John Kline's voting record shows he's been a dependable lapdog to President Bush, voting the party line 98 percent of the time. No surprises there. Given a choice, Kline votes Bush over Minnesota. And John Kline has been rewarded for his complicity with a massive campaign war chest built on the cornerstone of$139,557 in contributions from 17 of 21 most-corrupt members of Congress as named by the non-partisan group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW).
But Kline's recent announcement that he will no longer represent or vote to bring our federal tax dollars back to Minnesotans is outrageous behavior for a Congressman elected to represent Minnesota! While John Kline support one bill after another for massive Iraq spending with no accountability or oversight, he now refuses to vote for any bills that would return federal tax dollars back to Minnesota and fund much needed local projects! John Kline's actions, statements and vote record shows his failure to represent Minnesota.
John Kline voted millions for Alaska's notorious 'Bridge to Nowhere' but won't vote to fund replacing Minnesota's I35 Bridge! Yes...John Kline who votes unlimited funding to built bridges in Iraq, won't vote to build bridges at home locally! Congressman John Kline has abandoned Minnesota, ceased to perform his duties, and is now a detriment to Minnesota.
Our representative should decide how and where to spend our federal tax dollars. The they should see to it that Minnesotans get a return on those federal tax dollars. Since Kline has announced he doesn't want to do his job, let's elect someone who will represent us and do the job! Fortunately there is someone else willing to represent us. As candidate Steve Sarvi says:
"To get our country back on track, we need to come together and act. We need to elect Members of Congress who serve us – not their party leaders, not the President, not lobbyists. We need to elect Members who put our shared values into action; who always rely on their moral compass, engage in a dialogue with the people, and have faith in the power of what we can do together. We need to elect Members who believe in the politics of hope, not of fear and division"
Personally, I like what Sarvi says. I'm tired of having Congressman Kline continue to represent everybody but Minnesotans.