Thursday, September 30, 2004


Believe it or not, Dick Durbin's record on the economy is not very good. Shocking, I know. I can't cover every economic issue in this post, but I'll note a few things Dick Durbin is dead wrong about.

I'll devote a separate post to taxes later, but I'll say this right now: Dick Durbin is the King of Wasteful Spending. As of 2003, Durbin had a 7% lifetime approval rating from Citizens Against Government Waste, earning him the worst record in the Senate. Way to go Dick!

Dick Durbin opposes limiting expensive medical malpractice lawsuits. These lawsuits drive up insurance costs and force doctors out of practice. That's just swell. Thanks, Dick!

Dick Durbin favors affirmative action in the workplace. Because what matters is not the content of someone's character or their ability, but their race, right Dick?

Dick Durbin favors increasing welfare subsidies. But Dick Durbin opposed tax relief. So Durbin supports giving money to people who are not working, and opposes allowing people who are working to keep more of the money they make. That's genius, Dick! Pure brilliance!

Dick Durbin opposes Social Security reform. Durbin doesn't think workers should be allowed to invest a portion of their payroll tax into private, self-managed accounts or even into private accounts managed by government contracted firms. Does Dick Durbin really think the government is that great at money management? The American people are so stupid that those who want to manage their own money shouldn't be allowed to because they'll do a worse job than the government?!?

Dick Durbin: wrong on the economy.

Wednesday, September 22, 2004


Dick Durbin thinks that there should be more funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. Durbin has voted multiple times to add sexual orientation to the definition of what constitutes a hate crime.

Should a crime committed against one type of person carry a different sentence as a similar crime committed against a different kind of person? If a racist kills a person of a different race, should his/her sentence be harder than the sentence of someone who kills out of jealousy? If a crime is committed against someone who is gay, should the prosecution of that crime be more forceful than the prosecution of a crime against someone who is straight? Dick Durbin thinks so.

On the other hand, if a crime is committed against multiple people, shouldn't each offense count as a different crime? Dick Durbin doesn't think so. Durbin voted against criminal penalties for harming a fetus when committing another crime. Maybe Dick Durbin doesn't think a fetus deserves consideration. But try telling the mother whose child dies in the womb because of some thug's vicious behavior that the loss of that life doesn't deserve to be prosecuted.

Dick Durbin: Wrong on crime.

Monday, September 13, 2004

Teri O'Brien

Hello fellow Students Against Dick Durbin (SADD). I'm including this link to something written by WLS (Chicago) radio personality Teri O'brien about/to Dick Durbin : Questions for Senator Durbin .

You should listen to Teri's show every week. She talks about Dick Durbin a lot. She's very funny and very right.

Friday, September 03, 2004


Maybe you're mostly pro-life. Maybe you're mostly pro-choice. Whatever.

Chances are, you are at the very least against partial-birth abortion. Mainstream Americans overwhelmingly support the ban on partial-birth abortion. Legislation banning this type of abortion had bi-partisan support in the House and the Senate before being signed into law by the president.

Guess who is out of the mainstream? Guess who did not support the ban on partial-birth abortion? Guess who sided with the most liberal members of his party? If you guessed Dick Durbin, you would be correct.

Dick Durbin: Wrong on abortion.