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Friday, February 13, 2009

The Vulgarity Of Nope

A quick reference guide to key votes from the past year cast by Congressman Paul Ryan.

Bridge Inspections (HR 3999) NOPE
To upgrade bridge inspections in the U.S. at a cost of $2 billion between 2008-2012. The bill required states to put the riskiest bridges first in line for inspections and repairs.

Combustible Dust Rules (HR 5522) NOPE
Directs OSHA to adopt rules for controlling combustible dust at factories. The regulations were to pre-empt any state rules that do less to protect workers from dust explosions and fires.

Farm Bill (HR 2419) NOPE
Extend the existing system of subsidies to American growers of major crops such as cotton, corn, rice, wheat and soybeans; expanded nutrition programs such as food stamps and school lunches; promoted land conservation and rural development.

Tighter Bail-Out Rules (HR 384) NOPE
A bill setting stricter rules for the $700 billion Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP).

Children's Health Insurance (H2) NOPE
Renew State's Health Insurance For children of working poor

Digital TV Delay (S352) NOPE
Offers seniors, poor and disabled more time to prepare for D-TV

Pay Bias Suits (HR11) NOPE
Gives plaintiffs more standing to file pay bias suits

Wage Discrimination (HR12) NOPE
Empowers women alleging pay discrimination

Stimulus Bill (HR1) NOPE
Re-Investment and Recovery Act

Troop Withdrawals From Iraq (HR 2642) NOPE
To start withdrawing troops from Iraq within 30 days of enactment but setting no deadline for finishing the pullout. A yes vote backed a bill that also bans any CIA torture of prisoners.

Energy Taxes (HR5351) NOPE
Raises taxes on five largest oil firms

Establish Ethics WatchDog (H Res 1031) NOPE
Establish an outside panel to help police congressional conduct.

Address Mortgage Crisis (HR 3221) NOPE
Induce mortgage firms to voluntarily rework up to 500,000 loans headed for default.

Federal Tobacco Regulation (HR 1108) NOPE
Empowers the agency to regulate cigarette content, require disclosure of ingredients and ban marketing to children.

Source: Roll Call Votes


Democurmudgeon said...

Love the pic. Did you create that?

Great list of Ryan folly, in a district that keeps this corporate junkie in office.

Lou Kaye said...

Yes I did. And it's not a coloration of a media photograph.

Anonymous said...

Yep. That's Ryan.

Joshua Skolnick said...

Maybe total economic collapse will be enough to turn this bozo out of office. The -conservative- reactionary brand is rapidly becoming toxic as the economic collapse continues apace. Now is not the time to think inside of the box, which is the only thing Paul Ryan is good at. A tool of the financial industry, which is ruining this country.

Anonymous said...

Excellent, but in all due respect to the great community service you perform here, the brat-faced look of defiance you’ve drawn for Ryan is the wrong expression for this posting. When he’s voting against children’s health care, cutting off senior programs or eliminating OSHA standards – he’s giggling.

Lou Kaye said...

Thanks for that. But you got me there. I'll have to chalk this one off as a temporary lapse in judgment and try to do better next time. Hah,hah.

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