How does the garbage lady stay on top in the polls?

In the Michigan poll, Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) holds a double-digit lead over former congressman Pete Hoekstra (R), 49 percent to 37 percent.

She’s done basically nothing for Michigan. Her record.

A few highlights:

Voted YES on Congressional pay raise. (Jul 2009)
Voted YES on providing a US House seat for the District of Columbia. (Feb 2009)
Voted YES on granting the District of Columbia a seat in Congress. (Sep 2007)
Voted NO on requiring photo ID to vote in federal elections. (Jul 2007)

Voted NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (May 2011)
Voted YES on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Jun 2009)
Voted YES on expanding the Children’s Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)

Rated 86% by UFCW, indicating an anti-management/pro-labor record. (May 2012)

Voted NO on notifying parents of minors who get out-of-state abortions. (Jul 2006)
Voted YES on $100M to reduce teen pregnancy by education & contraceptives. (Mar 2005)
Voted NO on criminal penalty for harming unborn fetus during other crime. (Mar 2004)
Voted NO on banning partial birth abortions except for maternal life. (Mar 2003)
Voted NO on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
Voted NO on barring transporting minors to get an abortion.

Green jobs:

Hypocrite- arguing against raising the debt limit … in 2004:

She’s on FOUR committees; Budget, Finance, Energy, and Agriculture.

Obviously, the Budget committee hasn’t kept her too busy. The Energy policy … well, we know how that’s gone. Agriculture also handles nutrition programs (foodstamps – which has grown enormously under Obama). And finally, the Finance Committee:

The Senate Finance Committee is one of the most influential committees in the U.S. Senate and has jurisdiction over a wide range of issues important to Michigan. All legislation regarding Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, trade policy, pensions and tax policy is referred to the Finance Committee.

Yikes. From her website:

As a member of the Senate Finance Committee, Senator Debbie Stabenow has been working to create the right economic conditions for small businesses to create jobs. The credit crunch has kept many of Michigan’s small businesses from accessing the credit they need to expand and hire workers.

Her great idea to spur business? The “Charging America Forward Act.”

Sen. Stabenow’s Charging America Forward Act will provide consumers with a rebate worth up to $7500 for plug-in electric vehicles at the time of purchase and give businesses a tax credit for purchasing medium or heavy duty plug-in hybrid trucks. The bill also extends a public-private partnership she helped create to increase the production of advanced battery technologies in America.

Yea, let’s give wealthy people a rebate for buying their conscience soothing automobile.

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