Congressman Phil Roe was elected to congress in 2008 on a platform of change and economic populism. Not only has he not lived up to expectations, he has failed on every basic level when it comes to helping ordinary Americans. He voted for the Trans-pacific partnership. It is such an awful proposal that Elizabeth Warren, senator from Massachusetts, refused to support the legislation. She stated that we already have trade agreements with over 30 of the countries involved, and went on to say that the bill was written for the special interests who formed the committees who helped shape the legislation. The Global Development and Environment Institute did a study that found the legislation would cause the United States to lose 448,000 jobs. Phil Roe supported this legislation in spite of this finding. He voted to kill jobs and hurt our workers. In doing this, he voted against America’s best interests.
He also voted for $940 billion dollars in spending on a farm bill that would have established new farm subsidies and programs. The legislation would have granted funds to farmers who failed to sell all their product. The government would buy up all the excess product and artificially raise the prices of milk. Families continue to struggle, but Phil Roe, being as out of touch as he is still doesn’t see the wisdom in not subsidizing an industry that should be more than market viable. We use milk every single day in a variety of goods, and many of us cannot afford these price increases because they are crippling.
Phil Roe also voted to raise the debt limit, which caused the debt to skyrocket another $2.4 trillion dollars, and also voted against an amendment that required the government to reduce spending by just over seven percent down to 2008 spending levels. In the past, Roe has also supported continuing resolutions that do not balance, and are not a budget. He voted for the Ryan-Murray budget deal, which blew the deficit even more. Phil Roe never met a big-government spending bill he didn’t love.
In typical Roe fashion, he also voted for legislation that funded the government fully without repealing Obamacare. Known as “Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act,” it didn’t restore americans’ freedom, because it still funded the Affordable Care Act known as Obamacare. Congressman Roe’s cadillac healthcare plan isn’t impacted Obamacare, so maybe that’s why he’s chosen to give lip service to the voters in his district, and not deliver actual results when the rubber meets the road. Voters are having their premiums increase by large amounts, and the ones who qualify for the subsidies are still on the hook for deductibles that can reach or exceed $5,000. If voters in the district can’t afford the premiums, how can they afford the deductibles? Roe defies common sense again.
It’s time we retire Phil Roe. He may have had good intentions at the time of his original congressional run, but he has clearly sided with the special interests on a whole host of issues. From his support of Obamatrade, which will ultimately kill hundreds of thousands of jobs, his support of the bloated farm bill that benefits the wealthy millionaire farmers while leaving the hard working farmers out in the cold, and finally his disastrous vote to fully fund Obamacare which continues to undermine families well-being to this very day, he’s been nothing more than a big government Republican looking to enrich those who have power in Washington DC. He’s Paul Ryan’s congressman, not ours.
Time to Retire John McCain
Arizona’s Senior Senator for-far-too-long, John McCain, should have been retired by the voters there six years ago. But J.D. Hayworth proved to be a flawed candidates, who ran a weak campaign in that primary, and gave McCain too many openings to portray him as unfit to serve in the office. This year is different, and Republican In Name Only faces a strong conservative challenge from a highly qualified candidate, Arizona State Senator, and conservative champion, Dr. Kelli Ward.
McCain has gone against conservative principles so many times, he should lose the right to even call himself a Republican, not to mention he should have been retired from public office long ago. He has clearly over-stayed his welcome in politics, and should have no business occupying the Arizona Senate seat once held by the Great Conservative Champion, and 1964 GOP nominee for president, Barry Goldwater.
McCain has been ultra-liberal on immigration for years, and has worked tirelessly to give amnesty to tens of millions of illegal immigrants. Contrary to the pabulum regularly offered up by liberals, immigration is not a racial issue; it’s an economic issue. It doesn’t matter what the race of illegal immigrants is, if they are here illegally, they are breaking the law, and they should not be here. The more illegal immigrants we allow into the country, the more unemployed we import. This is the worst possible policy at a time when more than 100 million able-to-work adult American citizens are unemployed because we haven’t had any meaningful recovery from the Great Recession that began in 2008.
And remember the disastrous “too big to fail” bailouts and the TARP and Porkulus spending Bills the liberals and RINOs pushed forward in Washington D.C. at the end of the George W. Bush presidency and even more so during the first term of Barack Obama? John McCain was totally for all of that. Remember the disastrous charade he pulled in October of 2008, when he suspended his all-but-assured failed presidential campaign to go to Washington D.C. to help the liberals and RINOs pass the bailouts? McCain has been on the wrong side of all the major issues in the last decade, and he’s never met a spending or Porkulus bill containing trillions if overspending that he hasn’t voted for as Senator!
McCain was one of 18 RINO senators that voted in favor of the huge government bloated federal budget proposed and supported by the Obama Administration. The budget, which raised the debt ceiling again so Washington could keep spending our children’s and grandchildren’s money out of control even more, was passed by a 64-35 vote in the U.S. Senate, which included McCain and his 17 fellow RINOs voting in favor of it. Including in those 18, were South Carolina Senator and failed presidential candidate Lindsey Graham, the best Senate Majority Leader the Democrats could have, Kentucky’s Mitch McConnell, the two liberal Republicans from New England, Maine’s Susan Collins and New Hampshire’s Kelly Ayotte, and Alaska’s ultra-progressive liberal Republican Lisa Murkowski. Look up the ratings of these senators on Conservative Review and it is clear they vote with Democrats more often than they do Republicans on budget, taxes, and big government issues. They might as well be Democrats, given how they vote on the most important issues legislated on by the U.S. Senate. McCain himself gets a 35 percent score, and a great of “F” from the Conservative Review Liberty Score.
McCain, who was censured by the Arizona Republican Party in 2014 for being a RINO, has repeatedly smeared 2016 presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump, as he did in December of last year. McCain himself was a disaster in 2008 and should never have been nominated, there was no way he could have beaten Obama in that general election. McCain had no conservative agenda to run on, and no vision. He’s a low energy RINO that should have gracefully bowed out of politics more than a generation ago.
Arizona voters can elect someone who will truly represent them, and shake up Washington, and bring a refreshing honesty and conservative principles to Washington D.C. That candidate is Dr. Kelli Ward, and Arizona voters should nominate her in the primary later this summer and retire John McCain.