Sunday, July 09, 2006

Congressman Burgess Fails the Middle Class

The Drum Major Institute, a non-partisan, non-profit think tank, had this to say in a report summarizing last year's congressional voting record.

Congress played no small part in driving the American Dream further out of reach for ordinary citizens in 2005. Congress at the Midterm: Their 2005 Middle-Class Record takes a closer look at the decisions made by Congress, from creating new obstacles for families overcome with debt to declare bankruptcy to a disastrous budget that aimed to pay for tax cuts benefiting the rich with dramatic cuts to student loans and health programs for the poor. After examining each bill in detail, Congress at the Midterm assigns a grade to each member of Congress based on his or her support for the middle class......

While Democrats received lower grades than last year, the Republicans did still worse, with only a handful among them even managing to eke out a passing grade on the issues of concern to their middle-class constituents.

And how has Congressman Burgess voted on issues of concern to middle-class North Texans? It should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with Burgess' rubber stamp record, that he scored an F. You can read the report here. Be sure to check out the analysis at Whosplayin.

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