Phoenix, AZ– The McCain Campaign recently launched a new website exposing Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick’s reckless liberal record and her misleading statements to Arizona voters.
In an attempt to rewrite history, Congresswoman Kirkpatrick is desperately attempting to sound like a fiscal conservative but her liberal record is clear.
“When it comes to spending and taxes, Kirkpatrick swings with the most unrepentant progressives.” –Robert Robb (Ann Kirkpatrick is a centrist? Hardly)
“After nearly a decade in office, Democrat Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick has served as a rubber-stamp for the liberal establishment and Arizona families are paying the price,” said Lorna Romero, Communications Director. “As the $19 trillion national debt continues to climb, Congresswoman Kirkpatrick is more concerned about lining her pocketbook than fighting for Arizona taxpayers. This is just another example of how Congresswoman Kirkpatrick is choosing the liberal establishment over hardworking Arizona families. We cannot afford more failed Kirkpatrick policies.”
CLAIM: “If congress doesn’t pass a budget they shouldn’t get paid.”
REALITY: Kirkpatrick Was A Member Of Congress In 2010, A Year In Which A Budget Was Not Passed In The House Yet She Did Not Decline Her Pay. She Even Voted Recently To Increase Her Salary.
2010, House Democrats Failed To Pass A Budget For The First Time Since The Rules Were Put In Place In 1974. “House Democrats will not pass a budget blueprint in 2010, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) will confirm in a speech on Tuesday. But Hoyer will vow to crack down on government spending, saying Democrats will enforce spending limits that are lower than what President Barack Obama has called for. In the scheduled address to the progressive think tank The Third Way, Hoyer will acknowledge that the lower chamber will do things differently this election year. ‘It isn’t possible to debate and pass a realistic, long-term budget until we’ve considered the bipartisan commission’s deficit-reduction plan, which is expected in December,’ according to Hoyer’s prepared remarks that were provided to The Hill. The House has never failed to pass an annual budget resolution since the current budget rules were put into place in 1974. Hoyer this spring noted that the GOP-led Congress didn’t pass a final resolution in 1998, 2004 and 2006.” (Jared Allen, “Dems won’t pass budget in 2010,” The Hill, 6/22/10)
Instead Of Passing A Budget, The 2010 House Democrats Passed A Resolution Deeming Their Support For President Obama’s Broader Economic Goals But Did Not Propose Their Own Budget. “The House will put forth a ‘budget enforcement resolution’ rather than a budget blueprint that looks beyond next year and calculates five or 10 years’ worth of deficit figures. The House’s ‘enforcement’ — or deeming — resolution will endorse the goals of the president’s fiscal commission and reiterate the commitment to vote on its recommendations after the midterm elections. And it will also set limits on discretionary spending ‘that require further cuts below the president’s budget,’ according to the speech. “This budget enforcement resolution will enforce fiscal discipline in the near term while the fiscal commission works on a long-term plan to get our country back to fiscal health,’ Hoyer’s remarks state.” (Jared Allen, “Dems won’t pass budget in 2010,” The Hill, 6/22/10)
In June Of This Year, Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick Voted Against The Congressional Pay Freeze, Thus Voting For A Taxpayer Funded Pay Increase for Congress. The Arizona Republic Fact Check recently reported on Kirkpatrick’s pay raise vote. (8/10/16)