Pennsylvania’s Michael Fitzpatrick represents Pennsylvania’s 8th District in Congress. He received a ZERO rating from TheMiddleClass.org Voter Guide. That’s right, he votes with the middle class zero percent of the time!
Rep. Fitzpatrick ‘s Record
The first two points in this Rep. Fitzpatrick’s TheMiddleClass.org Voter Guide entry are:
Voted for the Republican FY 2013 Budget
Would slash domestic spending including converting Medicare into a voucher program,
Voted against the FY 2013 Progressive Caucus Budget for All
H.Con. Res. 112 amendment would reduce long-term federal debt through short-term job-creation measures, such as increased spending on rebuilding roads and schools.
Fitzpatrick’s Campaign Website
While voting against middle class interests, what does Rep Fitzpatrick tell voters in his district?
From the website:
Much of Mike’s efforts in Congress have focused empowering Americans to kick-start our economy to put people back to work. He has worked to pass nearly 30 bills through the House of Representatives aimed at getting government out of the way of small business and fostering a predictable set of rules for businesses to grow. Ranging from closing tax loopholes to ensure everybody pays their fair share to keeping bureaucratic regulations are kept in check, Mike has focused on real world solutions that move us forward.
“30 bills” to “kick-start our economy to put people back to work”? As the Huffington Post reported, “House Republicans routinely beat the drum about the hard work they have done in passing ‘more than 30 jobs bills’ … But there’s a problem with their jobs bills: They don’t create jobs. At least, they won’t any time soon. In interviews conducted by The Huffington Post with five economists, most said the GOP jobs package would have no meaningful impact on job creation in the near term. Some said it was not likely to do much in the long term, either.”
How about Medicare? Fitzpatrick voted to turn Medicare into a voucher plan, that doesn’t even give seniors enough of as check to buy the private insurance they would have to go out and find — on their own — at the very time they need health care the most!
And get this trick, form his website: “Mike believes it is essential that those over 55 years old should not have their benefits changed.” As President Obama said during the first debate, “If you’re 54 or 55, you might want to listen.” Fitzpatrick is telling you here that if you are 55 or younger, your Medicare benefits will change.
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