Conservatives and Libertarians United Against Ron Paul

Watching what Ron Paul does. Not what he says.

Paul’s Pork

When it comes to being though on government waste, Ron Paul really is “Dr. No”

The following are the pork bills Congressman Paul has voted yea on in the first seven month’s of the 110th Congress.

House Vote 560 – Bars funding of $100,000 for the St. Joseph’s College Theatre Renovation in Indiana. Amendment failed, 97-328.

House Vote 562 – Bars funding of $150,000 for the Bremerton Public Library restoration in Washington. Amendment failed, 98-333.

House Vote 565 – Bars funding of $140,000 for the Wetzel County Courthouse in West Virginia. Amendment failed, 104-323.

House Vote 566 – Bars funding of $150,000 for equipment for the Conte Anadromous Fish Laboratory. Amendment failed, 97-330.

House Vote 567 – Bars funding of $150,000 for the W.A. Young and Sons Foundry in Pennsylvania. Amendment failed, 104-328.

House Vote 568 – Bars funding of $100,000 for the Ohio Association of Professional Firefighters to renovate a hall in Ohio. Amendment failed, 66-364.

House Vote 706 – Bars funding for “parking facilities”. Amendment failed, 86-338.

In only seven month’s, Ron Paul has voted to waste $790,000 of the American tax payers money.

In 2007, Ron Paul received a 29% rating from Club for Growth.

Via Club for Growth

Despite this impressive record, Ron Paul’s history contains some curious indiscretions, including a vote for $232 million for federally mandated election reform (only 1 of 21 Republicans to vote for it) and a vote against the line-item veto-even after it was modified to pass constitutional muster. Paul’s record on pork was outstanding in 2006, voting for all 19 of Jeff Flake’s anti-pork amendments in 2006, but his record took a stark turn for the worse in 2007, in which Paul received an embarrassing 29% on the Club for Growth’s RePORK Card, voting for only 12 of the 50 anti-pork amendments.

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7 Responses to “Paul’s Pork”

  1. […] Paul’s Pork […]

  2. Chris said

    Not much research needed here, this entry is just wrong…

    Ron Paul voted “YES” on this amendment, not on the passage of the bill itself.

    What was this amendment, was it to propose a pork project for his district?? NO – it is an amendment to CUT some specific pork project.

    One has to vote YES on the amendment in order to CUT the spending.

    Look at the other amendments listed here – These are all of the SAME nature as this one.

    So the summary should read instead: “In only seven months, Ron Paul has tried to SAVE $790k of tax payers money, but was overridden by the power-drunk idiots in the House of Representatives.”

    H.AMDT.426 (A032)
    Amends: H.R.2643
    Sponsor: Rep Hensarling, Jeb [TX-5] (offered 6/26/2007)

    AMENDMENT PURPOSE:
    An amendment numbered 44 printed in the Congressional Record to prohibit the use of funds to be used for the St. Joseph’s College Theater.

    STATUS:
    6/26/2007 7:13pm:
    Amendment (A032) offered by Mr. Hensarling. (consideration: CR H7173-7175, H7195; text: CR H7173)
    6/26/2007 10:24pm:
    On agreeing to the Hensarling amendment (A032) Failed by recorded vote: 97 – 328 (Roll no. 560).

  3. Dave said

    Chris, you are right on. I can’t believe they could screw that up that much. When someone votes YES to BAR funding, that means you are against wasting dollars for some stupid program. I wonder how many people are actually in this group to “unite against Ron Paul”, 2?

  4. Josh said

    I have nothing to say about pork, ASSUMING THIS IS ALL TRUE, please find me a member in Congress that is more conservative in spending than Paul, and is running for President.

  5. hahaha! said

    HAHAHAHAHA!!! Wow, you cats just got owned by Chris! And I just LOVE how the rest of this junk website twists Ron Pauls Views on FREEDOM and makes him out to look bad. Anyone that does the SLIGHTEST bit of research can see that this website is full of more holes than swiss cheese! Good luck trying to defame the best candidate for president. Watch how positivity and the message of FREEDOM grows. 🙂

  6. 2CAVTrooper said

    “Josh Says:
    October 25th, 2007 at 11:16 pm
    I have nothing to say about pork, ASSUMING THIS IS ALL TRUE, please find me a member in Congress that is more conservative in spending than Paul, and is running for President.”

    Easy, that would either be Hunter 92.0%, or Tancredo 97.8% according to the ACU and that’s compared to the 82.3% that paul has (he’s tied with RINO McCain BTW).

    paul has the LOWEST conservative rating of all the Republicans in the Texas Congressional Delegation. The delegation (minus paul) has an average rating of roughly 92.7%. With paul it drops to roughly 92.2%

  7. Chris said

    CAVTrooper refers to http://www.acuratings.org/2006_HouseVotes.html
    for his judgments on the ‘conservativeness’ of candidates. They rate candidates based on 25 votes of various subjects each year.

    Below I’ve listed the votes where Ron Paul went against the American Conservative Union (ACU) stance. I also left in the ACU description of the bill…

    My support for Ron Paul is based on his votes for Liberty for people and limitations on gov’t power. None of these are show-stopping subjects for conservatives, are they?

    8. Federal Aviation Administration Labor Negotiations
    HR 5449 (Roll Call 233) The House killed a bill that attempted to give union bosses more power to interfere in FAA labor negotiations. ACU opposed this bill. A majority of the House supported it, 271-148 on June 7, 2006, but under House rules, a two-thirds majority was required.

    10. Iraq War Resolution
    H Res 861 (Roll Call 288) The House adopted a resolution declaring opposition to an arbitrary date for the withdrawal or redeployment of U.S. armed forces from Iraq, affirming the U.S. commitment to establishing democracy in Iraq, and honoring Americans taking an active part in the war on terror and the sacrifices of the U.S. armed forces who have died or been wounded. ACU supported the resolution, which was adopted 256-153 on June 16, 2006.

    12. Line-Item Veto
    HR 4890 (Roll Call 317) The House passed a bill authorizing the president to single out specific appropriations, spending, and special tax breaks for re-passage by the Congress under expedited procedures. ACU supported this bill, which passed 247-172 on June 22, 2006.

    17. Same-Sex Marriage Ban
    H J Res 88 (Roll Call 378) The House failed to pass a constitutional amendment defining marriage as consisting only of the union of a man and a woman. ACU supported this amendment, which received a majority vote of 236-187 on July 18, 2006. However a two-thirds majority is required to pass a constitutional amendment.

    23. Parental Notification
    S 403 (Roll Call 479) The House passed a bill making it a federal crime to take a minor across state lines to obtain an abortion in order to circumvent state parental notification and consent laws. ACU supported this bill, which passed 264-153 on September 26, 2006.

    24. Military Tribunals
    S 3930 (Roll Call 508) The House passed a bill authorizing military tribunals to try unlawful enemy combatants in the war on terror, and re-affirming a ban on evidence obtained through torture. ACU supported this bill, which passed 250-170 on September 29, 2006.

    CAVtrooper said: paul has the LOWEST conservative rating of all the Republicans in the Texas Congressional Delegation. The delegation (minus paul) has an average rating of roughly 92.7%. With paul it drops to roughly 92.2%

    How is this math relevant at all?

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