Thursday, April 27, 2006

Why Support John Sweeney (R-NY20)?

Do you support the troops?

Rep. Sweeney opposed expanding access to the military's TRICARE health insurance program to thousands of Reservist and National Guard members, even though 20 percent of all Reservists do not have health insurance, and 40 percent of Reservists aged 19 to 35 lack health coverage.

Rep. Sweeney voted against granting a bonus to grant a $1,500 bonus to every American service member serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, including National Guard and Reserve forces.

Are you a student?

While tuition costs are rising for ordinary Americans, Rep. Sweeney voted to cut Federal student aid by $12.7 billion -- the biggest such cuts in history.

How you feeling about fuel prices?

Rep. Sweeney voted against cracking down on the oil and gas industries price gouging.

Rep. Sweeney voted for the GOP energy bill that gave billions to oil, gas and nuclear industries.

Big oil and gas industries have given Rep. Sweeney $25,500.

Did you know John Sweeney is the 'GOP Crony of the Week'?

Go here, put your cursor on John Sweeney's face and follow the connections. NY-20 can do better!

Update! Rep. Sweeney Parties On!

Congressman John Sweeney, a Republican from the 20th district of New York State, appeared at a registered party at Alpha Delta Phi on Friday, April 22. The Congressman came from Geppetto's Bar and was described by witnesses as being inquisitive and engaging, while also acting openly intoxicated.

Read all about it here.

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