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It’s time to replace Thad Cochran with a principled conservative

After a 34-year reign as “King of Pork,” it is beyond time for Thad Cochran to hang up the crown and let a real conservative take over in Washington. Like many old-bull Republicans, Thad Cochran has voted for endless spending, tax increases, funding for abortion, energy regulations, and most recently – funding for Obamacare.

Fortunately, Republicans in Mississippi have a strong alternative: State Senator Chris McDaniel –– a man who has been fighting the conservative fight inside and outside the state House for the past ten years.

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Thad's a big Washington Tax-and-Spender.

Taxes

Voted against amendment to index tax brackets to inflation, preventing bracket creep [Roll Call#191, July 16, 1981]

Voted for President Bush Sr.’s budget that included massive tax increases [Roll Call #326, October 27, 1990]

Voted against indexing Capital Gains taxes to inflation [Roll Call#159, June 27, 1997]

Voted against tax cuts, including a $500-per child credit, a reduction in the capital gains tax rate, an expansion of IRAs, and the elimination of the marriage penalty in the tax code [Roll Call #178, May 23, 1995]

Voted against major middle class tax cut – raising income thresholds for middle brackets [Roll Call #55, April 1, 1998]

Voted against suspending federal gas tax of 18.4 ¢/gallon for 150 days [Roll Call #183, July 13, 2000]

Voted to pave the road for an online sales tax run by a cartel of states [Roll Call #62, March 22, 2013]

Voted for the “Fiscal Cliff” tax hikes – the largest tax increases in American history, coupled with $332 billion in stimulus spending [Roll Call #251, January 1, 2013]

Spending/Debt

Rated the biggest porker of the year for three years in a row for his reckless spending [CBS, April 4, 2010]

Voted against amendment to prohibit the National Endowment for the Arts from using taxpayers money to promote or disseminate material depicting sexual activities [Roll Call #241, October 31, 1991]

Voted to continue funding “Bridge to Nowhere” in Alaska [Roll Call #262, October 20, 2005]

Voted against requiring 2/3rds majority to raise none-defense discretionary spending [Roll Call #65, March 16, 2006]

Voted against resolution to express the sense of the Senate that Congress has a moral obligation to offset the cost of new Government programs and initiatives! [Roll Call #140, April 24, 2007]

Voted to increase U.S. share of United Nations “peacekeeping” costs [Roll Call #317, September 6, 2007]

Voted against earmark moratorium [Roll Call #50, March 16, 2010]

Voted for the massive $2.4 trillion debt limit increase that gave Obama a free ride though his re-election bid [Roll Call #123, August 2, 2011]

Voted against a plan that would actually balance the budget within 10 years [Roll Call #101, May 16, 2012]

Government Run Healthcare

Voted for President Bush’s massive new market-distorting, budget-busting entitlement – Medicare Part D [Roll Call #459, November 25, 2003]

Voted for the $1.054 trillion FY 2012 omnibus bill, which funded Obamacare [Roll Call #235, December 17, 2011]

Refused to join the battle to defund or in any way disrupt Obamacare

Bailouts

Voted for Bush stimulus bill and expansion of FHA authority to cover risky loans [Roll Call #10, February 7, 2008]

Voted for bailout of Freddie and Fannie, along with grants to ACORN [Roll Call #96, April 11, 2008  Roll Call #186, July 26, 2008]

Voted to retain an additional $5 billion for International Monetary Fund [Roll Call #201, May 6, 2009]

Cap and Trade/Energy

Voted against an amendment that would have eliminated all energy subsidies and restored the free market in one of our most important industries [Roll Call #40, March 13, 2012]

Voted for the 2007 Energy Bill – the Obamacare of energy, which mandated crushing burdens and standards on cars, fuel producers, and appliances [Roll Call #430, December 13, 2007]

Welfare

Voted against welfare reform, requiring most able-bodied, non-elderly food stamp recipients to work 40 hours during each 4-week period [Roll Call #408, September 11, 1995]

Voted against cutting back food stamp spending to pre-Obama levels [Roll Call #120, June 13, 2012]

Voted for the massive $1 trillion food stamp/farm bill [Roll Call #141, June 6, 2013]

Illegal Immigration

Voted for amnesty [Roll Call #127, May 17, 2006]

Voted against construction of border fence [Roll Call #200, July 13, 2006]

It just goes on...and on...and on...

Private Property

Voted against blocking confiscation of private lands under eminent domain [Roll Call #103, March 18, 2009]

Life

Voted for Medicaid funding for abortions [Roll Call #132, May 21, 1981]

Voted to table the amendment to bar the use of federal District of Columbia funds to pay for abortions, except to save the life of the mother [Roll Call #291, November 7, 1985]

Voted for federally funded research on embryonic stem cells [Roll Call #206, July 18, 2006 Roll Call #127, April 11, 2007]

Voted against straightening laws to circumvent taking minors across state lines for abortions without parental notification [Roll Call #71, March 13, 2008]

National Defense

Voted to ratify the new START treaty, a unilateral disarmament pact that evinced weakness to Russia [Roll Call #298, December 22, 2010]

Voted against sanctions on Iran [Roll Call #172, June 16, 2006]

Education

Voted to create the Department of Education [Roll Call #310, Sept 24, 1979]

Voted against providing tax credits for those opting out of the public school system [Roll Call #355, November 16, 1983]

Voted for No Child Left Behind: [Roll Call #371, December 18, 2001]

Jobs

Voted against preventing the use of involuntary union dues to support political candidates [Roll Call #865 Sept 29, 1982]

Voted for Clean Air Act that placed onerous regulations on manufacturers, killed jobs, and hurt consumers [Roll Call #324 Oct 27, 1990]

Voted for Democrat-Union thuggery by opposing measure to require unions to obtain permission from members or shareholders before spending money on political activities [Roll Call #43, March 21, 2001]

Second Amendment

Voted for then-Senator Joe Biden’s massive gun control bill, which banned numerous firearms and created undue  burdens and waiting periods on purchasers [Roll Call #125, July 11. 1991]

Voted to prohibit the sale of all guns without Washington-approved safety devices [Roll Call #17, February 26, 2004]

Chris McDaniel for Senate

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