Today Robin Carnahan made stops in Florissant, Jefferson City, and Joplin as she continued her "Stop the Bull" Tour. Robin laid out a 3-point plan to put Missouri families first and stop the bailouts in Washington:
Stop the bailouts and start protecting taxpayers
Stop the corporate giveaways and start looking out for small business
Stop letting the corporate special interests run Congress and start putting the people first
Among other things, Robin announced her support for ending bailouts for Big Oil and Wall Street, cracking down on corporate giveaways that ship jobs overseas, and real transparency in Washington. Today's stops were the second in a series of announcements that will focus on putting middle class families first and stopping the bull in Washington. Recently, Robin laid out her plan to crack down on wasteful spending in Washington.
"Whether it is Wall Street or Big Oil, Washington cannot let these big corporate special interests run hog wild, make these mistakes, fail to keep us safe, and then expect us to bail them out. It is wrong and it's time to stop the bailouts," said Robin Carnahan.
In Florissant, Robin was introduced by Norma Linke who thanked Robin for recovering their family savings after their bank wrongly froze their investments. In addition, Robin was joined in Joplin by Barbara Lane from Carthage who thanked Robin for helping her get her savings back after being scammed by an investment advisor that tried to turn her savings into a personal slush fund.
Robin called "bull" on Congressman Blunt's 14- year Washington record of putting corporate special interests first and highlighted how he has "gotten caught up in the culture and very worst ways of Washington," including:
Orchestrating and even twisting arms to push through the $700 billion bailout that left taxpayers on the hook [Post Dispatch, 11/23/08; Vote #681, 10/3/08; MSNBC, 5/28/10, Henry Paulson, On the Brink]
Taking more than $1 million in Big Oil and energy interests and protecting Big Oil at every turn through tax breaks and turning a blind eye to Big Oil's risky practices - even taking cash from Halliburton after the Gulf oil spill began [OpenSecrets.org, accessed 6/01/10, Fec.gov, 05/17/10]
Taking more money from lobbyists in 2009 than any other member of Congress [USA Today, 10/4/09]
Being the #2 Recipient of PAC Money in the House [Center for Responsive Politics, Accessed 6/20/10]
While Congressman Blunt has been in Washington cozying up to corporate special interests, Robin has built a record of putting Missouri families first. When Washington was asleep at the switch, Robin stood up to big financial institutions and got back over $10 billion for wronged investors. Robin always has and will continue to fight for Missouri families.
Monday, June 21, 2010
Carnahan "Stop the Bull" Tour hits Joplin
The news release I received moments ago was the first I had heard of it, but apparently Secretary of State's Robin Carnahan's campaign for U. S. Senate hit Joplin today. The news release follows: