#6 Senator Chris Dodd it is time to leave!

Posted on October 5, 2009. Filed under: Activism, Politics | Tags: , , , , |


 

 

Chris DoddSenator Chris Dodd (Dem) was first elected in 1980.  He will be up for re-election in 2010.

Looking at Healthcare, Senator Dodd has some radical ideas.  First he wants to force a government run system on the people.  Even worse, he is for the illegal aliens and all their children to be covered by the plan.  His theory is it will prevent the American population from catching things from them, and after all – they will pay.  In the healthcare plan, and in all the speeches it has been stated the premiums set for individuals and families based on their ability to pay.  In other words, the poor would pay very little and be subsidized (so to speak) by the people who are able to pay more.  Let’s say you have 50M illegal aliens, how much do you think the rest of working America will have to pay to make up the difference?

What is it that is so difficult for Senator Dodd to understand about the word illegal?  He appears reluctant or unwilling at best to address what they are going to do about enforcing the law.  This is criminal for a United States Senator to speak of “taking care” of all the millions of illegal aliens at the expense of the people who pay his paycheck.

This is a quote from the Senator:  “I’ve got a five-year-old and a two-year-old and one has a strep throat and the other has an infection of adenoids. But it’s important to know what families go through who have young children. I’m a US Senator. I’ve got a wonderful health care program. I want every single American in this country to have as good a health care program as every member of the US Congress. That ought to be something we’re going to stand there and fight for”.  Everyone applauds this concept.  Isn’t it strange that the Senate will not be participating in this government run program?  They will keep their benefits, and we will have something separate.  If it is so wonderful, why doesn’t he take it for his family?  Why doesn’t he propose the entire Senate be on the plan?

Voted YES on allowing patients to sue HMOs & collect punitive damages.

Vote to provide federal protections, such as access to specialty and emergency room care, and allow patients to sue health insurers in state and federal courts. Economic damages would not be capped, and punitive damages would be capped at $5 million.  Editorial Note:  This type of “sue mentality” without any caps is what has driven the insurance rates so high.  Senator Dodd has contributed to our rates being high, by voting yes on this bill.  Lawsuits cost everyone.

Voted NO on an amendment prohibiting minors crossing state lines for abortion

All I can say is the thought of a teenager sneaking across state lines for abortion (probably without parental knowledge) is a horrible thought.  How could he possibly justify allowing minors the right to cross state lines for abortions? 

Voted NO on criminal penalty for harming unborn fetus during other crime. (Mar 2004)

How could anyone say a crime had not been committed when an unborn fetus is harmed during the commission of a crime?  This is unbelievable!

Remember the hedge fund managers that have caused such turmoil with the market and investors over the last few years?

The Stanford Advocate (paper in his hometown), reported that Senator Dodd, the Senate Banking Committee chairman has stated his reluctance to hike taxes on hedge fund profits.  He led in political contributions (when he ran for President), $726,950, from the booming investment sector. The tax code allows hedge fund executives to pay capital gains taxes at 15% instead of paying the personal income tax rate at 35%.” Senator Dodd raised campaign money from these hedgefund managers, and then the legislation which would raise their tax rate got killed afterwards.  Does anyone believe this was a coincidence?  The hedgefund managers had a huge part in the economic upheaval on Wall Street over the past several years.

Voted NO on Balanced-budget constitutional amendment. (Mar 1997)

Don’t we all want the government to have constraints legally that bind them to doing the right thing and balancing the budget?  Shouldn’t a United States Senator that represents America be fiscally responsible?  Why would he not vote to have a balanced budget?  As Americans, do we have to balance our checkbooks?  Can we spend unchecked without any consequences?

Senator Dodd admitted to adding a loophole in the Stimulus package that would allow AIG executives to get bonuses

He admits to adding the loophole so the amendment would pass!  Is this kind of “deal making” in the best interest of the country?

See link below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GoK0539Gl4

Voted YES on allowing illegal aliens to participate in Social Security. (May 2006)

How does it feel to have worked all your life in America and have to share your pension with the illegals?  This is something Senator Dodd thinks is “ok”.

And as if that weren’t enough, take a look at this:  Last year, Congress overwhelmingly passed bipartisan legislation granting immunity to telecommunications companies that have cooperated with federal authorities’ anti-terrorism efforts.  Senator Chris Dodd, the extremely vulnerable incumbent Democrat, has re-introduced legislation to open those telecom firms to civil and criminal lawsuits.  So we vote to grant immunity to gain help last year on anti-terrorism and now he wants to penalize them for helping us.

This man hasn’t exhibited common sense, or morals.  Otherwise how could he possibly stand for the items listed above?  There are dozens of other equally bad choices this Senator has made in his career representing the people.  Senator Dodd is not serving the American people.  It is time for the Senator to go.  We the people deserve better.

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