandonment of the Principles upon which our country was founded.
Now one would think that as a State which is listed as conservative,
Georgia's Congressional delegation would be mostly opposed to these
type actions. But the results are exactly to the contrary as
displayed in the following table:
Georgia's Congressional delegation has voted by almost a 2-1
margin in favor of bigger government and continuing the trend of
abandoning our Founding Principles. Am absolutely dumbfounded by the
GOP voting of 26 - 2 in favor of big government and special interest
The Transportation Bill vote borders on being disgusting.
Billions of dollars of just plain ole "pork," at record breaking
levels in a GOP controlled House of Representatives and Senate.
Living in a rural area where most roads are still gravel it is
disgusting to see our Congressional Representative supporting
special interests instead of improving basic transportation of all
This is not a good trend. It is absolutely amazing that
Cynthia McKinney and John Lewis have the better voting record on
these key votes than the rest of Georgia's Congressional Delegation.
It is even more amazing that John Linder, Lynn Westmoreland, Nathan
Deal and Phil Gingrey have voted for ALL FOUR! So the next time you get mad at the Supreme Court for ignoring the
Constitution, check the voting record of your Congressman, it will
probably be just as bad or in some surprising cases even worse.
But lets go back a week or so and look at the arm twisting and
methods being used by the Administration to secure votes for CAFTA
Vote On CAFTA coming soon
At a closed-door meeting of House
Republicans yesterday, Rep. Bill Thomas (Calif.) sidled up to the
lectern and hinted that the leadership might look more favorably
on lawmakers' requests for highways and bridges if they vote for
the Central American Free Trade Agreement, according to three GOP
The first lesson to be learned from looking at these
four key votes is that citizens need to watch what our elected
officials do, not the lip service they pay in campaigns. The second
is that we need more competition in elections to give a better
choice. Georgia has one of the highest percentage of elections with
only one candidate in November elections of any State in our
country. Based upon these actual - recorded - votes it should be
obvious to many - that in many elections Georgians are not getting
the results that they expected when they voted.
How To Stay Informed
The following table gives the recorded votes for each
Congressional Representative on these three votes. They will be
included in our voter guide recommendation for the elections next
Note 1: This roll call was a vote to recommit the bill to
committee, rather than a vote for passage and is considered the key
vote. So on the roll call, a vote for the pork is listed as the NOES
and a vote against the pork is listed as the AYES.