Monday, March 5, 2012

The most liberal US Senator: Sherrod Brown. My oppo Target #1

In 2011, among the National Journal’s annual rankings, Sherrod Brown tied with eight other members for the title of the most liberal member of Congress.

Rated 25% by the US COC, indicating an anti-business voting record. Enough said. Please do not gag on your keyboard when you look at this voting record.

He faces a GOP up-and-comer Josh Mandel in the US Senate Race. My God Looking at his voting record, Brown could serioulsy be considered the epidemy of liberal rule:

Check it out:

Sherrod Brown on Foreign Policy

Voted NO on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Oct 2008)
Voted YES on deterring foreign arms transfers to China. (Jul 2005)
Voted NO on reforming the UN by restricting US funding. (Jun 2005)
Voted YES on keeping Cuba travel ban until political prisoners released. (Jul 2001)
Voted NO on withholding $244M in UN Back Payments until US seat restored. (May 2001)
Voted YES on $156M to IMF for 3rd-world debt reduction. (Jul 2000)
Voted NO on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China. (May 2000)
Voted YES on $15.2 billion for foreign operations. (Nov 1999)
Allow Americans to travel to Cuba. (May 2000)
Member of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus. (Jan 2001)
Multi-year commitment to Africa for food & medicine. (Apr 2001)
Impose sanctions and an import ban on Burma. (Oct 2007)
Implement Darfur Peace Agreement with UN peacekeeping force. (Feb 2008)
Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide of the early 1900s. (Mar 2007)
Develop a strategy to protect civilians in Darfur. (Feb 2007)
Condemn violence by Chinese government in Tibet. (Apr 2008)
Pressure friendly Arab states to end Israeli boycott. (Oct 2007)

Sherrod Brown on Free Trade

Supports fair trade; opposes exporting jobs. (Oct 2006)
Fight against unfair trade agreements. (Jan 2006)
Voted NO on promoting free trade with Peru. (Dec 2007)
Voted NO on implementing CAFTA, Central America Free Trade. (Jul 2005)
Voted NO on implementing US-Australia Free Trade Agreement. (Jul 2004)
Voted NO on implementing US-Singapore free trade agreement. (Jul 2003)
Voted NO on implementing free trade agreement with Chile. (Jul 2003)
Voted YES on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
Voted NO on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
Rated 44% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues. (Dec 2002)
Extend trade restrictions on Burma to promote democracy. (Jun 2007)
Tariffs against countries undervaluing their currency. (May 2009)
Sponsored bill to review free trade agreements biennially. (Jun 2009)
Sponsored bill imposing tariffs for manipulating currency. (Feb 2011)
No MFN for China; condition trade on human rights. (Nov 1999)

Sherrod Brown on Government Reform

Voted YES on Congressional pay raise. (Jul 2009)
Voted YES on providing a US House seat for the District of Columbia. (Feb 2009)
Voted YES on granting the District of Columbia a seat in Congress. (Sep 2007)
Voted NO on requiring photo ID to vote in federal elections. (Jul 2007)
Voted NO on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
Voted NO on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
Voted NO on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
Voted NO on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
Voted NO on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
Voted YES on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
Voted NO on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
Criminalize false or deceptive info about elections. (Nov 2005)
Reject photo ID requirements for voting. (Sep 2005)
Establish the United States Public Service Academy. (Mar 2007)
Prohibit voter intimidation in federal elections. (Mar 2007)
Prohibit 'voter caging' which intimidates minority voting. (Nov 2007)
Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)

Sherrod Brown on Gun Control
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Voted NO on allowing firearms in checked baggage on Amtrak trains. (Apr 2009)
Voted NO on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers. (Oct 2005)
Voted NO on prohibiting suing gunmakers & sellers for gun misuse. (Apr 2003)
Voted NO on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1. (Jun 1999)
Rated F by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun control voting record. (Dec 2003)

