Posts Tagged ‘Stimulus’

Why do we need a New Voice?

August 4, 2010

My name is Jeff Hartline, and I am asking for your vote. Tomorrow is August 5th, the GOP Primary election day, and it is time to decide which Republican in Tennessee’s 5th District can defeat Jim Cooper in November. I firmly believe I am that candidate.

A few days ago we laid out a short list of Rep. Cooper’s most economically damaging votes in recent history. The people of the 5th district need to understand the reality of his actions compared to his words. Rep. Cooper has been involved in many key votes during his 18-year tenure. The votes below are some major switches in policy during his tenure.

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The 40th Vote

July 28, 2010

I want to be the 40th vote.

Assuming the Republican Party can retain every seat it currently holds in the U.S. House of Representatives, we would regain a majority in the House by one vote if 40 new conservatives were elected in November. This is a critical number for working families across America because this number will guarantee that a conservative majority controls the checkbook, debit and credit cards for the government.

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Cooper’s Votes to Remember

July 20, 2010

Rep. Jim Cooper, our current Representative in Washington, has long cast himself as a “Blue-Dog” conservative Democrat. In more recent memory, his voting record has moved markedly to the left and essentially placed him in lock-step with Speaker Pelosi. His “Blue-Dog” affiliation is weak at best.

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A response to Rep. Cooper’s “Slice Government” editorial

April 29, 2010

In Rep. Jim Cooper’s editorial in the Tennessean this week, he attempts to explain how we should “Slice Government, Close Loopholes.”

Rep. Cooper, I must say I was surprised by the content of your editorial. You succeed in bashing former President Reagan for raising spending, yet our current spending level is 1.2% higher (based on GDP) today than it was during Reagan’s Presidency, as evidenced by your editorial. You say the key is to find balance in government. This probably sounds great to most of the folks living in the Fifth District. However, I believe you miss the point entirely.

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What “Job Creation” really means…

March 12, 2010

What does $787 billion look like? Can you see it? Can you imagine how truly enormous that sum is?

Our government has been trumpeting the success of the 2009 Federal Stimulus bill for months, and it’s time we do one important evaluation: Job Creation. This link is a website created for disclosing the facts and details of the package. Let’s take a quick look.

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