Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Rubber Stamping report

"Rubber Stamp" Camp continues to vote for Party above constituents. Being a rubber stamp for the RNC means one doesn't have to get all sweaty while straining to think or actually get feedback from constituents. Just follow the Party talking points, nod your head like one of those toy dogs in the back window of a Buick, and done! It's a gravy job indoors, no heavy lifting; nice work if you can buy it.

Here's this past week's rubber stamps, read 'em and weep:

Fair Minimum Wage Act - Vote Passed (315-116, 4 Not Voting)

This House bill would raise the minimum wage from $5.15 per hour to $7.25 over the next two years.

Rep. Dave Camp voted NO

Never mind that constituents in Michigan have already insisted on changing the minimum wage through pressure on their state legislature because they couldn't wait around for their Congressional representative to actually help them with this at federal level...

Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act - Vote Passed (253-174, 8 Not Voting)

This House bill would expand federal funding of embryonic stem cell research

Rep. Dave Camp voted NO

Wonder how all the folks in the 4th CD with diseases like diabetes and heart disease feel about this vote? I'm also wondering how many constituents in the 4th CD actually DIE every year from diseases that could have been treated with gene therapy...but being a member of the "Culture of Life" means Camp doesn't have to strain himself too hard thinking about those complicated numbers.

Medicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Act - Vote Passed (255-170, 10 Not Voting)

This House bill would require the government to negotiate Medicare prescription drug prices with pharmaceutical companies.

Rep. Dave Camp voted NO

Don't you wonder how many folks fell into the donut hole this past year, while "Rubber Stamp" collected his dividends on his Pfizer stock? Don't you wonder how many folks might have to choose between heat, making the rent, food or their meds last year and this winter, all because "Rubber Stamp" Camp voted to enrich himself under the last Congress? ('s called "conflict of interest.")


Camp caught a clue on the Implementing the 9/11Commission Recommendations Act and voted YES to support all the Commission's recommendations, but he had to wait for a Democratic majority to field this before he bothered himself with it.

Ugh. What a slacker.

Can hardly contain myself, giddy with anticipation over the prospects of yet another rubber stamping next week; watch his performance on these up-and-coming bills. Odds are even he'll vote Party line using RNC talking points rather than strain himself into a sweat checking with citizens in his district.

Upcoming Votes:

To reduce interest rates for student borrowers - H.R.5
This bill would cut the interest rate on subsidized undergraduate student loans from 6.8% to 3.4%.
To end subsidies for big oil and invest in renewable energy - H.R.6
The House is scheduled to take up this bill that would end certain oil company incentives.


At 1:34 PM, Blogger KevinMB said...

can someone explain to me how this NON-representative fooled the voters (AGAIN) into re-electing him when they/WE (the people) replaced so many other NON-representative incumbents? I'm confused!

At 3:05 PM, Blogger John B. said...

This is a very well gerrymandered district and home to a lot of conservative Democrats who have no clue how Camp votes against their interests. Combine that with a district where the local media is all chain-owned and doesn't give a rat's hair about local politics and you a recipe for a disaster.

It is our job to point folks to the truth about Dave Camp and this blog is a step in that direction.

At 10:31 AM, Blogger FemmeMalheureuse said...

"Oh, come on, now!! He such a nice boy!! He's so pretty!! He looks like a nice guy!!"

Blecch. Therein is the reason why Camp continues to win. Many of the red-leaning and indy voters in this district are incredibly shallow people who put appearances above substance. (Unfortunately I've had to work with a good number of these same people, including some folks who've even campaigned or interned for the man. Shallow indeed.) Camp wins because he's cut from the same mold as Schuette -- all hat, no cowboy -- and an easy mark for corporations.

Kind of like the perfect prom date: nice dress, pretty face, and easy.


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