Andy Tobin “Blows The Whistle” on Kirkpatrick and Pelosi

January 16, 2014
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Andy Tobin “Blows The Whistle” on Kirkpatrick and Pelosi

Pro-Kirkpatrick ad and her vote against Obamacare transparency couldn’t be more ironic

On the same day that Nancy Pelosi’s Super PAC, House Majority PAC, launched an ad claiming Arizona Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick “blew the whistle” on the ObamaCare website, Kirkpatrick voted against bipartisan legislation today calling for more transparency with that very website. Even Arizona Democrats Ron Barber and Kyrsten Sinema were among the 33 House Democrats who voted in favor of this bipartisan fix, illustrating just how strong Kirkpatrick is in her support of ObamaCare despite the claims in this false ad.

Now, Arizona House Speaker Andy Tobin is pointing out Kirkpatrick’s hypocrisy and calling on Pelosi’s PAC to remove the false ad from the airwaves.

“This is proof that Ann Kirkpatrick’s Washington allies cannot fool Arizonans,” Tobin said. “It doesn’t matter how much money Kirkpatrick and Washington Democrats spend on ads, the facts are the facts. Kirkpatrick voted for ObamaCare, and today she voted to do the exact opposite of what this ad claims. It’s time to blow the whistle on this false ad.”

The bipartisan bill Kirkpatrick voted against, HR 3362, would require the Health and Human Services Department to report any and all problems that occur with the website and associated with the health care exchanges. Additionally, the department would need to report weekly on health insurance enrollment through HealthCare.gov.

ABOUT ANDY TOBIN:

Andy Tobin and his wife of 27 years, Jennifer, are the proud parents of five children- three daughters and two sons. Tobin is a small business owner who has devoted his life to positively affecting his community through job creation, public service and advocating for conservative principles. Tobin’s focus has been on creating sustainable jobs, helping small businesses succeed, building a stronger middle class and putting Arizona back on track. While serving as Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives, Tobin drastically cut government by 25 percent, balanced Arizona’s budget and presided over the largest tax cuts in Arizona’s history, saving Arizona taxpayers millions of dollars.

Tobin has fought for your family’s freedoms, your prosperity and your community for the past six years while serving in the Arizona Legislature. He continues to lead the fight to stop the implementation of the disastrous ObamaCare. As your Representative in Congress, Andy Tobin will represent your voice, and lead the charge in fighting for you against the wasteful spending, government intrusion, and out-of-touch insiders that are taking away your freedoms.

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Gifford’s Voting Record Will Hurt Her in the 2010 Election

Gabrielle Giffords voted for approval of the $787 billion stimulus bill without reading it beforehand. The consequence of this omission is Giffords could not have known that the stimulus bill was back-loaded for 2010 and beyond. Only 30% of the stimulus bill was spent during 2009, the year we needed to see at least 70% of it spent.

 Giffords also voted for the so-called “cap and trade” bill, also without reading it or the related amendment. In her letter to constituents, Giffords proudly claimed that the bill will actually reduce the average household utility bill by seven percent.

 Energy rates are projected to increase by 90%. Even President Obama admits that energy prices will “skyrocket” under “cap and trade.” On average, the cost for electricity for my residence is about $200 per month for electricity.  Under ACES, the acronym for the “cap and trade” bill, my monthly rate will increase to $380. Gifford claimed that rates will decrease by 7% by 2020. 

 Although the rate will be much higher than $380 per month in 2020, let’s use $380 as our example. A 7% decrease in 2020 translates to a monthly rate of $353.40 or a 77% increase over today’s rate. I don’t know what kind of math Gifford used but it does not add up. There is no 7% decrease, only a 77% increase. Experts agree that rates for electricity, gas, and natural gas will almost double across the board under this bill. ACES is a massive tax increase on the American people and Giffords has participated in one of the largest hoaxes in this nation’s history.

 In the July 16, 2009, edition of Arizona Capitol Times, Giffords was interviewed. In the interview she claimed that 50 million people did not have access to health care and another 20 million are underinsured. The numbers are estimates not facts. Further Giffords claim that 50 million people do not have access to health care is palpably false.  What these people do not have is health care insurance but they do have access to health care.

 Additionally, Giffords has followed Nancy Pelosi’s orders on not only the stimulus and “cap and trade” bills but also the so-called S-CHIP $33 billion expansion of government health care, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act (a sop to trial lawyers), the Stupak antiabortion amendment compromise to the health care bill, the Affordable Health Care for America Act adding $2 trillion to the deficit, the Medicare Physician Payment Reform adding more than $200 billion to the deficit, and the Permanent Estate Tax Act increasing inheritance taxes to 45% on estates larger than $3.5 million.

 In one of Giffords’ emails to her constituents, she wrote:

 “I always appreciate hearing from constituents, like you, who are informed and interested in the important issues affecting Arizona and the nation.  My job as your representative is to help you connect with federal agencies, access services and get your questions answered thoroughly.  Please do not hesitate to contact me in the future if you require assistance.”

 Giffords failed to mention that her most important responsibility is to represent her constituents. Gabrielle Giffords is not a Blue Dog. She’s Nancy Pelosi’s lap dog. So far, it appears that she has been doing Nancy Pelosi’s business rather than the people’s business: not a very good track record to run on in the next election.