FLORIDA 16th District:

I sent an email to Rep Vern Buchanan (R)

You've lost my vote, Congressman Buchanan.  

>  Buchanan has been targeted by conservative media for not standing up to defund Obamacare. As Nathan Mehrens, president of the Americans for Limited Government, explained: “When it counted, Representative Buchanan was nowhere to be found in the fight to defund Obamacare.”
Buchanan has said he wants to repeal Obamacare, but when pressed has said he would like to keep certain portions of it.

>  At a time when the conservative members in the Florida delegation were attempting to defeat the Boehner-Pelosi “Doc Fix” bill that is slated to cost over $200 billion dollars over the next ten years, Buchanan aggressively championed it and praised its final passage: “This bipartisan bill is a testament to what Washington can accomplish when we work together to solve problems that will improve the lives of others.” [4] This legislation will do greater damage to an already ailing Medicare program, exploding costs while making zero substantial or lasting reforms.

>  When House conservatives fought tooth and nail to hold the president accountable and defund his unlawful amnesty actions, Buchanan cheerily backed the establishment call to surrender and hand the administration a clean DHS spending bill. Buchanan even went as far as to mimic Democratic talking points during the fight, raising concerns over using Department of Homeland Security funding as a leverage point to undo the illegal actions (the only constitutionally accepted means for doing so). He said: “I think it would be a cloud over all Homeland Security, in my opinion. We got to have people on guard, because we have real threats to our country that are going on. It would also create uncertainty... Immigration is broken; we need to fix it… and we will."

>  Florida House conservatives led the revolt at the beginning of the 114th Congress to unseat Speaker Boehner and replace him with a more conservative leader. Rep. Buchanan not only abstained from this effort, but as anticipated, supported Rep. Boehner at the expense of the effort. As the press reported: “While Floridians were at the heart of the revolt against Boehner, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Longboat Key, was not among the group. Buchanan’s support for Boehner was never in any jeopardy. Buchanan said he thinks Boehner has done a good job in finding ways to work together with everyone in the Republican caucus.” Buchanan later said, “Boehner has been an effective leader.” [6]

You strongly supported the TPA/TPP (Obama fast track)

Lets not forget all the spending...

"Mr" Buchanan, if yours is the only name on the next ballot, I'd rather stay home.  You don't "represent" your constituents. You represent the DC-machine; and yourself. As "WE" are paying the price for your securing your prestigious "chair" in the House Ways and Means Committee.

ps:  I'm posting this on the internet; and I'm emailing it to my local group members as well.   Referring to Obama, back in 2009, Rush Limbaugh once said:  "I hope he fails".  I hope the same for you in the next election.  

You'll be RELIEVED to know that this will be my last contact (what "contact"?!) w/ you.




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