Chamber Of Commerce Reminds Voters That Evan Bayh Is No Moderate
It has become increasingly apparent that Evan Bayh’s only hope is if Indiana voters base their decision solely around their fond feelings for Bayh’s dad, former Senator Birch Bayh. Today, the Chamber of Commerce held a series of events throughout Indiana reminding voters that Evan Bayh’s record is nothing like his father.
One reason why the Chamber of Commerce’s events were necessary is because of the mistaken assumption that Bayh is a moderate who’s in touch with Indiana values. In actuality, Bayh is a DC liberal, and he has the record to prove it.
While Congressman Young has a 91% rating from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Legislative Vote Analysis, Bayh has an abysmal 55% lifetime rating. A look at some of the key votes Bayh made as a Senator, as tracked by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, shows definitively that Bayh is a big government liberal:
- In 2010, Bayh cast a vote to push Obamacare through the Senate using reconciliation.
- In 2009, Bayh cast a deciding vote for Obamacare.
- In 2008, Bayh voted for the Boxer amendment to the Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act that would have “restricted the use of fossil fuels.”
- In 2007, Bayh voted to invoke cloture on the CLEAN Energy Act of 2007 which would have created “punitive taxes on the oil and natural gas sector.”
- Also in 2007, Bayh voted to invoke cloture on the Employee Free Choice Act. This bill was a union power-grab, better known as card-check. If successful it would have upended the secret ballot system and curtailed the voting rights of potential union members.