Here in Georgia, the buzz over the U.S. Senate and Gubernatorial race has become all the rave, for those of us willing to partake in this shindig. When election season is in, so comes the infighting between Republicans and republicans. (Yes, there is a difference)
Since the 2012 Presidential race, we have seen the Republican Establishment begin to eat their own. Most recently, at Burt’s Pumpkin Farm when Nydia Tisdale was physically removed for doing nothing more than filming the event. (Note: Nathan Deal was at this event, sitting directly next to Tisdale and made absolutely NO effort to stop what was happening.)
This brings me back to the headline of this article.
Who is Nathan Deal?
Here’s a brief history of who Deal really is: Deal was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives as a Democratic Party candidate in 1992, but switched to the Republican Party in 1995. On March 1, 2010, Deal announced his resignation from Congress to run for governor of Georgia.
Yes, you heard that right. Deal was a Democrat until he realized that it was much easier to be reelected back to the House of Representatives, as a Republican. So, what did Ol’Nathan do while he was in office? Here’s a very short list of just some of the bills he wither voted for or against. The ones listed below are BAD votes in that they either 1.) Add taxes 2.) Spend billion’s or 3.) They are just flat out unconstitutional.
Lets begin, shall we?!
Here’s a list of votes made by Nathan Deal, which show his track record of wasteful spending, tax hikes and outright unconstitutional bills. This is why I will NOT be voting for him:
H R 2346: Supplemental Appropriations, FY 2009: would provide an additional $96.7 billion in “emergency” funding for the current fiscal year over and above the regular appropriations.
H R 5006: Making appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2005, and for other purposesLabor-HHS-Education Appropriations. This mammoth appropriations bill (H.R. 5006) would provide $496.6 billion in fiscal 2005, including $374.3 billion for the Department of Health and Human Services, $60.3 billion for the Department of Education, and $14.9 billion for the Department of Labor.
H R 2415: On Agreeing to H. Amdt. 306 to H R 2415:
De-funding the United Nations… Um hello, that’s a no-brainer.
H R 2: Student Results Act: Federal Education Grants. This legislation would fund Title I spending — which dispenses grants to primary and secondary schools — to the tune of $9.9 billion. This represents a 28 percent increase over fiscal 1999!
H R 6304: FISA Amendments Act of 2008: to revamp the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), would allow warrantless electronic surveillance, including monitoring telephone conversations and e-mails, of foreign targets, including those communicating with American citizens in the United States.
H R 1429: Improving Head Start Act: Federalization of Schools. The program received $6.9 billion in fiscal year 2007. $7 billion was authorized in the fiscal 2008 omnibus bill, but H.R. 1429 increased funding to $7.4 billion for fiscal 2008, $7.7 billion for 2009, and $8 billion for 2010. The income level at which families are eligible to participate was raised from 100 percent of the poverty level to 130 percent ($26,728 for a family of four).
H R 1955: Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007 the bill threatens legitimate dissent. You know, the right of the people to redress their government?
S 1927: Protect America Act: Don’t let the title fool you. Much like the PATRIOT Act, warrantless surveillance of American citizens is a violation of the Fourth Amendment provision against “unreasonable searches and seizures.”
H R 1585: On Agreeing to the Amendment 5 to H R 1585: This Amendment would have given the President the authority to bypass congress to go to war. Might I remind you the power to declare war belongs solely to Congress, not the president. Under Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution, Congress alone has the power to declare war.
H R 2237: To provide for the redeployment of United States Armed Forces and defense contractors from Iraq: according to Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution, only Congress can declare war, and consequently our soldiers are not fighting under a constitutional mandate.
H R 5825: Electronic Surveillance Modernization Act: More warrantless surveillance. Boy, Nathan Deal is all about some warrantless surveillance, isn’t he?
H R 6166: Military Commissions Act: The bill defines an unlawful enemy combatant to include a person who “has purposely and materially supported hostilities against the United States or its co-belligerents.” Once designated an unlawful enemy combatant, a defendant’s rights would be curtailed: he would be denied the right of habeas corpus; he could be detained indefinitely; and evidence obtained through coercion could be used against him–so long as the coercion falls outside the administration’s definition of torture.
H R 5631: On Agreeing to the Amendment 17 to H R 5631: Yet another bill that Nathan Deal voted for that would give the President the sole power to declare war, completely bypassing congress.
H R 5522: Making appropriations for foreign operations, export financing, and related programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2007, and for other purposes: would authorize $21.3 billion for foreign operations and economic assistance in fiscal 2007. Though foreign aid is supposed to help the poor and suffering in other countries, it instead has served to prop up economically deficient socialist regimes and to transfer wealth from American taxpayers to third-world elites.
H R 5384: Making appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2007, and for other purposes: More welfare… would provide $93.6 billion in fiscal 2007 for the Department of Agriculture, the Food and Drug Administration, and related agencies. The funding includes $37.9 billion for the food-stamp program, $13.3 billion for the child-nutrition program, and $19.7 billion for the Commodity Credit Corporation, a federally funded program that aids farmers.
Ok, Ill stop there since I am only 1/4 of the way though Deal‘s voting record. I’ll let you the opportunity to go view the ones that I didn’t include.
So, is Nathan Deal REALLY a Conservative, or is he nothing more than another BIG GOVERNMENT statist?