Monday, July 20, 2009

Washington's Rep. Jay Inslee: On The Issues

Reading a fellow blogger and friend's frustration and possible involvement in politics, a word or two on his potential opponent Rep. Jay Inslee (D).


On Abortion-

  • Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)
  • Voted NO on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)
  • Voted NO on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime. (Feb 2004)
  • Voted NO on banning partial-birth abortion except to save mother’s life. (Oct 2003)
  • Voted NO on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted NO on funding for health providers who don't provide abortion info. (Sep 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on federal crime to harm fetus while committing other crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted NO on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
Rated 0% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-abortion stance. (Dec 2006)

Gay Marriage, Civil Rights-

  • Voted NO on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted NO on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted NO on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted NO on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration. (Jun 2003)
Voted NO on allowing school prayer during the War on Terror. (Nov 2001)

  • Voted YES on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on scheduling permitting for new oil refinieries. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on authorizing construction of new oil refineries. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO on passage of the Bush Administration national energy policy. (Jun 2004)
  • Voted NO on implementing Bush-Cheney national energy policy. (Nov 2003)
  • Voted YES on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted YES on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol. (Jun 2000)
Rated 15% by the Christian Coalition: an anti-family voting record. (Dec 2003)

Foreign Policy-
  • Voted NO on deterring foreign arms transfers to China. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO on reforming the UN by restricting US funding. (Jun 2005)
  • Voted YES on keeping Cuba travel ban until political prisoners released. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on withholding $244M in UN Back Payments until US seat restored. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on $156M to IMF for 3rd-world debt reduction. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China. (May 2000)
  • Voted YES on $15.2 billion for foreign operations. (Nov 1999)
  • Progressive Internationalism: globalize with US pre-eminence. (Aug 2000)

  • Voted YES on investigating Bush impeachment for lying about Iraq. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on redeploying US troops out of Iraq starting in 90 days. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on approving removal of Saddam & valiant service of US troops. (Mar 2004)
  • Voted NO on authorizing military force in Iraq. (Oct 2002)
  • Voted NO on disallowing the invasion of Kosovo. (May 1999)

On Government Reform-
  • Voted NO on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted NO on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
Rated "F" by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun control/anti 2nd amendment voting record. (Dec 2003)

Illegal Immigration-
  • Voted NO on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on preventing tipping off Mexicans about Minuteman Project. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment. (May 2004)
  • Voted YES on extending Immigrant Residency rules. (May 2001)
  • Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 0% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. (Dec 2006)
Rated 87% by the AFL-CIO, indicating a pro-union voting record. (Dec 2003)

  • Voted NO on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted NO on providing tax relief and simplification. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted NO on making permanent an increase in the child tax credit. (May 2004)
  • Voted NO on permanently eliminating the marriage penalty. (Apr 2004)
  • Voted NO on making the Bush tax cuts permanent. (Apr 2002)
  • Voted NO on $99 B economic stimulus: capital gains & income tax cuts. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted NO on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on eliminating the Estate Tax ("death tax"). (Apr 2001)
Rated 24% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)

Facts From


Blogger Otter said...

The guy is pro-abortion. Why else would he vote against a ban on partial birth abortions?

I, no the other hand, am adamantly pro-life and would not only vote for a ban on partial birth abortions, I would vote no across the board on abortions.

The guy voted NO to authorize military action in Iraq in October 2002 and then voted YES to approve the removal of Hussein from Iraq in March 2004. Well, how the heck are you going to do that without military action? Ask him nicely? Please sir, will you leave the country where you have held dictorial power for the last 3 decades? Pretty please?

The guy voted NO on building a fence along our borders. Apparently he wants illegal immigration to run rampant. He probably favors amnesty too. They came in illegally but what the heck, let's be nice and let them stay. Doesn't illegal mean that it is against the law? I thought I read that somewhere.

The guy voted NO to keep the Bush tax cuts permanent and NO on keeping child tax credits permanent. So I guess he doesn't believe that lower taxes is a better stimulus for the economy then spending money that we don't have. And voting no on child tax credits? What is that about? Does he not favor families?

12:13 PM  
Blogger Red S Tater said...

That's why you are going to defeat him come election time.

3:21 PM  
Blogger Otter said...

Mr Inslee and I obviously do not see eye to eye on the issues.

My only hope is that I can get the voters in my district informed enough to decide where they really stand on the issues and base who they want to represent them on that premise.

2:42 PM  

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