|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER, 2006
|CONTACT: SARAH SAUBER
SEN. DODD JOINS WITH IOWA DEMOCRATS
TO SPREAD OUT-OF-TOUCH TAX AND SPEND MESSAGE
Dodd uses his tax and spend views to stump for Democrats including Boswell
DES MOINES – Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT) visits Iowa this weekend to stump for a variety of Democratic candidates including Representative Leonard Boswell. Following Dodd is a long tax and spend liberal voting record in the U.S. Senate. At a time when fiscal responsibility is a major issue, it is clear that Dodd is out of touch with the values of Iowa.
“Iowans aren’t looking for candidates who spend their money frivolously. By bringing in Sen. Chris Dodd to stump for them, Rep. Leonard Boswell and the other democratic candidates are showing that they support a tax and spend agenda,” said Republican Party of Iowa Executive Director Cullen Sheehan.
Dodd has consistently voted against billions of dollars in tax cuts and a repeal of the estate tax. Both of these would have provided much needed financial relief to the hard working families of Iowa. In addition, Dodd has voted to increase taxes.
“Iowa voters aren’t looking for more tax and spend liberals like Sen. Dodd and Congressman Boswell. That’s why this November voters will be looking for a change,” concluded Sheehan.
Sen. Dodd’s Ultra-Liberal Voting Record:
For The 109th Congress, Sen. Dodd Has A 17 Percent Rating From Citizens Against Government Waste. (Citizens Against Government Waste Website, www.cagw.org, Accessed 8/23/06)
On May 11, 2006, Dodd Voted Against Extension Of $70 Billion In Tax Cuts Over A Five-Year Period. (H.R. 4297, CQ Vote #118: Adopted 54-44; R 51-3; D 3-40; I 0-1, 5/11/06, Dodd Voted Nay)
Dodd Voted Against Final Passage Of The 2001 And 2003 Tax Cuts. (H.R. 1836, CQ Vote #170: Adopted 58-33: R 46-2; D 12-31, 5/26/01, Dodd Voted Nay; H.R. 2, CQ Vote #196: Adopted 51-50: R 48-3; D 2-46; I 0-1, With Vice President Cheney Casting A “Yea” Vote, 5/23/03, Dodd Voted Nay)
In 2004, Dodd Voted For Higher Taxes For Increased Education Spending. (S. Con. Res. 95, CQ Vote #35: Rejected 46-52: R 0-51; D 45-1; I 1-0, 3/10/04, Dodd Voted Yea)
In 2001, Dodd Voted To Reduce Bush Tax Cut By $448 Billion And Increase Education Spending By $224 Billion Over 10 Years. (H. Con. Res. 83, CQ Vote # 69: Adopted 53-47: R 4-46; D 49-1, 4/4/01, Dodd Voted Yea)
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