Pat Roberts

For Rep. Tiahrt, Cash for Clunkers was a good spending program

For Rep. Tiahrt, Cash for Clunkers was a good spending program

When the Obama Administration needed additional funds for the Cash for Clunkers program, Todd Tiahrt was agreeable to funding this wasteful program. As summarized by the Congressional Research Service: "Makes emergency supplemental appropriations of $2 billion for FY2009 and FY2010 to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of the Department of Transportation (DOT) for the Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save Program (Cash for Clunkers Program)." This bill passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 316 to 109. Among House Republicans, the vote was 78 to 95 in favor of passage. Todd Tiahrt was one of the…
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American Hospital Association supports Kansas Sen. Roberts

When the American Hospital Association decided to support one of the candidates for United States Senator from Kansas, the chosen candidate, Pat Roberts, took pride in the endorsement. And, who wouldn't be proud? American hospitals? Who isn't in favor of good hospitals for Americans? As it turns out, AHA is a special interest group. It is a major spender on lobbying and campaign contributions. It is a major supporter of Obamacare. Through 2013, AHA has spent $259,067,349 on lobbying. It lobbies in favor of its members and against potential competitors, such as doctor-owned hospitals. Reporting on an aspect of the…
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Roberts, ducking debates, disrespects Kansas voters

With the decision of United States Senator Pat Roberts to skip debates with his opponents, Kansans are deprived of a useful part of the political process. Election campaigns are an essential element of representative democracy. Campaigns are simultaneously a means for those who seek elective office to connect with voters and a way for citizens to learn about the candidates who are seeking their votes. Political campaign debates are an integral component of the modern political campaign. ... Voters have come to expect election debates, particularly in the race for the president of the United States but increasingly for other…
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For Kansas’ Roberts, a shift in voting sentiment

Kansans should be happy that Senator Pat Roberts is voting in a fiscally conservative way. Happy, but skeptical. Organizations like Club for Growth produce scorecards of legislators. The motto of Club for Growth is "Prosperity and Opportunity through Economic Freedom." It supports candidates who believe in pro-growth policies, limited government, low taxes, and economic freedom. Kansans who believe in these values can trust Club for Growth as a reliable indicator of candidates' beliefs and actions. The Club for Growth creates voting scorecards. These scorecards are a selection of votes that the organization believes distinguish between those who support the club's…
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For Kansas Senator Roberts, earmark reform not worthy of his vote

Kansas Senator Pat Roberts promotes his fiscal conservatism, but failed to vote in favor of earmark reform in a recent close vote. In 2012 an amendment to a Senate bill was offered that would have dramatically reformed the earmark process. The vote was On the Amendment S.Amdt. 1472 to S.Amdt. 1470 to S. 2038 (Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act of 2012). The purpose of the amendment, according to Congress.gov, is "to prohibit earmarks." Although offered in 2012, the short title of the amendment was "Earmark Elimination Act of 2011" The nub of the amendment was "It shall not be…
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Voice for Liberty Radio: U.S. Senate candidate Dr. Milton Wolf

Voice for Liberty Radio: U.S. Senate candidate Dr. Milton Wolf

In this episode of Voice for Liberty Radio: Candidate for United States Senate Dr. Milton Wolf spoke to the Wichita Pachyderm Club on Friday June 13. He spoke about the issues he feels are important today in America and took questions from the audience. Dr. Wolf was introduced to the Pachyderm Club members and guests by myself. Shownotes Milton Wolf campaign page Archive of Milton Wolf columns at Washington Times
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Voice for Liberty Radio: U.S. Senator Pat Roberts

Voice for Liberty Radio: U.S. Senator Pat Roberts

In this episode of Voice for Liberty Radio: United States Senator Pat Roberts spoke to the Wichita Pachyderm Club on Friday May 30. He addressed a number of current topics in Washington such as the problems at the Veterans Administration, the Internal Revenue Service, and regulations regarding the lesser prairie chicken. He also spoke about his current campaign for re-election and took questions from the audience. Roberts was introduced to the Pachyderm Club members and guests by Sedgwick County Republican Party Chairman Bob Dool. Shownotes Pat Roberts Congressional office page Pat Roberts campaign page
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For Senator Roberts, a few questions regarding ethics

When candidate for United States Senator from Kansas Milton Wolf posted medical images that some thought were unethical, the establishment political class was worked up over this perceived indiscretion. Now the initial hubbub has died down. Except, on a website produced by the Pat Roberts campaign. Not only produced, but promoted so that when you Google "milton wolf" you'll be presented with a paid advertisement directing your attention to this site. That site prominently features and takes delight in presenting these perceived indiscretions for which Dr. Wolf has accepted responsibility for and apologized. But there are a few questions that…
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For Kansas’ Roberts, an election year conversion?

For Kansas’ Roberts, an election year conversion?

A group of like-minded Republican senators has apparently lost a member. Is the conservative voting streak by Pat Roberts an election year conversion, or just a passing fad? The campaign manager for United States Senator Pat Roberts has touted on Twitter the candidate's perfect record on FreedomWorks scorecards for 2014: [email protected]: who's the real conservative? @PatRoberts2014 has a prefect vote score with @FreedomWorks #tcot http://t.co/TslzTsZoOF— Leroy Towns (@dltowns) May 22, 2014 FreedomWorks -- whose motto is "Government fails. Freedom works." -- describes itself like this: We are over 6 million Americans who are passionate about promoting free markets and individual…
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Pyle, Kansas Senator, considering Roberts challenge

Kansas Senator Dennis Pyle (@Dennis_Pyle) is considering challenging Pat Roberts (@SenPatRoberts) and Milton Wolf (@miltonwolfmd) for the Republican Party nomination for United States Senator from Kansas. As suspicious as I am regarding the motivations of politicians, I didn't think of this until a few political observers suggested it: Could this be an effort by the Roberts campaign to muddy the waters and diminish Wolf's prospects? Or was this an organic decision made by Pyle -- after "months of prayer," of course? Or did Roberts campaign operatives butter up the northeast Kansas Senator and seduce him with the possibility of a…
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