Here is a great resource to instantly pull up the voting record of ANY federal politician. To give an example, I pulled up Paul Ryan's record and its
an ugly one that shows support for massive government expansion, completely anti-woman, a massive assault on civil liberties, a hatred for gays, a
champion to limit corporate accountability, a war-mongering mindset, an enemy of the environment and pretty much everything against the common good.
Remarkable really. Only block of his votes I largely agree with are his government reform votes (i.e. lobbying transparency, protecting whistle
I mean, even on the obscure things:
Voted NO on regulating the subprime mortgage industry. (Nov 2007)
Who is protecting here?
Prohibit transporting minors across state lines for abortion. (Jan 2008)
This includes parents trying to get way from draconian state laws.
Voted YES on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
Voted NO on requiring FISA warrants for wiretaps in US, but not abroad. (Mar 2008)
Voted NO on Veto override: Congressional oversight of CIA interrogations. (Mar 2008)
Voted YES on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
Voted YES on restricting no-bid defense contracts. (Mar 2007)
Voted YES on allowing electronic surveillance without a warrant. (Sep 2006)
Values your civil liberties, right?
Voted NO on letting shareholders vote on executive compensation. (Jul 2009)
I guess the real owners of a company should have no say how much their hired execs bilk the company.
Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
Hey, it's open season on gays!
Voted NO on investing in homegrown biofuel. (Aug 2007)
But oh how he loves big oil and votes to give them everything they want.
Voted NO on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D. (Jan 2007)
I guess having guaranteed profits for the drug companies is more important than the budget deficit.
Voted NO on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
It is so much easier to claim its insolvency if you use SS revenue for the general fund and issue an IOU.
Voted YES on making the Bush tax cuts permanent. (Apr 2002)
Trivia question: What's THE single greatest continuing contributor to the growing deficit?