Turn a blind eye, Saxby… turn a blind eye…

The Democratic Party of Georgia today blasted Saxby Chambliss in an e-mail to supporters:

Saxby Chambliss has turned a blind eye to hardworking every-day Georgians who are struggling to stay afloat in tough economic times.

This week, we hear from Twiggs County farmer George Rouse. Skyrocketing costs on everything from groceries to gas to health care are making it harder than ever for George, and millions of other Georgians, to get by. Food prices have almost doubled since 2005 [Source: ERS/USDA]. The price of gas has more than tripled since Saxby was elected to the Senate [Source: Energy Information Administration]. But unfortunately, Saxby is just too busy helping out his lobbyist and special interest pals to help out hard-working Georgians who deserve a fair shake from Washington.

We need a Senator in Washington to fight for George Rouse and folks like him, not the special interests and lobbyists.

When it comes to looking out for Georgia’s working families, Saxby looked the other way:

No help for farmers and ranchers. Chambliss voted against assistance to farmers and ranchers making less than $750,000 a year and a program that would have helped train and encourage the next generation of American farmers and ranchers. [Vote #426, 12/13/07].

No help for working families either. And while prices for food, housing, health care and other necessities have gone up, Chambliss voted multiple times against raising the minimum wage [Vote #179, 6/21/06, Vote #26, 3/7/05]

Meanwhile, Saxby has worked hard to get things done for his friends on Wall Street.

Yes to rewarding companies that send American jobs to China, India, and other countries. In 2004, Chambliss voted against closing up $39 billion in tax breaks for companies that outsource their jobs. [Vote 90, 5/11/04] In 2005, Chambliss voted against against repealing tax incentives for domestic companies that move their manufacturing plants out of the U.S. [Vote 63, 3/17/05]
He even gave those same companies a tax cut. In 2003, Chambliss voted to cut taxes on U.S. companies’ overseas income from 35% to 5.25%. [Vote 165, 5/15/03]

Won’t hold U.S. companies accountable if they deal with terrorists. Chambliss even voted against an amendment that makes U.S. businesses liable for dealing with foreign businesses that have links to terrorism. [Vote 203, 7/26/05]

Democrat Jim Martin and Libertarian Allen Buckley are challenging Chambliss for his seat in the US Senate.


  1. boyreporter says:

    Well, I never gave Saxby credit for being either intelligent or principled, so he’s just doing what comes natural.

  2. Bill Simon says:

    Yes, of course, it is Saxby’s fault that this country started down the path of encouraging the use of ethanol as a fuel, thus turning a once cheap commodity into a high-priced fuel.

    OH WAIT…no, it wasn’t, was it?

  3. Harry says:

    What’s this talk about taking money from the pockets of hard-working taxpayers and putting it in the pockets of speculators and con artists. I say no way. If there’s some economic discomfort maybe they’ll learn the lesson for the next time.

  4. bowersville says:

    ..some economic discomfort…they’ll learn the lesson for the next time.

    It’s a generational thing and how quickly they forget.

    I hate to admit it, but I’m beginning to believe that the best thing for this country is for the Progressive Dems to have control of both chambers of Congress and the White house.

    How quick we’ll get back to those good ole Progressive Jimmy Carter years where no amount of money would buy 10 gallons of gas and maybe, just maybe, Iran can nuke the middle east off the map and Russia can march to the English Channel unopposed.

    And just like the Carter years, interest rates will go to 20+% and you won’t have to worry about a mortgage crisis, because no one will be able to buy a mule, much less a new home.

    Then we can tax the H#LL out of luxury items and high end earners and they can move the money off shore and another 50 million imbeciles can get a $1200 tax credit promised by Obama rather than paying any income tax.

    Yes, those will be the days.

  5. bowersville says:

    The key to the editorial is the last sentence, the government’s fingerprints are all over it.

    The S&L crisis came after Jimmy Carter. To me the S&L crisis had the government’s fingerprints all over it, just like the current mortgage crisis.

    But don’t worry, if anybody, Obama/Biden or McCain/Palin try to clean up this mess, Troopergate ain’t nothing.

    So it comes down to who has the biggest [email protected] to take the Washington corruption on, Obama/Biden or McCain/Palin.

  6. Ga Values says:

    Where Saxby Chambliss gets his money::

    Agri Business—-$1,368,000 Banks, Insurance, Real Estate—-$1,332,000 Lawyers & Individual Lobbyist——$641,000 Misc Business —-$679,000 Other ——$606,000..

    The Agi Business got a gift of $20 billion waste from Saxby’s Farm Bill. The Banks, Real Estate & Lawyers just got a $2 TRILLION gift from the Bail Out the Banks act which Saxby & Johnny voted for. Not a bad return on your money.


  7. Game Fan says:

    Is there any proof that Tax me shameless isn’t just another “go along to get along” Republican? Has he ever had an original thought? Gone against the grain? Or is he going off the menu with practically everything?

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