Thursday, September 18, 2008

More Than Streching The Facts

Paul Kanjorsk won't talk the issues so this piece is an attempt to let his record speak for "himself." In Kanjorski's 2002 campaign he made some claims about the issues.

On his 2002 website that is archived at the Library of Congress Paul Kanjorski lists issues during that campaign. There seems to be a problem with the issues . When one checks the record what is stated under the issue it appears to be an inaccurate representation of the Congressman's voting record.

On this issue Winning The War on Terrorism "Because he believes it is important to track, capture and prosecute terrorists, Congressman Kanjorski supported passage of the USA PATRIOT Act, which President Bush signed into law last October. The problem is when you go here you will see he voted NO.

On Safeguarding You Money, Investments, and Privacy it states "Congressman Kanjorski also believes that we need to crack down on corporate crime. To hold CEOs accountable and subject them to criminal penalties for knowingly lying, Congressman Kanjorski worked with his Democratic colleagues to introduce the Corporate Responsibility Act." Again there seems to be a misunderstanding of the record. This bill never became law. This bill was proposed in a previous session of Congress. Sessions of Congress last two years, and at the end of each session all proposed bills and resolutions that haven't passed are cleared from the books.
Last Action: Apr 29, 2002: Referred to the Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance and Government Sponsored Enterprises

I guess these problems are why he confessed to the world that the Dems strectched the facts about the Iraq war to win the 2006 election. Stretching the facts seems to be a habit. One has to wonder whether counseling will help this propensity to stretch.

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