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Friday, May 4, 2012

Senator Richard Lugar's Transgressions

Lugar has spent a career cozying up to statists in BOTH parties to grow government and squash freedom, with his record including:

***  Voting for bailout after bailout, including the auto company bailout, the $700 billion TARP Wall Street bankster bailout, and saving Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac – two of the leading culprits behind the housing crisis;

***  Voting multiple times to raise the debt limit instead of forcing cuts in spending – paving the way for today’s $15.6 TRILLION national debt;

***  Voting for Medicare Part D, which put $16 TRILLION MORE in unfunded mandates on future generations and expanded entitlement spending more than any other program since the “Great Society”;

***  Voting with Ted Kennedy to RAM “SCHIP” into law.  This Big Government scheme – which is now 60% over budget - was designed to become a precursor to universal, government-run health care;

***  Voting to create the inefficient Department of Energy, yet another massive government bureaucracy that cripples the free market;

***  Voting to reconfirm Ben Bernanke as Federal Reserve Chairman, despite historic opposition to Bernanke’s disastrous tenure;

*** Voted against a thorough audit of the Federal Reserve;

***  Supporting Cap and Trade, which would drive already sky-high energy costs through the roof, massively hike taxes on hardworking Americans, and give the federal government unprecedented control over the economy;

***  Cosponsoring health care legislation that included the individual mandate – ObamaCare’s core component and a complete takeover of our health freedom;

***  Voting for the so-called “PATRIOT” Act, which GUTS our Fourth Amendment rights and hands the federal government unprecedented powers to spy on the American people;

***  Voting to allow American citizens to be imprisoned indefinitely by the federal government – WITHOUT SO MUCH AS A TRIAL;

***  Actively undermining the Second Amendment, including voting against legislation allowing interstate reciprocity for concealed carry, supporting the so-called “assault weapons” ban in 1994 (and calling for it to be reinstated), and being the only Republican senator to refuse to stand against the gun-grabbing UN Small Arms Treaty;

***  Confirming liberal nominees like Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan, as well as Attorney General Eric Holder.

(compiled by Campaign 4 Liberty)

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