Thursday, October 11, 2012

Virginia 5th District U.S. House Race - #4287 - Robert Hurt: A Clear Choice This November (2) Different Audience, Different Douglass - Washington D.C. Insider and Lobbyist John Douglass Once Again Not Being Honest (3) Part II - Failed Energy Policies: Washington D.C. Insider and Lobbyist John Douglass Already Toeing the Failed Party Line (4) Part III: Obamacare Edition: Washington D.C. Insider and Lobbyist John Douglass

A Clear Choice This November - Congressman Robert Hurt’s campaign tonight released the following statement following tonight’s debate at the Sorensen Institute: Tonight, the people of the 5th District saw two very different visions for our nation’s future and on November 6th, they will have a clear choice. While Washington D.C. insider and lobbyist John Douglass misled the people of Virginia’s 5th District, Robert Hurt painted a clear picture of where he stands on the issues most important to our district. John Douglass made it known that he will toe the failed party line and put party over people by supporting the same Obama/Pelosi policies of government knows best that the people of the 5th District rejected in 2010 and still reject now. These failed policies have driven us to a $16 trillion dollar debt, increased energy costs on families, and destroyed jobs across the 5th District. Robert Hurt's vision for our future is one of limited government and unlimited opportunity. Robert has fought for a balanced budget, a commonsense regulatory structure, and a reasonable and responsible energy policy to ensure prosperity for all Americans. There is only one candidate who will serve as a true voice for Virginia's 5th District and that is Robert Hurt - the contrast could not be clearer. BACKGROUND · FALSE: John Douglass alleges that troop pay would be cut by sequestration. · TRUE: The White House Office of Management and Budget report that was issued on September 14th explicitly states that military pay and benefits would not be impacted. House Republicans are the only ones who have offered a plan to eliminate the threat that the sequestration poses next year – the Senate and the President have taken no action. · FALSE: John Douglass alleges that the House Budget cuts veterans programs. · TRUE: According to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, the House budget fully funds Department of Veterans Affairs programs in order to keep our promises to our veterans. Robert supports our veterans. · FALSE: John Douglass alleges that he created Virginia Class Submarines. · TRUE: Congress decided to move the Virginia Class Submarines to Virginia.


Different Audience, Different Douglass: Washington D.C. Insider and Lobbyist John Douglass Once Again Not Being Honest - (1)  John Douglass - “No, no I got my pay check but that’s it. I didn’t lobby for clients or anything. I didn’t do any lobbying period. I just happened to be registered.”  (2) John Douglass, Star News, 9/25/12 -   BUT “Yes, yes I was, I was a registered lobbyist for about a year.…. And so if those are the wrong things…I’m guilty.”(3) John Douglass, Public Event, 8/21/12 -   AND FURTHER “I was a registered lobbyist for about 9 months.” – John Douglass, Star News, 9/25/12 CHATHAM, VA. – Washington D.C. insider and lobbyist John Douglass has once again been caught not being honest with 5th District voters. In a recent Star News interview he claims that on one hand he was not a lobbyist and on the other hand he was. In statements he made at a campaign meeting earlier this year, he explicitly states that he lobbied. John Douglass has chosen to deliberately misrepresent his previous record as a lobbyist. If he is willing to make these patently false statements to reporters and 5th District voters, how can we trust him in Washington. While John Douglass denied that he had engaged in any lobbying the firm that employed him paints a very different picture. The end of year disclosures for the Aerospace Industries Association in 2006 and 2007 show that John Douglass lobbied in 10 different areas on their behalf, in everything from Export Controls to Tax Credits for his corporate clients. The people of the 5th District deserve better from those who wish to represent them in Congress. Read more.......

Part II: Failed Energy Policies - Washington D.C. Insider and Lobbyist John Douglass Already Toeing the Failed Party Line - QUESTION: What is your policy on climate change and particularly the environment? Do you support something like what Obama has put forward? JOHN DOUGLASS ANSWER: Yeah. I’m a huge protector of the environment. When Washington, D.C. Insider and lobbyist John Douglass was asked whether he supported President Obama’s failed energy policies, John Douglass – toeing the party line – answered yes. Does John Douglass know what kinds of energy policies President Obama supports? Here is a glance: SOLYNDRA: JOHN DOUGLASS SUPPORTS WASTING TAXPAYER DOLLARS PICKING WINNERS AND LOSERS A congressional report concluded Friday that “political pressure” by a White House eager to tout stimulus spending was largely to blame for fast-tracking the ill-fated $535 million Solyndra loan guarantee — findings compounded by the release of an email that showed the former CEO once referred to the aid as “The Bank of Washington.” (Fox News, “Email shows ex-Solyndra CEO thanked ‘Bank of Washington,’ as new report rips loan process,” 8/2/12). “Senior Obama Administration officials decided to restructure the government’s half-billion-dollar loan to the California solar energy firm Solyndra even after government analysts had concluded it would cost taxpayers far less to allow the company to fail, according to a newly released report on the investigation into the Solyndra matter by House Republicans.”  Read more......

Part III: Obamacare Edition: Washington D.C. Insider and Lobbyist John Douglass Already Toeing the Failed Party Line -In no uncertain terms, Washington, D.C. insider and lobbyist John Douglass supports the President’s government takeover of health care that has lead to double-digit unemployment in the 5th District, while bankrupting our families and small businesses with higher health care costs, and a giant tax increase that the people of the 5th District rejected in 2010. This shows just how out of touch John Douglass is with 5th District Virginians. He would rather toe the party line and follow the Obama-Pelosi lead than listen to the people.  The question below: Would you ever vote to repeal the president's health care law? - John Douglass - No -   Read more.....




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