Johnny “Banker Bailouts” Isakson – Bailouts

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Operation Educate strives to bring you the most accurate information on political happenings. As we move into the next election season, we will start posting the voting records of candidates that directly contradict each political party’s core values. Each claim that we make, will ALWAYS be backed up with a link attached on every vote.

Today, we shall start with Georgia’s U.S. Senator, Johnny Isakson and his support of the Banker Bailouts from 2008-2010.

Johnny Bailouts

According to The Conservative Review, Senator Johnny Isakson has voted EIGHT (8) times to increase the debt ceiling for a total of $7,127,600,000,000[1]

Senator Isakson echoed the Democrat premise about defaulting on debt without such increases. On the 2013 debt ceiling increase[2], Isakson bought the false narrative of default by releasing this statement:

“Today, the U.S. Senate passed bipartisan legislation to reopen the government and prevent a default… I’m pleased that the bill averts a default while preserving and protecting the historic government spending cuts from the Budget Control Act of 2011 that have resulted in the largest spending cuts in 50 years.”

Sen. Isakson has voted for the following bailout bills between 2008 and 2010:

 

Bailouts:

 

 


Additional sources:
[1] http://www.heritageactionscorecard.com/votes/vote/s123-2011

[2] http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=110&session=2&vote=00010

[3]http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=110&session=2&vote=00096

[4] http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=110&session=2&vote=00157

[5] http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=110&session=2&vote=00186

[6] http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=111&session=2&vote=00135

[7] http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=111&session=1&vote=00148

[8] http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=111&session=2&vote=00032

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