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80+ of light bulb banner Fred Upton's worst votes on behalf of Big Green
Western Tradition Partnership ^ | 12/4/10 | Donald Ferguson

Posted on 12/07/2010 2:48:05 PM PST by Western Tradition Partnership

The following letter and 83-vote report was issued to incoming Speaker John Boehner and members of the GOP steering committee Tuesday morning. You can read the full report at

Congressman Boehner and Members of the Steering Committee:

Western Tradition Partnership is the nation’s largest and most active citizen grassroots lobby dedicated to protecting our jobs, our property and our freedoms and prosperity from radical environmentalism.

We do just one thing, and we do it well – we hold accountable any public official who sides with environmentalists against consumers, property owners, employees and employers.

We are the nation’s only truly grassroots opponent to “Big Green,” and we are proud to report that not only are we highly effective, we are also growing rapidly across the country.

That’s why we need to talk.

In 2006, Republicans lost their House majority in large part because conservative activists stayed home, disgusted by the GOP’s record of runaway spending, and their lust for a larger and more powerful federal bureaucracy.

Based on reports concerning the potential Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, it is apparent you have not learned your lesson.

Naming Fred Upton to chair the House Energy and Commerce Committee would be the same abandonment of principle and “politics as usual” that led the conservative base to stay home in 2006, handing the majority to Nancy Pelosi.

Upton’s record of allying with Big Green to kill jobs, grow the federal bureaucracy, seize private property is well-documented,and would help to kill any good will the House may hold with conservative activists and “Tea Partiers.”

Handing the gavel to Upton will be a clear signal this majority wishes to continue the radical green policies of President Obama and Speaker Pelosi. Do not repeat the mistakes of past Republican majorities. Our differences with Upton are many and substantive.

The 83 votes listed below are just some of the many times Upton has voted with Big Green, and against employees, employers, property owners and consumers...


KEYWORDS: boehner; energy; environment; upton

1 posted on 12/07/2010 2:48:08 PM PST by Western Tradition Partnership
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To: Western Tradition Partnership
WTP, I see you signed up on 10-4, welcome to FR and thanks for posting the link. I'll check it out.


2 posted on 12/07/2010 4:33:31 PM PST by Spitzensparkin1 (Arrest and deport all illegal aliens. Illegal is not a race - it is a crime. WhooRaah! Arizona!)
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To: Western Tradition Partnership

I was very upset when I heard he had gained that position. Still am...I’m letting the elected leaders know how pissed I am...

3 posted on 12/07/2010 8:30:06 PM PST by bronxville
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To: Western Tradition Partnership

Fred Upton voting record:


Voted YES for TARP
Voted YES on the auto bailout
Voted YES on Cash for Clunkers


Voted NO on 7 of the last 9 RSC Budgets
Voted YES on the Farm Bill
Voted YES on the 2005 Highway Bill
Voted NO to cap farm subsidies
Voted YES four times to extend unemployment benefits
Voted NO to end milk subsidies
Voted NO to cut sugar subsidies
Voted NO to cut NEA spending
Voted NO to cut AMTRAK spending
Voted YES to increase funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Got a 53% on the Club’s 2009 RePORK Card
Got a 42% on the Club’s 2007 RePORK Card


Voted YES on Patriot Tax – a surtax on high income earners

Voted YES for Sarbanes-Oxley
Voted YES to increase the minimum wage
Voted YES on energy bill with new CAFÉ standards and tax hikes
Voted NO to waive Davis-Bacon
Voted YES to criminalize “price-gouging”


Voted YES to force 527s to disclose their donors
Voted YES on McCain-Feingold
Voted YES on the 527 Reform Act

Voted YES for SCHIP


Voted NO to privatize postal service for 20 communities
Voted 7 of 9 times to increase congressional pay

Voted YES on No Child Left Behind

4 posted on 12/08/2010 11:40:27 AM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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