Disclosure: I worked for the Lamont campaign doing web design and production and some writing for the official blog (from 9/5/06 to 11/07/06).

Thursday, September 14, 2006


Sen. Lieberman's Term Off

Bueller? Bueller?:

Lieberman skipping “votes on jobs that mattered to people”:
-SKIPPED VOTE to expend the Temporary Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 2002 (1/22/03)
-SKIPPED VOTE to provide emergency disaster assistance to agricultural producers (1/22/03)
-SKIPPED VOTE to provide minimum funding requirements for pension plans (1/22/03)
-SKIPPED VOTE to repeal the authorities and requirements for a base closure round in 2005 (6/4/03)
-SKIPPED VOTE to extended unemployment insurance (7/10/03)
-SKIPPED VOTE to implement the United States-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (7/31/03)
-SKIPPED VOTE to implement the United States-Chile Free Trade Agreement (7/31/03)
-SKIPPED VOTE to restore funding for certain programs under the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (9/4/03)
-SKIPPED VOTE to provide emergency relief for healthcare/schools/transportation needs & create 95,000 new jobs (10/14/03)
-SKIPPED VOTE to pass the Pension Protection Act of 2006 (08/03/06)

Lieberman skipping “votes on defense that mattered to people”:
-SKIPPED VOTE to allow full access to Tricare for National Guard and Reserve Personnel and their families (3/25/03).
-SKIPPED VOTE to Support Department of Defense Operations in Iraq for Fiscal Year 2003 (4/3/03)
-SKIPPED VOTE to pass the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance bill (5/8/03)
-SKIPPED VOTE to pass Military Construction and Department of Defense appropriations bills (7/11/03)
-SKIPPED VOTE to provide National Guard and Reserve forces access to TRICARE (7/16/03)
-SKIPPED VOTE to pass Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2007 (9/7/06)

Lieberman skipping “votes making the tax code fairer [that] could have protected middle-class taxpayers”:
-SKIPPED VOTE to pass the Armed Forces Tax Fairness Act of 2003 (3/27/03)
-SKIPPED VOTE to accelerate the child tax credit (7/9/03)
-SKIPPED VOTE to fund homeland security by reducing the Bush tax cuts for those making $1 million or more (7/24/03)

Lieberman skipping “votes that could have really helped clean up our environment”:
-SKIPPED VOTE to allow the suspension of the renewable fuel program (6/3/03)
-SKIPPED VOTE to allow states to participate in the renewable fuel program (6/3/03).
-SKIPPED VOTE to provide for equal liability treatment of vehicle fuels and fuel additives (6/5/03)
-SKIPPED VOTE to eliminate requirements for ocean oil drilling exploration (6/12/03)
-SKIPPED VOTE to improve the system for enhancing automobile fuel efficiency (7/29/03)
-SKIPPED VOTE to impose strengthen automobile fuel economy and reduce vehicle emissions (7/29/03)
-SKIPPED VOTE to pass the Energy Policy Act of 2003 (7/31/03)
-SKIPPED VOTE to change requirements of hazardous fuels reduction projects (10/30/03)
-SKIPPED VOTE to ensure protection of old-growth forests (10/30/03)
-SKIPPED VOTE to pass the Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003 (10/30/03)
-SKIPPED VOTE to improve the operation of energy markets (11/05/03)
-SKIPPED VOTE to prohibit energy market manipulation (11/05/03)
-SKIPPED VOTE to restrict the use of funds for certain conservation programs (11/06/03)
-SKIPPED VOTE to pass the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006 (08/01/06)

another great idea for a TV commercial; just list every one of these lieberman skipped votes, just like you have listed them here, scrolling down the TV screen continously for 1 minute, with some message-relevant & easily recognized accompanying music (ie, like the song "working 9 to 5") that frames joe as being, what, a lazy bum, or an irresponsible jerk?

this would make a perfect MoveOn ad; they certainly owe us one!
LETTER: Our absentee Senator, Joe Lieberman

To the Editor:
How much longer are you willing to accept only partial representation in the U.S. Senate?
Recently, Sen. Joe Lieberman failed to vote for or against a budget that included $50 billion for 6 months of action in Iraq and Afghanistan. Lieberman failed to vote for or against requiring the administration to report to congress every 3 months on whether Iraq is in a civil war.

Lieberman failed to vote for or against adding $200 million to hunt down terrorist leaders. Lieberman failed to vote for or against adding $20 million for a public relations contract to generate positive news coverage about Iraq.

Why is Lieberman not voting on these bills? Could it be that he is paralyzed by the upcoming election and is now not even willing to vote his convictions? What kind of message does this send to the citizens of Connecticut?

Think about it. I have. That's why I'm asking you to join me in voting for Ned Lamont for U.S. Senate. It's way past time for a change.

Donald M. Currey
East Hartford

tparty, you are on FIRE, man! Bravo!
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