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John Cornyn’s Recent Votes Against Americans

Posted by nytexan on August 7, 2007

John Cornyn a disgrace to Texas. Once again Senator do nothing Cornyn has voted with Bush and against Americans. What’s most disgraceful about Cornyn is that he voted against the SCHIPS program.

You really have to wonder how anyone could deny children healthcare. The republicans jumped up and down saying this bill should not continue. I find that astonishing since the SCHIP’s programs, which has been highly successful, was originally drafted and applauded by the republicans in the 1990’s. Yes, the republicans do speak out of both sides of their mouths. Everything really is political theater for them.

Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007

Vote Agreed to (83-14, 3 Not Voting)

The Senate passed this bill that would provide greater transparency in the legislative process.
Sen. John Cornyn voted NO


Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007

Vote Passed (68-31, 1 Not Voting)

The Senate passed this bill that would add 3 million lower-income children to the State Children’s Health Insurance Program.

Sen. John Cornyn voted NO


Protect America Act

Vote Passed (60-28, 12 Not Voting)

The Senate passed this bill which would temporarily expand the executive branch’s authority to spy on suspected foreign terrorists without a court order, when communications are passing through the U.S.

Sen. John Cornyn voted YES

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10 Responses to “John Cornyn’s Recent Votes Against Americans”

  1. Cornyn is a regular asshole.

    He is a loyal Bushite and I’m certain he expects to to be rewarded for allowing this dimestore, Texas ne’er-do-well off the cliff.

    But Cornyn isn’t alone. There’s a hefty list of DINO Dems who can’t wait to knock one another down to be the first to support Bush and his radical, un-American agenda.

    I have almost no respect left for anyone in elected office today.

  2. nytexan said

    Hopefully we can get Cornyn out and all the Democrats without all spine. That would put Pelosi and Ried at the top of the list.

  3. I admire you. I really do admire you and your commitment to unseating Cornyn. I hope you are successful.

    I can think of 20 or 30 other U.S. democratic senators and 100 democratic House members who need to join Cornyn on the unemployment line. Oh, silly me. Unemployment doesn’t happen for former members of the Congress.

    They become lobbyists!

  4. nytexan said

    Thanks for the complement.

    I won’t give up on Cornyn. We failed by letting Hutchinson get in again. It won’t happen with Senator do nothing Cornyn. Unfortunately for Cornyn there are 3 democrats with plenty of money and name recognition going against him. We have a good shot this time around.

  5. Lets see… Against amnesty, against expanding government welfare and bureaucracy, in favor of the GWOT…

    Cornyn sounds okay by me!

    (Sorry, couldn’t help myself. You’ve got a great blog though)

  6. nytexan said

    That’s fine. You can say what you want and we don’t have to agree.

    Honestly Cornyn has not done much for Texans. He may help the republicans on the national level but as far as taking care of Texas he’s vacant. Most of the heavy work is done by Hutchinson, Cornyn is a White House guy.

    Thanks for the compliment on my blog.

  7. Whosplayin said

    Nytexan: You do such a great job of attracting trolls. That’s how you know you’re making Progress. Keep up the good work!

    Cornyn is a heartless, ambitious slicker who would sell his own mother for more power. Bless his heart, but I think he needs to come to Jesus.

  8. nytexan said

    Whosplayin:
    Thank you. I don’t let then get to me, for they know not what they say.

    “Bless his heart”…LOL
    I once heard Ann Richardson say “if you have nothing good to say about someone say bless your heart”

  9. I think that its a good thing for anybody to vote against SCHIPS, this program is supposed to cover children but, most states use it to cover people up to 24 years old, and the cap income is somewhere around $80,000, this is a stupid program that the Clintons came up with and a waste of my tax money.

    The goverment already has a failed program called welfare that is a total waste of Americans money. We don’t need SCHIPS to waste money too.

  10. nytexan said

    SCHIPS was originally authored, co-authored and passed by the Republicans Congress which originated from Hillary Clinton’s 1993 health care “reform” and it has been a very productive and useful plan.

    Your stated age of covering people up to 24 is not correct.

    The Senate bill it states:
    (D)(7) REFERENCES- With respect to a State plan under title XIX, any references to a child in this subsection shall include a reference to any individual provided medical assistance under the plan who has not attained age 19 (or, if a State has so elected under such State plan, age 20 or 21)

    The House bill states:
    SEC. 131. OPTIONAL COVERAGE OF CHILDREN UP TO AGE 21 UNDER CHIP.
    (a) In General- Section 2110(c)(1) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1397jj(c)(1)) is amended by inserting `(or, at the option of the State, under 20 or 21 years of age)’ after `19 years of age’.

    Your stated yearly income of 80,000.00 is too high. A family of 4 earning 40K-50K per year can’t afford insurance for the entire family and in many cases employer insurance is not offered. That was the cause of the increase in the program. Also, when families become unemployed payments under cobra are generally too high for family coverage, SCHIPS would allow for the children to be coverage.

    Each state also has the right to put restriction on the program and eligibility requirements. Texas is among the highest state in the nation of uninsured and underinsured children, so for Texans SCHIPS is an important program.

    The current revised SCHIPS bill was not authored, co-authored or sponsored by Clinton.

    In the House; H.R. 3162 was sponsored by Rep. John Dingell and had 12 Co-Sponsors:
    Rep. Thomas Allen, Rep. Tammy Baldwin, Henry Cuellar, Rep Diana DeGette, Rep Eliot L. Engel, Rep Gene Green, Rep Mazie K. Hirono, Rep Frank Pallone Jr., Rep Charles B. Rangel, Rep Fortney Pete, Stark, Rep Henry A. Waxman, Rep Wynn and Albert Russell.

    In the Senate; S.1893 was sponsored by Sen. Baucus, Max with no co-sponsors.

    Reading the bill for yourself and not listening to the GOP sound bites would be helpful.

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