Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Kline Is Predictably NO!

John Kline has become predictably out of center in his voting record. His vote record this session has shown a pattern of being unwilling to work across partisan lines to further the needs of American people. His obstructive pettiness is putting his radical ideology ahead of the community good is hurting people and contrary to the needs of our country. Let examine his vote record from last week...each of the below bills did pass...fortunately not all republicans are obstructionist:
  • Rep. John Kline voted NO on the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act (Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education (GIVE) Act. This will reauthorize and reform the national service laws. Guess John doesn't believe in volunteerism or Education.
  • Rep. John Kline voted NO to amend the executive compensation provisions of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 208. This act prohibits unreasonable and excessive compensation and compensation not based on performance standards. The bill intended to curb bonuses of executives at financial institutions that receive Troubled Asset Relief Program money. Kline must of thought that voting against limiting fat cat's million/billion bonuses might affect hi fundraising....afterall...can't have CEOs mad at Kline for limiting their outrageous compensations?!
  • Rep. John Kline voted NO to the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. This bill gives the FDA regulatory authority over tobacco, but would not allow the agency to ban cigarettes or other tobacco products. John must feel that there's no reason to protect the public health.
  • Rep. John Kline voted NO to the Congressional Budget for Fiscal Year 2010. This is where the house pass their version of the national budget for fiscal year 2010. SO in essence he couldn't work as a team with his own body to reach consensus.

Right now people are deeply worried about staying employed and taking care of their families. Democrats with the help of moderate Republicans are trying to set right our economy and improve the country. They are reaching across partisan lines to make a difference by working as a team. Meanwhile...Kline is stuck in his old ways of 'my way' only....sigh...it's going to be a long predictable year for Kline. Unfortunately his allegiance to ideology hurts his all of us.

1 comment:

Twice Blessed said...

Not working across the isle to liberals means not agreeing with you. You only complain about bi-partisanship when you are in control. I love John Kline's voting record, keep up the good work.