Be an Informed Voter

I came across the following website a few days ago


It has the voting records for Congressman and Senators over the last few years. Take the time and look up the candidates and see how they voted on issues that are important to you. One of the best indicators as to what someone will do when the are elected is what they did in the past.

Remember the Childrens Health Insurance Reauthorization Bill that was in the news a few months ago? It would not only reauthorize this program but expand it and increase tobacco taxes to help fund it. It was big news when the Democrats accused Bush of being a child hater when he vetoed it. Well, guess how Hillary Clinton voted on this when it came up in November. She didn't vote at all. And in October, there was a bill to prohibit funding to groups that perform non life threatening abortions. How did Hillary vote? Once again, she didn't vote.

I am getting tired of hearing people say they are going to vote for Clinton because she is a woman, or McCain because he is a war hero, etc., etc. You should vote for the candidate that you feel will be best for the country, not who has the best hairstyle. I can stand up in front of an audience and say that I'm going to fix health care, lower taxes, help the poor and end the war in Iraq. Does that make me a good candidate for President? I'm honest, so why wouldn't you vote for me? OK, so maybe my hair isn't nice as John Edwards, but remember, actions speak louder than words. So check your candidate's voting record to see if they are telling you the truth or just telling you what you want to hear.

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