Skip to comments.Republican Jo Ann Emerson Sponsoring union bailout bill! Rino alert
Posted on 05/26/2010 8:37:47 AM PDT by bilhosty
is back in the news today as one of nine members of the U.S. House of Representatives sponsoring H.R. 3936, a $165 billion union pension bailout bill. But why?
It could be that the seven-term Republican elected in the 8th Congressional District of Southeast Missouri simply loves bailouts. After all, she did vote for the Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP) and Cash for Clunkers. But I dont think her love for bailouts is the main reason why she is behind the bill.
Instead, I think her sponsorship of the union bailout bill stems from the fact that she is married to Ron Gladney.
In a May 3 post, I pointed out that her second husband is both a Democrat and an labor union attorney for St. Louis-based Bartley Goffstein LLC and that, according to Federal Election Commission records, she has received campaign contributions from a variety of union entities, including the AFL-CIO and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). And thats not
Put her on the list. She’s out. Finished.
We need to hammer all of them hard.
Does she have a GOP Primary opponent? This is critical. We’ve got to get to work on this right away.
You’re right; she’s a TRAITOR!!!!
Come on “Show Me State” Freepers; let’s get on this.
I’d prefer a democrat to a RINO any day of the week.
It is just more proof of how ineffective the GOP will be. It doesn’t matter what party they all cave and pander to special interest and we get stuck with the bill and the results.
We need to eliminate career politicians and quite frankly we need to eliminate the two party system we have witnessed how easy it is for marxists to inflitrate our system and take over a party.
Until we actually start fixing the problems within our system we will never make progress and will continue to be slaves to the miscreants.
WHAT? Political PAYBACK at taxpayer expense? Sounds IMPOSSIBLE doesn’t it??!!
She “inherited” this seat from her late husband, Bill Emerson, who had a lock on SE Missouri politics for decades. She’s never been a “real” conservative, and as the article points out, her second husband is a Democrat activist, fundraiser, and union lawyer. The sad thing here is that her district is SOLIDLY conservative and we could get a much better rep than her, if someone had the cajones to oppose her in a primary.
Too late for a primary challenge?
This is far, far worse than Dede Scozzofava.
I am tired of this crap
Wives of politician rarely work out. Most of the are nothing more than “Society B*tches”. Look at Sonny Bono’s wife. I mean would you want McPain’s wife to take his place?
Another sell out RINO, and another Marxist lawyer. It will never end.
How can you tell them apart?.
One stabs you in the back. The other one is honest enough to let you see it coming.
Last week, a Facebook friend whose family is fairly active in the Democratic party became a fan of Jo Ann Emerson. At the time I thought it was strange, perhaps not so strange after seeing this.
Been stabed by both.
Her opponent is Bob Parker
You can hit them full force without OTHERS (ahem) accusing you of not pulling together behind the “republican” and bending over to take one for the team.
Which has happened on this site more than I care to remember.
Bob Parker is challenging JoAnn in the primary. He’s gaining traction but too many pubbies think Emerson can’t be beaten. However, I personally don’t know anyone who really wants to vote for her. I’m on my ITouch & can’t link but his site is electbobparker.com, if memory serves me. Check it out! I would love to see Bob get some support.
Capitol Hill switchboard is 202-224-3121, 202 225 3121 toll free 1-877-762-8762 (these numbers are from the obamacare fight)
We had a Patriot Rally & Emerson & Paul Curtman were there. She got an ear full & before she left one of the organizers told her “we’re watching you.” Her office called back a couple of times to assure she knew we were watching. Apparently, she still doesn’t believe it. Parker needs feet on the ground, lots of feet. I think she carried the district with 71%. It’s time for her to go!
Thro the Bumette out.
Who is Parker? He GOP Primary opponent?
Dump her. Find an AIP candidate or a Constitution candidate or even a Libertarian and work HARD!
Thank you for what you’re doing. Keep up the good work.
This RINO needs to be voted out; use her duplicity against her.
This person has to be the Rep for the area in which Rush Limbaugh grew up.
Can anyone get this info to him?
Bob is a cattle rancher, conservative, firm believer in the Constitution. He’s very active in his community & isn’t afraid to speak out. Thanks for asking about him. Even if he doesn’t win the primary I hope he gives her a run for her money!
Who is he/she and what's his/her web site? I'll contribute.
Old news: unfortunately Paul Ryan is on this list as well.
H.R. 3936: Preserve Benefits and Jobs Act of 2009
To amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow time for pensions to fund benefit obligations in light of economic circumstances in the financial markets of 2008, and for other purposes.
Preserve Benefits and Jobs Act of 2009 - Amends the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and the Internal Revenue Code to: (1) allow a sponsor of a single-employer defined benefit pension plan to elect in 2009 or 2010 extended amortization periods (9 or 15 years) for investment losses incurred in prior years; (2) allow an increase in the valuation range of plan assets; (3) use the funded status of a plan in 2008 to determine benefit restrictions in 2009 and 2010 and prohibit the use of credit balances by pension plans that are under 80% funded in the prior year; (4) exclude plan-related administrative expenses (including investment expenses) from normal cost targets; (5) delay until 2012 the application of certain benefit restrictions to collectively bargained plans; and (6) require a 120% funding target for plans adopting ad hoc amendments that allow lump sum benefits payments and increased plan liabilities. Revises rules relating to information reporting and reportable events. Calculates the amount of any pension plan guarantee by the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) using the date of plan termination rather than the date of a plan bankruptcy filing. Amends ERISA provisions relating to multiemployer pension plans to: (1) allow such plans to elect alternative amortization plans and valuation methods in 2009 and 2010 for investment losses; (2) extend by five years the funding improvement period for plans in endangered or critical status; (3) permit multiemployer plans to merge or form alliances with other plans; and (4) increase PBGC guarantees for insolvent plans to increase participant benefits.
Jo Ann Emerson [R-MO8]
Steven LaTourette [R-OH14]
John Linder [R-GA7]
Thaddeus McCotter [R-MI11]
Tim Murphy [R-PA18]
Peter Roskam [R-IL6]
Aaron Schock [R-IL18]
Patrick Tiberi [R-OH12]
Mike Pence [R-IN6] (withdrawn)
LINDER ISSUES STATEMENT RESPONDING TO FOX NEWS’ FALSE CLAIMS THAT REPUBLICANS SUPPORT LEGISLATION THAT GIVES TAXPAYER MONEY TO UNIONS
May 26, 2010
Contact: Jennifer Drogus
Washington, DC—Representative John Linder (R-GA) issued the following statement in response to Fox News Channel’s Geri Willis, regarding the mistaken report she issued yesterday stating that Republicans were supporting a bill that would bail out unions:
I would like to provide a bit of clarity in response to the false information provided yesterday on Fox News about my alleged support of a Big Union Bailout.” First and foremost, I have opposed all bailouts from the beginning and continue to despise this cowardice that puts the American taxpayer on the hook for overpromised benefits and underperforming profits.
The legislation I support would allow employers additional time to recover from the 2008 asset losses and flexibility in order to catch up on pension funding requirements imposed under the Pension Protection Act of 2006—at no cost to the American taxpayer. Our economy has failed to rebound as expected and Democratic policies have only provided businesses greater tax uncertainty and new health care burdens. To counteract these damaging policies, while protecting both taxpayers and pensioners, I co-sponsored a bill to allow employers between 9 or 15 years, instead of the current 7 years allowed under the Pension Protection Act, to rebound from investment losses. The pension funding relief I support was broad and received wide-ranging praise from businesses and organizations of many sizes and stripes including the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A., Southern Company, Mirant Corporation and Fox Entertainment Group.
By providing employers some options in fulfilling their pension obligations, employers will hopefully be spared from making the more difficult choice between funding future pension obligations or laying off employees. Furthermore, if Congress fails to provide pension funding relief in one form or another, more pensions will likely fail and taxpayer funds would be used to clean up the mess.
Emerson Skelton russ Carnahan all need to go in August. And Vote Chuck Purgason over Bail out Blunt Aug 3rd.
That’s it - I’m voting for Bob Parker.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.