Vicky Hartzler of Harrisonville, a Republican challenging 34-year liberal congressman Ike Skelton, is blowing the whistle on Skelton’s effort to hide from his voting record in favor of job-killing deficit spending, national debt, and a job destroying national energy tax to address “global warming.”
Hartzler called attention to Skelton’s supposed interest in new “pay as you go” rules for spending discussed in a recent unsolicited e-mail blast throughout the district.
Hartzler said: “We have a spending and debt crisis made in Washington. Mr. Skelton’s terrible voting record proves beyond a shadow of doubt that he is the problem, and no part of a solution. Liberal Washington’s runaway spending and mounting national debt will ruin us. I know it and so do the people of the Fourth despite any new election year e-mail blast strategy he may employ.
“I will support a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution to rein in Congressional spending with rules that it cannot ignore or evade, regardless of political party. I will vote to rescind the remaining unspent Skelton-Obama stimulus money. I support cuts to wasteful spending and a freeze on discretionary spending, with exemptions for national defense, social security, and Medicare. The squandering of our children’s financial stability has to stop, starting now.
“Mr. Skelton voted ‘Yes’ for Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama when the Washington liberals were destroying any shred of fiscal responsibility in the budget. The incumbent congressman voted for the failed ‘stimulus,’ even more deficit spending in the earmark-stuffed special appropriations, the Obama budget deficits that dwarf anything previously imagined, and the ever-rising national debt. He even voted ‘Yes’ for the national energy tax under the cap-and-tax scheme sought by radical environmentalists.
“He owes us and our children an apology for mortgaging our children’s futures, and needs to hold the new election year double-talk about a ‘pay as we go’ spending rule. Where was his support of ‘pay-go’ last year, when he was voting to bury us under a mountain of debt and printing press money? It was nowhere to be found.”
Thursday, March 04, 2010
Hartzler: Ike Skelton's a liberal
Vicky Hartzler, a Republican candidate for Fourth District Congress, continued her attacks on incumbent Democrat Ike Skelton today: