Betsy Markey (D, CO-4) has been working hard lately to convince the voters in Colorado's 4th Congressional District that she is a fiscal conservative. So hard, in fact, that she claimed to have voted against the TARP funding bill even before she took office (listen here for yourself).
Umm, I voted against the TARP funding, umm, you know when, of course that was actually, uh, voted on before I came in to, to office, the first half of that money, the Troubled Asset Relief Program, that's the money that went to the big banks...
This is what happens when you have to pretend to be something you're not. You start claiming to be against unpopular spending legislation in which you didn't even participate. Markey joined the Blue Dogs recently in another attempt to convince voters she really cares about their pocketbook.
Unfortunately for her, her voting record is available to anyone that is interested in looking into it. In her first two months in office she voted for $1.2 trillion in new spending. This doesn't include her vote for Cap and Trade legislation, and her strong support as a co-sponsor of the proposed Card Check bill.
And about those green jobs for Colorado that she promised if Cap and Trade were to pass? The only way it's going to happen is if your tax dollars fund it. There's this little problem with customers that don't exist.
Betsy Markey is a shopaholic when it comes your tax dollars, her claims of fiscal conservatism and organization memberships notwithstanding. The truth is, she votes with her party 94% of the time. Thankfully, we have some great candidates in CD-4. One of them will send her on her way in November if people will look at her actions and not just her words.
Crossposted at Night Twister