According to the World Herald (Jan 30) Democrat Chris Van Hollen came to Omaha to support Tom White’s run for the Congressional seat held by Republican Lee Terry.
Van Hollen believes Terry is vulnerable because he voted in support of the Bush economic agenda "which drove the economy into the ditch."
President Bush did not create deficits just as President Clinton did not create surpluses. Congress establishes the spending budget and establishes the revenue sources. Since 2006 Congress has been under the complete control of the Democratic Party. Van Hollen was a member of that Congress and participated in the creation of the budgets, as did President Obama.
When President Bush “sacrificed free-market principles to save the economy” the House of Representatives introduced H.R. 1424 Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 to purchase troubled assets. Terry marched in ‘lock step’ with President Bush by voting in favor of the legislation. The Congressional Record shows that Van Hollen also voted for HR 1424, as did President Obama.
Van Hollen criticizes Terry for not voting for the Obama Stimulus Bill, a $787 billion dollar bill to hold unemployment below 8% and create 3-4 million jobs. According to the Congressional Record Van Hollen voted for HR 1, and we have all seen how that has worked out. Terry must be a visionary.
Rasmussen Polls January 27 tell us “65% of voters believe Democrats are taking the country down the wrong track.” The inheritance rhetoric is D.O.A.
(Z also can supply links to back up all thes facts if anyone wants them).