Sherrod Brown on Health Care

Voted NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (May 2011)
Voted YES on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Jun 2009)
Voted YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
Voted YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare. (Jul 2008)
Voted NO on means-testing to determine Medicare Part D premium. (Mar 2008)
Voted NO on allowing tribal Indians to opt out of federal healthcare. (Feb 2008)
Voted YES on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility. (Nov 2007)
Voted YES on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D. (Apr 2007)
Voted NO on denying non-emergency treatment for lack of Medicare co-pay. (Feb 2006)
Voted NO on limiting medical malpractice lawsuits to $250,000 damages. (May 2004)
Voted NO on limited prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients. (Nov 2003)
Voted YES on allowing reimportation of prescription drugs. (Jul 2003)
Voted NO on small business associations for buying health insurance. (Jun 2003)
Voted NO on capping damages & setting time limits in medical lawsuits. (Mar 2003)
Voted NO on allowing suing HMOs, but under federal rules & limited award. (Aug 2001)
Voted NO on subsidizing private insurance for Medicare Rx drug coverage. (Jun 2000)
Voted NO on banning physician-assisted suicide. (Oct 1999)
Voted NO on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts. (Oct 1999)
MEDS Plan: Cover senior Rx under Medicare. (Jan 2001)
Rated 100% by APHA, indicating a pro-public health record. (Dec 2003)
Provide mental health services for older Americans. (May 2005)
Improve services for people with autism & their families. (Apr 2007)
Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
Preserve access to Medicaid & SCHIP during economic downturn. (Apr 2008)
Expand the National Health Service Corps. (Mar 2009)
Expedited licensing for biosimilar products. (Mar 2009)
Collect data on birth defects and present to the public. (Apr 1998)
Make health care a right, not a privilege. (Nov 1999)

Sherrod Brown on Homeland Security

Voted every time in favor of final intelligence budgets. (Oct 2006)
Voted NO on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
Voted NO on cutting $221M in benefits to Filipinos who served in WWII US Army. (Apr 2008)
Voted YES on requiring FISA court warrant to monitor US-to-foreign calls. (Feb 2008)
Voted NO on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
Voted YES on limiting soldiers' deployment to 12 months. (Jul 2007)
Voted YES on implementing the 9/11 Commission report. (Mar 2007)
Voted NO on allowing electronic surveillance without a warrant. (Sep 2006)
Voted YES on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight. (Apr 2006)
Voted NO on federalizing rules for driver licenses to hinder terrorists. (Feb 2005)
Voted NO on continuing military recruitment on college campuses. (Feb 2005)
Voted YES on supporting new position of Director of National Intelligence. (Dec 2004)
Voted NO on adopting the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. (Oct 2004)
Voted YES on emergency $78B for war in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Apr 2003)
Voted YES on permitting commercial airline pilots to carry guns. (Jul 2002)
Voted NO on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill. (Jul 1999)
Voted NO on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
End the use of anti-personnel mines. (Mar 2001)
Rated 100% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record. (Dec 2003)
Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
Address abuses of electronic monitoring in the workplace. (Apr 1993)
Restore habeas corpus for detainees in the War on Terror. (Jun 2007)
Establish global strategy to defeat al Qaeda. (Feb 2008)
Military spouses don't lose voting residency while abroad. (Feb 2009)
Expand health services for women veterans. (Mar 2009)

Sherrod Brown on Immigration

Voted YES on continuing federal funds for declared "sanctuary cities". (Mar 2008)
Voted NO on comprehensive immigration reform. (Jun 2007)
Voted NO on declaring English as the official language of the US government. (Jun 2007)
Voted YES on eliminating the "Y" nonimmigrant guestworker program. (May 2007)
Voted YES on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
Voted YES on preventing tipping off Mexicans about Minuteman Project. (Jun 2006)
Voted NO on reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment. (May 2004)
Voted YES on extending Immigrant Residency rules. (May 2001)
Voted NO on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)
Rated 25% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. (Dec 2006)

Sherrod Brown on Jobs

Our trade policy hemorrhages manufacturing jobs. (Dec 2005)
Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Nov 2008)
Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
Voted NO on terminating legal challenges to English-only job rules. (Mar 2008)
Voted YES on limiting farm subsidies to people earning under $750,000. (Dec 2007)
Voted YES on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Jun 2007)
Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Feb 2007)
Voted NO on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
Voted NO on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
Voted NO on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
Require full disclosure of outsourced employees. (Feb 2001)
Rated 100% by the AFL-CIO, indicating a pro-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
Form unions by card-check instead of secret ballot. (Mar 2009)
Extend unemployment compensation during recession. (Jan 2008)
Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue. (Jan 2009)
Stronger enforcement against gender-based pay discrimination. (Jan 2009)

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Sherrod Brown on Principles & Values

Voted with Democratic Party 96.9% of 318 votes. (Sep 2007)
Endorsed by conservative group that cares about tax fairness. (Oct 2006)
This state and this country need a new direction. (Dec 2005)
Voted YES on confirming of Sonia Sotomayor to Supreme Court. (Aug 2009)
Religious affiliation: Lutheran. (Nov 2000)
Rated 75% by the AU, a mixed record on church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. (Nov 2007)

Sherrod Brown on Social Security

Privatizing undermines Social Security’s finances. (Sep 2006)
Voted NO on establishing reserve funds & pre-funding for Social Security. (Mar 2007)
Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
Voted NO on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
Voted YES on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
Reject proposals for private saving accounts. (May 2002)
Rated 100% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)

Sherrod Brown on Tax Reform

2006: Did you get any of the Bush tax cuts? (Aug 2008)
DeWine’s ads doctor WTC photos to distort my record on taxes. (Oct 2006)
Voted YES on increasing tax rate for people earning over $1 million. (Mar 2008)
Voted NO on allowing AMT reduction without budget offset. (Mar 2008)
Voted NO on raising the Death Tax exemption to $5M from $1M. (Feb 2008)
Voted NO on repealing the Alternative Minimum Tax. (Mar 2007)
Voted NO on raising estate tax exemption to $5 million. (Mar 2007)
Voted NO on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Dec 2005)
Voted YES on providing tax relief and simplification. (Sep 2004)
Voted NO on making permanent an increase in the child tax credit. (May 2004)
Voted YES on permanently eliminating the marriage penalty. (Apr 2004)
Voted NO on making the Bush tax cuts permanent. (Apr 2002)
Voted NO on $99 B economic stimulus: capital gains & income tax cuts. (Oct 2001)
Voted NO on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years. (May 2001)
Voted NO on eliminating the Estate Tax ("death tax"). (Apr 2001)
Voted NO on eliminating the "marriage penalty". (Jul 2000)
Voted NO on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business. (Mar 2000)
American People's Dividend: Give $300 to every person. (Feb 2001)
Rated 27% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
Rated 100% by the CTJ, indicating support of progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)

Sherrod Brown on Technology

Voted YES on $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
Voted YES on establishing "network neutrality" (non-tiered Internet). (Jun 2006)
Voted YES on increasing fines for indecent broadcasting. (Feb 2005)
Voted NO on promoting commercial human space flight industry. (Nov 2004)
Voted YES on banning Internet gambling by credit card. (Jun 2003)
Voted NO on allowing telephone monopolies to offer Internet access. (Feb 2002)
Promote internet via Congressional Internet Caucus. (Jan 2001)
Facilitate nationwide 2-1-1 phone line for human services. (Jan 2007)
Require websites to police for copyrighted materials. (May 2011)
Overturn FCC approval of media consolidation. (Mar 2008)
Terminate funding for the superconducting super collider. (Feb 1993)

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Sherrod Brown on War & Peace

Instruct the military to come up with a withdrawal plan. (Oct 2006)
Iraq has distracted the War on Terror and made us less safe. (Oct 2006)
Voted against $87 billion that went to Halliburton. (Oct 2006)
Safe, orderly troop withdrawal from Iraq by Oct. 2006. (Dec 2005)
Bush and Cheney lied about Iraq. (Dec 2005)
Voted YES on redeploying non-essential US troops out of Iraq in 9 months. (Dec 2007)
Voted NO on designating Iran's Revolutionary Guards as terrorists. (Sep 2007)
Voted YES on redeploying US troops out of Iraq by March 2008. (Mar 2007)
Voted NO on declaring Iraq part of War on Terror with no exit date. (Jun 2006)
Voted YES on approving removal of Saddam & valiant service of US troops. (Mar 2004)
Voted NO on authorizing military force in Iraq. (Oct 2002)
Voted NO on disallowing the invasion of Kosovo. (May 1999)
Condemns anti-Muslim bigotry in name of anti-terrorism. (Oct 2001)
Deploy UN multinational peacekeeping force in Darfur. (Jul 2007)
Require Congress' approval before military action in Iran. (Oct 2007)
Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)

Sherrod Brown on Welfare & Poverty
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Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
Voted YES on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
Voted NO on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
Voted NO on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
Reduce the concentration of wealth & wage inequality. (Nov 1999)

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I strongly and proudly endorse Josh mandel for the US Senate (R) Ohio.

Todd Klimson

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