Joe is the U.S. Representative from Indiana’s 2nd Congressional District. He is a Democrat and presents himself as a Blue Dog Democrat, which is a Democrat that promotes him/herself as a moderate in the midst of a party that is loaded with progressive liberals and socialists. His website bio casts him as a former small business owner that understands the small merchant class.
This is all well and good, but his bio has more to read… more about what Joe wants us to know about himself:
Joe is committed to a moderate and common sense agenda that includes creating and preserving jobs, reducing the debt and deficit, fighting for our veterans, and promoting an all-in energy plan. In Congress, he serves on two committees: Financial Services and Veterans’ Affairs.
Let’s break it down a little, shall we? He says he is “committed to a moderate and common sense agenda that includes creating and preserving jobs, reducing the debt and deficit..“.
Donnelly voted for the 2009 Stimulus – American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. This cost the American taxpayers $800 billion, much of which was borrowed money.
How did it do?
Democrats and progressive hacks will proudly tout that it created or saved one million jobs. So if we crunch the numbers, that means each one of those jobs cost $800,000. But the real difficult thing to gauge is how many jobs were saved and how many were created. There is no way to track the saved jobs, as there is no formula for anyone to say how many jobs would have been lost. We just have to take their word for it.
Just for kicks, let’s look at it another way. Most jobs were promoted to be good paying middle class jobs. The U.S. median income is approximately $50,000 annually, so if we are to further explore the math trail, we can see that there is a deficit of $750,000 per job.
Who got it? Who has it? Is it still there? Or did it go into the Democrats’ special interests’ bank accounts?
I guess if you want a fairly easy to understand version, Wikipedia has one. But that is the government version, so one must always read with some intelligent skepticism.
The point here is simple, Joe Donnelly did not vote for Indiana’s interests. He voted for the interests of his party and his own. On the most crucial issues, he has consistently voted with Nancy Pelosi since 2007 and Barack Obama since 2009. He voted against the will of the majority of the American people on Obamacare. He voted for the unconstitutional TARP and Cash For Clunkers. He voted to increase the debt ceiling to $16 trillion, the bailout/takeover of GM and Chrysler, and many other bills that have been rammed down the throats of the American people against the will of the majority.
So the question becomes, do Hoosiers really want a Senator Joe Donnelly in the Senate under the thumb of Harry Reid?
Like I stated earlier, Donnelly has consistently run as a pragmatic Blue Dog Democrat, who will serve his district more than the Democratic leadership. But when we count up the money, we see he has cost the taxpayers trillions of dollars.
As Sen. Evan Bayh once related in a TV interview, good people can go to Washington to try to make a difference and have every intention of doing the right thing. But when their arms get twisted by the party leaders to take one for the team, it becomes a brutal game, whereby the ones who go against the grain are ostracized and cut out of important opportunities to make that difference they sought to make.
I will not assassinate his character like the Left and the Donnelly campaign are trying to do to his opponent, Richard Mourdock. But by all accounts of his record, we can see that Joe Donnelly has succumbed to that brutal political game long enough.
Donnelly, Nancy Pelosi, and Barack Obama are all of one mind, soul and spirit. They believe that they can continue to spend, borrow, and print money to return prosperity to the U.S., but when we look closer, we can clearly see they are seeking to add to its woe and despair–by making more Americans dependent on the government for it’s basic sustenance. And in the process they are lining the pockets of special interests that do not represent most Hoosiers.
Don’t fall for the misinformation. It’s time to retire Donnelly.
(NOTE–This post was not paid for by anyone and certainly was not approved by Joe Donnelly, Nancy Pelosi or Barack Obama.)