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Culture of Corruption

Hanging in there with the Shirts?

Mark Foley

HOW FOLEY RESPONDS TO HIGH ENERGY PRICES

  • Rep. Foley voted against cracking down on the oil and gas industries price gouging.
  • Big oil and gas industries have given Rep. Foley $127,000. Any surprise?

REP. FOLEY PUTS BIG BUSINESS AHEAD OF AMERICAN WORKERS

  • Rep. Foley voted to strip overtime protection from millions of workers.
  • Rep. Foley voted to allow federal loans to American companies that have escaped paying U.S. taxes by moving offshore.

GOP "HEALTH CARE"

  • Big drug interests have given $172,669 to Foley over the Representative's career. They know who their friends are.
  • Rep. Foley voted for the GOP Medicare Prescription Drug Bill that will give billions to businesses and the health care industry, while forcing seniors to accept annual increases in premiums and deductibles and a growing gap in coverage for the prescription drugs they buy.
  • Rep. Foley voted against allowing millions of Americans to save their hard-earned dollars on prescription drugs by re-importing them from Canada, even though these were U.S. made and patient safety was ensured.

TIES WITH THE GOP LEADERSHIP

  • Foley has taken $1,000 from House Majority Leader John Boehner.
  • Foley received $1,579 from House Majority Leader John Boehner's "Freedom Project" PAC.
  • Foley received $4,474 from GOP Whip Roy Blunt's "Rely on Your Beliefs" PAC.
  • Foley voted with President Bush 84% of the time.
  • Foley voted the GOP party line 91% of the time.

Tom Delay

TIES WITH TOM DELAY AND JACK ABRAMOFF
Foley has taken:

  • $8,531 from Tom DeLay's ARMPAC.
  • $1,000 from Bob Ney, the first congressman to be implicated based on the Jack Abramoff guilty plea.

With all of these ties to the DeLay/Abramoff mess, is it any surprise that Foley has:

  • Voted to weaken House ethics rules when DeLay proposed doing so as GOP Majority Leader.
  • Voted with Tom DeLay 89% of the time (through 3/31/2006)

SUPPORTING OUR TROOPS

  • Rep. Foley opposed expanding access to the military's TRICARE health insurance program to thousands of Reservist and National Guard members, even though 20 percent of all Reservists do not have health insurance, and 40 percent of Reservists aged 19 to 35 lack health coverage.
  • Rep. Foley voted against granting a bonus to grant a $1,500 bonus to every American service member serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, including National Guard and Reserve forces.

THE ENVIRONMENT

  • 1,861 water systems in 29 states have been contaminated with MTBE, exposing as many as 45 million Americans to this potential carcinogen, but Rep. Foley voted to protect the companies responsible from lawsuits by communities that need their help to clean up these systems.
  • Rep. Foley voted against bipartisan reform of the Endangered Species Act.
  • Rep. Foley voted for a massive sell off of public lands to mining interests.

HOW DOES FOLEY SUPPORT....

HIGHER EDUCATION?

  • While tuition costs are rising for ordinary Americans, Rep. Foley voted to cut Federal student aid by $12.7 billion -- the biggest such cuts in history.


SOURCES

1

Vote on price gouging: HR 3402, Vote #500, 9/28/2005

No

2

Contributions from oil and gas industries: www.opensecrets.org

$127,000

3

Vote to block the stripping of overtime protection: HR 2660 , Vote #351, 7/10/2003

No

4

Vote to prevent federal loans to American companies that have relocated offshore for U.S. tax avoidance: HR 4818, Vote #386, 7/15/2004

No

5

Contributions from drug interests: www.opensecrets.org

$172,669

6

Vote on GOP Medicare Prescription Drug Bill: HR 1, Vote #669, 11/22/2003

Yes

7

Vote to allow prescription drug re-importation: HR 2427, Vote #445, 7/25/2003

No

8

Contributions from John Boehner: www.tray.com

$1,000

9

"Freedom Project" PAC Contributions: www.tray.com

$1,579

10

"Rely on Your Beliefs" PAC Contributions: www.tray.com

$4,474

11

Voting percentage with Pres. Bush:
calculated through: www.cq.com

84%

12

Voting percentage with GOP caucus:
calculated through: www.cq.com

91%

13

Contributions from ARMPAC: www.tray.com

$8,531

14

Contributions from Ney: www.tray.com

$1,000

15

Vote to weaken ethics rules: H Res. 5, Roll Call #6, 1/4/05

YES

16

Voting percentage with DeLay: calculated through 3/31/2006: www.cq.com

89%

17

Vote to expand access to TRICARE: HR 1815 , Vote #221, 5/25/2005

No

18

Vote for bonus for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans: HR 3289, Vote #554, 10/17/2003

No

19

Vote to hold MTBE producers accountable: HR 6, Vote #373, 7/14/2005

No

20

Vote on Endangered Species Act reform: HR 3824, Vote #505, 9/29/2005

No

21

Vote to sell off public lands: HR 4241,Vote #601, 11/18/2005

Yes

22

Vote to cut Federal student aid: S 1932 , Vote #670, 12/19/2005

Yes

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