Monday, June 09, 2008

The Rubber Stamp missed his calling!

You have to check this out, from the Sunlight Project's Fortune 535:

Amazing. The man shouldn't be in government; he should be at a brokerage firm managing a mutual fund. Seriously.

Why would I say this? Because even prudent investors who'd invested ten grand into Fidelity's Magellan fund in 1995 would only have had a return of 163% in ten years, and actually lost ground between 2005 and the present.

All of which makes me wonder exactly what "Rubber Stamp" does in Washington anyhow. We know he's not actually getting any bills that he's written and submitted passed. Is he spending his time carefully managing his shares of Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) and Dow Chemical (NYSE:DOW)? I'm having a tough time believing he's obtained these kinds of results with stocks like these.

Maybe he's been making other use of his time...who knows? Sure makes it a lot easier to make political donations to one's self or to others if you don't have to worry about income, though.

Cross-posted at Voice of Mordor.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

All about Dave "Rubber Stamp" Camp

Hey, don't take our word for it, that "Rubber Stamp" bit; classifies Dave Camp as a "rank-and-file Republican".

As in, stinks of corporatism and is unable to think for himself without regular prodding from party officials or lobbyists (same diff, especially if you're a politician of the same mold as John "59 lobbyists as campaign advisers" McCain).

Do take a look at the content at the link above. Did you know that Camp ranks as "poor" relative to peers when it comes to bill sponsorship? Apparently Camp's rubber stamp on any bill he sponsors or co-sponsors ensures its death, even under the Republican majority in Congress from 1994 through 2006. Wonder what it feels like to be dissed 133 times in more than ten years by ones peers -- yeah, that's the number of Camp's bills that died in committee out of 143 total.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Dave Camp Scores Perfect Zero on the Environment

Rep. Dave Camp, the Congressional champion of the Dow Chemical Company, has had a perfect record of defending our area's worst polluter and now comes official word on just how bad a Congressman he really has been for the environment.

The League of Conservation Voters, an independent watchdog on environmental issues has just issued its latest National Environmental Scorecard that rates Camp a perfect zero, a distinction that only he earned for his dismal environmental voting record. That's right, no other Michigan member of Congress earned a perfect zero.

Many of our Democratic friends continue to vote for Dave because they "don't think he is THAT bad." Well, my friends, Camp is as bad as it gets.

When it comes to voting for the rich and powerful, Rubber Stamp Camp is always there. When it comes to supporting the Bush administration and Halliburton, you can count on Dave's vote.

But when it comes to clean energy, preserving our natural heritage and saving our planet, Dave Camp votes against it -- not just some of it -- but ALL of it.

Here's a complete rundown of the LCV scores for Michigan's Congressional delegation.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Dave Champions the Unborn, But Refuses to Help Kids Get Health Insurance

Dave Camp makes no bones that he stands by his Catholic roots and is opposed to abortion, but unlike Church leaders who support help for the poor and children, Camp votes consistently with his rich buddies to deny aid to the downtrodden and votes for tax cuts for the rich.

In just one more example of Camp's total disregard for the health of our children especially the millions of children in America who have no access to health insurance, Camp lived up to his nickname of Rubber Stamp Camp, voting in lockstep with the Bush Administration to oppose the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (SCHIP). Even though several other Michigan Republicans joined Democrats in passing the legislation and in favor of overriding a Presidential veto, Camp stubbornly refused to give kids a break. Here's how the vote went down on Oct. 18, 2007.

Friday, November 09, 2007

We Need Change In the Fourth District

"Both diapers and politicians need to be changed often - and for the same reason." Robin Williams in 'Man of the Year'
If there is one politician who needs changing it is certainly the errand boy for the neocons of the Bush administration. "You want a war in Iraq? I'll vote for that," says Dave Camp. "You want to spend billions on Blackwater? Why not"

The stink from Dave Camp's office is really ripe. The guy's been there waaaaay too long.

It's time for a change.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Iraq Spending Bill - Camp Votes No

The Iraq supplemental bill, which sets a certain date for withdrawing our troops from Iraq, passed out of the U.S. House today. Unsurprisingly, Dave Camp voted against the bill and to continue the war.

But U.S. Rep. Dave Camp, R-Midland, said the legislation would micromanage the war and send a signal to enemies of the United States that "they simply need to hold on a little longer to win."

Camp would prefer no exit strategy or accountability for the war. All the more reason to fire him come November 2008.

Friday, March 02, 2007

When is protecting our troops “anti-troop?”

Answer: when the Republicans–the ones who are lockstep with Bush’s muddled non-plan for his war in Iraq–say it is. Here is a question for you: if a member of your family was about to be sent to Iraq, wouldn’t you want him or her to have the best available equipment? Of course you would. This is why Representative Jack Murtha (who is a Vietnam veteran) is pushing a plan in Congress that prohibits President Bush from sending more of our sons and daughters to Iraq if they are not well-equipped.

Strangely, the Republicans in Congress are calling Murtha’s plan “anti-troop.” Anti-troop? Hmmm. By this reasoning, putting our children in car seats to protect them shows that we are anti-automobile. Or inoculating them against childhood diseases means we are anti-God (after all, we might be interfering with God’s will).

Either the Republicans have lost their ability to reason, or they value ideology over the lives of our sons and daughters. You might call Representative Dave Camp (his toll free numbers is: 1-800-342-2455) and ask him what he values most: the lives of our troops or sticking with the President‘s failed policy.

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