Arizona Independent registered voters should eliminate career politicians and do some fact checking on the U.S. Senate race between Jeff Flake and Richard Carmona. Indeed the career politician via Jeff Flake stated he was for term limits before he decided to be against it. In fact, Wil Cardon (his Republican opponent in the GOP primary) exposed Jeff Flake via a political video that can be seen here. Furthermore, it was the Republican primary candidate via Wil Cardon who asked Jeff Flake multiple times for Congressman Flake to stop relying on special interest dollars and sign the Arizona First Pledge.
Jeff Flake refused to sign the Arizona First Pledge. As an independent voter, I am disgusted with extremists and fringe groups. I am tired of do-nothing career politicians and it is time to vote in a politician who has a bipartisanship record like Richard Carmona. We have also watched Flake evolve for populist results in this key election year when he tried to paint himself as a Libertarian, however, he is far from being Libertian-esque. We've already got a Libertarian running for U.S. Senate and his name is Marc J. Victor. Over this past weekend, Flake recently sent out a mass mailer to Arizonans with regard to his attack on Richard Carmona and the budget deficits (see photo to the right); However, what Flake purposely leaves out is:
In 2002: Flake Voted to Increase the National Debt By $450 Billion. In 2002, Rep. Flake voted for passage of the bill that would increase the public debt limit by approximately $450 billion. The bill passed 215-214. [S 2578, Vote 279, 6/27/02]
In 2003: Flake Voted to Raise the Debt Ceiling to $7.384 Trillion. In 2003, Rep. Flake voted for the conference report on the concurrent resolution that would set broad spending and revenue targets over the next 10 years. The agreement would allow a tax cut of up to $550 billion to be protected by reconciliation rules. On April 11, 2003 pursuant to Rule XXVII, H.J. Res. 51 was deemed to have passed the House as a result of the adoption by the House and the Senate of the conference report for H. Con. Res. 95, the FY 2004 Budget Resolution. That resolution raised the public debt ceiling to $7,384,000,000. [CRS Report, Votes on Measures to Adjust the Statutory Debt Limit, 1978 to Present, 5/10/11; H Con Res 95, Vote 141, 4/11/03]
In 2004: Flake Voted To Increase The National Debt Limit By $700 Billion. In 2004, Rep. Flake voted for a procedural motion that included a roughly $700 billion debt limit increase. The provision inserted into a popular Defense spending bill allowed supporters to sidestep a direct vote on boosting the legal limit on government borrowing, then at $7.4 trillion. Congress approved a $984 billion debt ceiling boost in May 2003, the largest ever, without a stand-along vote, and a $450 billion increase in June 2002. Before that, the cap was not increased since 1997. The measure passed 221-197. [HR 4613, Vote 284, 6/22/04; CQ Today, 6/23/04; AP, 6/22/04]
In 2004: Flake Voted To Increase The National Debt Limit By $800 Billion. In 2004, Rep. Flake voted to raise the federal debt limit by $800 billion to $8.18 trillion. The Washington Post reported, “By passing such a huge increase in the debt limit, with no strings attached, Congress has effectively given the Bush administration a blank check to continue running large deficits, said Stephen S. Roach, chief economist at Morgan Stanley. ‘An open-ended license for this kind of fiscal irresponsibility is a recipe for disaster,’ he said.” The bill was adopted 208-204. [S 2986, Vote 536, 11/18/04; Washington Post, 11/19/04]
Do you really want to know who Jeff Flake as told by Republican Wil Cardon? Wil Cardon exposed flake on not creating one job, being involved in special interest groups and etc. I did find one mistake in the political ad because in my view, Jeff Flake does not support legal Comprehensive Immigration Reform. Flake voted against children and students via the DREAM Act vote of December 2010 -- even though most Arizonans support the DREAM Act and our youth.
Here is a video that was created by Republican Wil Cardon with regard to career politician Jeff Flake: