Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The Representation That Money Can Buy

The following resolution passed at the 5th District Democratic Convention in Statesville last Saturday:
WHEREAS, Rep. Virginia Foxx voted against the National School Lunch Program (H.Res.362), which in 2009 provided over 31,000,000 meals to school children daily across the nation (more than 800,000 in North Carolina), a hot school lunch being the most nutritious and for many of these children the only meal of the day; and,

WHEREAS, Rep. Virginia Foxx voted against the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, which has amounted to $168,291,173 of "stimulus" contracts, loans, and grants for North Carolina's 5th District, saving over 209 jobs in the 5th District for local teachers, fire fighters, and police; and,

WHEREAS, Rep. Virginia Foxx voted against the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a bill which will close the prescription drug donut hole for 119,000 Medicare recipients in the 5th District, will allow affordable insurance for 53,000 5th District residents who are uninsured, and will improve insurance coverage for 408,000 5th District residents; and,

WHEREAS, Rep. Virginia Foxx philosophically opposes Medicare and supports privatization of Social Security, both vital safety nets for our senior citizens; and,

WHEREAS, Rep. Virginia Foxx voted against the Credit Cardholders Bill of Rights (H.R.627), which stopped credit card companies from some of their most corrupt lending practices; and,

WHEREAS, Rep. Virginia Foxx voted against the Helping Families Save Their Homes Act of 2009 (H.R.1106), which allowed judges to modify mortgage loans for bankrupt homeowners; and,

WHEREAS, Rep. Virginia Foxx voted against reauthorization of the Children's Health Insurance Program (H.R.2); and,

WHEREAS, Rep. Virginia Foxx voted against providing money for school repairs and for creating good jobs in the construction industry (H.R.2187); and,

WHEREAS, Rep. Virginia Foxx voted against two bills that made sure women were paid the same as men for doing the same job (H.R.12 and H.R.11);

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that incumbent Rep. Virginia Foxx is a representative for special interests and is not a representative of the hard-working people of the 5th Congressional District of North Carolina.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gee, that 5th District Democrat Convention resolution is really scary.

Are you hoping Foxx will just quit after she hears about it?

Pathetic.

Olevet69 said...

And your point is? Are you defending the indefensible?