Posts Tagged ‘illinois’

Indiana Republican Steve LaTourette Openly Supports Bribing Congressmen – Club for Growth

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Club for Growth:

RINO Rep. Steve LaTourette (OH-14) openly supports bribing congressmen with earmarks.  He’s not even subtle about it.  From the Chicago Tribune:

Republican Representative Steven LaTourette, an 18-year House veteran, said the earmark ban “has affected discipline” within the party. “You can’t get 218 votes (out of 242 Republican House members) and part of that has to be if you can’t give people anything (earmarks), you can’t take anything away from them.”

If a member of Congress agrees with 90 percent of a pending bill but is “uncomfortable” with the other 10 percent, “Sometimes taking care of your district (with earmarks) made up for that 10 percent,” he said.
How is this not criminal?

Rasmussen: 62% in Illinois Say Burris Should Resign

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Poll:

The fallout from the Rod Blagojevich scandal continues in Illinois.

Sixty-two percent (62%) of Illinois voters say Roland Burris, the man the disgraced governor named to Barack Obama’s Senate seat, should resign. Just 24% believe Burris should remain in the Senate, according to a new Rasmussen Reports survey of voters in the state.

Fifty-four percent (54%) say they will definitely vote against Burris if he chooses to run for a full six-year term in the Senate in 2010. Only four percent (4%) say they will definitely vote for him. Thirty-nine percent (39%) say it depends upon who he is running against.

Only 19% have a favorable opinion of Burris. Seventy-three percent (73%) view him unfavorably, including 44% whose view is Very Unfavorable.