Republican Congressman Diane Black (TN-6) has failed a small-government litmus test. In fact, when her voting record is carefully analyzed her score is that of 71% or "F"
Rep Stephen Fincher (TN-8) actually did WORSE than Diane Black.
The results of the test were just released today, here are the details:
Last week Congresswoman Diane Black (R-TN) voted to spend an additional $182 billion funding various government agencies for fiscal 2012. The funding was produced by a joint committee with the Senate over the resistance of some Texans and other conservative House Republicans. Her vote to spend this money comes at a time when the government’s budget crisis is on it’s way to reaching a climax as spending levels are already at an all time high.
Many political observers consider this a poor decision on her part since she is likely vulnerable among not just Tea Partiers but activists within her own party. One prominent local Republican official in her district speaking on condition of anonymity noted “her votes so far to raise spending, increase the debt, voting for pork-laden bills, and past questionable family business deals have given a lot of the local GOP serious pause about supporting her re-election bid. In short, many of us feel she has betrayed the principles of the Party”
See her vote here:
The local tea parties and conservatives have REJECTED big-government Republican Diane Black especially after her recent move to take the country into more debt by voting to raise the debt ceiling.
Read this article and watch the video of the recent conservative protest outside her office. You can tell they are ready to kick her big-government largesse to the curb:
And just to be fair here is her lame attempt at trying to spin this rejection in her favor (and failing miserably at it).... no one is buying what she is trying to sell: http://wpln.org/?p=29649
Granted she is allegedly trying to have her Congressional district gerrymandered in her favor, and her personal wealth may just be enough for her to buy her re-election. However several political experts have noted that she is exceptionally vulnerable to a conservative primary challenge from the right if one were to arise.
Yep, apparently Marsha Blackburn is going to raise the debt ceiling and give more money to President Obama.
Here are the details:
Republican Speaker John "Bailout" Boehner recently held a meeting where he told Tea Party Congressmen to "get your ass in line" with Obama about the debt ceiling compromise. Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor told the new Tea Party Congressmen "to quit whining" about the debt ceiling compromise. And finally Republican Senator John McCain mocked the Tea Party by calling them "hobbits".
HAVE YOU contacted your Congressmen to demand that they WON'T vote to raise the debt ceiling?
You might be surprised as some Republican Congressmen in TN are planning to vote YES to raising the debt ceiling. Call to see if your Congressmen is!
SOURCE - Boehner and Cantor Trash Tea Party:
SOURCE - John McCain vs The Tea Party:
This plan has been touted as a great budget plan because it "eventually" fixes the budget, but here are the facts contained in this plan:
- They voted for 10 more years of deficit spending
- They voted to add between $5-11 TRILLION dollars to the national debt
- They voted to spend a total of $40 TRILLION over the next 10 years
- This plan will REQUIRE the debt ceiling to be raised
- By voting for this they voted for an obviously unbalanced budget (in fact it doesn't fully balance until the year 2040)
- They actually voted to continue to increase spending over the next few years (it merely slows the rate of spending, not actually cutting spending anytime soon)
- They voted for a budget that was bigger than what we had under Bill Clinton
ARE THEY SERIOUS?!?!
Do they think that we are so dumb that we won't see through this?
Are you going to buy what they are shoveling?
E-mail them and ask why they voted for more debt, deficits, and spending last week:
If you want to understand what they actually voted for in more detail, here are some links that will help explain:
Also pass this along to all of your fellow voters