What will Mark Souder put on the Auction Block next?
HOW SOUDER RESPONDS TO HIGH ENERGY PRICES:
Rep. Souder voted against cracking down on the oil and gas industries price gouging.
Rep. Souder voted for the GOP energy bill that gave billions to oil, gas and nuclear industries.
Big oil and gas industries have given Rep. Souder $13,450. Any surprise?
REP. SOUDER PUTS BIG BUSINESS AHEAD OF AMERICAN WORKERS:
Rep. Souder voted to strip overtime protection from millions of workers.
Rep. Souder voted to allow federal loans to American companies that have escaped paying U.S. taxes by moving offshore.
GOP "HEALTH CARE":
Big drug interests have given $20,600 to Souder over the Representative's career. They know who their friends are.
Rep. Souder voted for the GOP Medicare Prescription Drug Bill that will give billions to businesses and the health care industry, while forcing seniors to accept annual increases in premiums and deductibles and a growing gap in coverage for the prescription drugs they buy.
Rep. Souder voted against allowing millions of Americans to save their hard-earned dollars on prescription drugs by re-importing them from Canada, even though these were U.S. made and patient safety was ensured.
TIES WITH THE GOP LEADERSHIP:
Souder voted with President Bush 88% of the time.
Souder voted the GOP party line 96% of the time.
TIES WITH TOM DELAY:
Souder has taken:
$5,014 from Tom DeLay's ARMPAC. With all of these ties to the DeLay mess, is it any surprise that Souder has:
Voted to weaken House ethics rules when DeLay proposed doing so as GOP Majority Leader.
Voted to allow the GOP House Leader to continue to serve after an indictment, an apparent tactic to protect DeLay.
Voted with Tom DeLay 91% of the time (through 3/31/2006)
SUPPORTING OUR TROOPS:
Rep. Souder voted to continue awarding contracts to Halliburton even if the Pentagon's own audit processes found that more than $100 million of their contractor's costs in Iraq were unreasonable.
Rep. Souder opposed expanding access to the military's TRICARE health insurance program to thousands of Reservist and National Guard members, even though 20 percent of all Reservists do not have health insurance, and 40 percent of Reservists aged 19 to 35 lack health coverage.
1,861 water systems in 29 states have been contaminated with MTBE, exposing as many as 45 million Americans to this potential carcinogen, but Rep. Souder voted to protect the companies responsible from lawsuits by communities that need their help to clean up these systems.
Rep. Souder voted against bipartisan reform of the Endangered Species Act.
Rep. Souder voted for a massive sell off of public lands to mining interests.
HOW DOES SOUDER SUPPORT.... HIGHER EDUCATION?:
While tuition costs are rising for ordinary Americans, Rep. Souder voted to cut Federal student aid by $12.7 billion -- the biggest such cuts in history.
STEM CELL RESEARCH?:
Rep. Souder sided with social conservatives against patients with debilitating diseases and voted against expanding Federal funding of stem cell research.
Are you ready for a congressman that will represent YOU? A congressman that will put YOUR best interests above those of corporate America? Vote for Dr.Tom Hayhurst on November 7th,2006!
1.Vote on price gouging: HR 3402, Vote #500, 9/28/2005 - No
2.Vote on GOP energy bill: HR 6, Vote #445, 7/28/2005 - Yes
3.Contributions from oil and gas industries: http://www.opensecrets.org/ - $13,450
4.Vote to block the stripping of overtime protection: HR 2660 , Vote #351, 7/10/2003 -No
5.Vote to prevent federal loans to American companies that have relocated offshore for U.S. tax avoidance: HR 4818, Vote #386, 7/15/2004 - No
6.Contributions from drug interests: http://www.opensecrets.org/ - $20,600
7.Vote on GOP Medicare Prescription Drug Bill: HR 1, Vote #669, 11/22/2003 - Yes
8.Vote to allow prescription drug re-importation: HR 2427, Vote #445, 7/25/2003 - No
9.Voting percentage with Pres. Bush:calculated through: http://www.cq.com/ - 88%
10.Voting percentage with GOP caucus:calculated through: http://www.cq.com/ - 96%
11.Contributions from ARMPAC: http://www.tray.com/ - $5,014
12.Vote to weaken ethics rules: H Res. 5, Roll Call #6, 1/4/05 - YES
13.Closed door indictment rule vote: http://www.pcactionfund.org/votecount/dr.htm - YES
14.Voting percentage with DeLay: calculated through 3/31/2006: http://www.cq.com/ - 91%
15.Vote to stop contracts to corporations that overcharge: HR 4939, Vote #60, 3/16/2006 - No
16.Vote to expand access to TRICARE: HR 1815 , Vote #221, 5/25/2005 - No
17.Vote to hold MTBE producers accountable: HR 6, Vote #373, 7/14/2005 -No
18.Vote on Endangered Species Act reform: HR 3824, Vote #505, 9/29/2005 - No
19.Vote to sell off public lands: HR 4241,Vote #601, 11/18/2005 - Yes
20.Vote to cut Federal student aid: S 1932 , Vote #670, 12/19/2005 -Yes
21.Vote to expand stem cell research: HR 810 , Vote #204, 5/24/2005 -No
HAT TIP: DCCC