Sunday, June 6, 2010


Political Policy is proud to endorse Pat Toomey as the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania. Pat Toomey has both the political and business experience to bring practical, common sense leadership to Washington on behalf of all Pennsylvanians. Pat rebukes the progressive/socialist agendas of Obama, Pelosi, Reid embraced by his opponent Joe Sestak; agendas designed to reduce America’s exceptionalism, dignity, freedoms and strength.

Pat’s guiding principles of limited government, lower taxes, reduced spending, a strong national defense and traditional family values will put America back on the path to be, as President Ronald Reagan described, “ … a shining city upon a hill whose beacon light guides freedom-loving people everywhere."

Pat Toomey’s Background
Pat Toomey is the President, and CEO, of the “Club for Growth”. The “Club for Growth” is a national network of thousands of pro-growth Americans, from all walks of life, who believe that prosperity and opportunity come through economic freedom. The “Club for Growth” works to promote public policies that encourage a high growth economy and a swift return to America's founding principles primarily through legislative involvement, issue advocacy, research, training and educational activity.

Before joining the “Club for Growth” Pat served as a member of the United States House of Representatives, from Pennsylvania’s 15th congressional district, for three terms, from January 1999 through January 2005. Pat Toomey distinguished himself as one of Congress’ leading advocates for limited government and personal freedom. He led Republican efforts to expand the Bush tax cuts of 2001; to reduce wasteful spending; and to block the vast expansion of Medicare in 2003. He served on the Budget Committee, the Financial Services Committee, and the Small Business Committee.

Prior to his service in Congress, Pat co-founded, owned, and operated four very successful, original-concept restaurants in Allentown and Lancaster, Pennsylvania. His first career was in investment banking from 1984 through 1991. He developed and managed a $21 billion trading operation for Morgan Grenfell Finance, Inc. in New York, supervising sales and trading operations in New York, London, and Tokyo.

Pat attended La Salle Academy in Providence, RI and graduated from Harvard University, cum laude, with a degree in government.

Jobs and the Economy
The government should be making it less expensive and easier for businesses to hire people. It can do this by cutting taxes and decreasing regulation. For example, if we rescind the stimulus and cut both employees’ and employers’ payroll taxes instead, every worker would see an immediate increase in their take home pay and it would be less expensive for businesses to hire new workers.

If we eliminated the tax on capital gains and lowered the tax on businesses, it would make U.S. companies more competitive, and lead to major job growth.

When people work hard, they have a right to enjoy the money they have earned. But when the government imposes an unnecessarily heavy burden on our paychecks, our businesses, our investments, and our goods and services, it impinges upon our economic freedom. If government cuts taxes, people will have a natural incentive to work more, produce more, and invest more. That is why keeping taxes low is so important to growing our economy, creating jobs, and increasing the standard of living for all Americans.

Pat supports lower marginal income tax rates for all Americans, cutting the tax on capital gains investment, and cutting income taxes on American businesses - which suffer from the second highest corporate tax rate in the world. As a Congressman, Pat never voted for a tax increase and fought for lower taxes for all Americans. In the Senate, he will fight for the lower taxes that are integral to our economic freedom and the economic prosperity this country deserves.

Washington politicians are on a dangerous spending spree. A combination of wasteful pork projects, multiple bailouts, the so-called stimulus, and new government programs have pushed the deficit for 2009 to a record-breaking $1.6 trillion dollars and the ten-year deficit to $9 trillion dollars. Pat has long been a strong proponent of putting policies in place to make sure our representatives and senators can’t spend taxpayer dollars haphazardly.

When he was in Congress, he voted against spending taxpayer dollars on pork-barrel earmarks and pushed for laws that would curb how much politicians are allowed to spend. Because of his strong record of standing up for taxpayers, Pat received the highest score of any Pennsylvania member of Congress from Citizens Against Government Waste. When Pat is elected to the Senate, he will continue to push for these and other policies that save taxpayer dollars and erase the deficit.

America is in danger of becoming a bailout nation. First, Congress bailed out the Wall Street companies, then homeowners who borrowed too much, and then the auto industry. Altogether, the American people have been placed on the hook for several trillion dollars.

Bailouts reward companies that took too many risks and acted irresponsibly simply because they are large and hold sway in Washington. At the same time, the bailouts punish those businesses and individuals who worked hard, acted responsibly, and succeeded. In other words, bailouts encourage failure and discourage success.

Health Care
Over the past couple of decades, health insurance premiums have increased much faster than the general rate of inflation. But many politicians in Washington are pushing for a government-run healthcare system that does not make health care any cheaper, will push many people out of their private coverage, limits patient choice, restricts access to life-saving procedures, and puts government bureaucrats in charge of our health care.

Instead of giving the government more power, Pat believes the best way to lower the cost of health care is by giving choices and power to patients. One way to do that is to encourage the growth of personally owned and controlled health care. We can start by giving individuals who buy their own health insurance the same tax benefits that employers enjoy when they buy health insurance for their employees. This will make it much easier for millions of Americans to buy their own health insurance plan.

National Security
Pat believes that our country must have the strongest defensive capabilities in the world. We should not hesitate to take action in defense of our freedom and our American way of life. But we must also make sure that American military action is guided first and foremost by the country’s national interest. As a Congressman, Pat always voted to fund our most important defense systems, including the strategic missile defense program to protect our country from the threat of a missile attack.

Part of our national security must also include a comprehensive program to protect our nation’s soldiers and veterans and ensure their continued well-being. As a senator, Pat will fight to make sure our soldiers have the equipment they need to be victorious and our veterans have the care they deserve when they come home.

Family and Marriage
Pat is pro-life and believes that children should be welcomed into the world and protected by its laws. Pat also believes the tradition of marriage is sacred and is best defined as between a man and a woman. As a Congressman, Pat voted to protect the institution of marriage in many ways.

For example, Pat voted to reduce the tax penalty on married couples and will support similar policies as a U.S. senator. Throughout his time in Congress, Pat voted for legislation to protect innocent life, strengthen marriage, and protect the traditional values upon which this country was founded.

Pennsylvanians for Pat
Pennsylvanians are aligned around Pat Toomey’s agenda to reinvigorate America’s greatness. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey on June 4 of Likely Voters in Pennsylvania shows Pat Toomey with 45% support, while his opponent Joe Sestak earns 38%. Pat Toomey holds similar leads among both male and female voters. Voters not affiliated with either party strongly prefer Pat Toomey.

Also, according to the poll, 56% of all Pennsylvania voters favor repeal of the ObamaCare bill that Sestak voted for as a member of the House. Pat Toomey was a strong advocate against the progressive/socialist ObamaCare bill that Joe Sestak voted for in Congress.

Sestak's Progressive/Socialist Agenda
Even though he has couched himself as an “independent” Pat’s opponent Joe Sestak, while in Congress, has been a staunch supporter of the Obama, Pelosi, Reid progressive/socialist agenda. Perhaps Mr. Sestak is too embarrassed to admit it, but he has voted for their agendas 100% of the time with, as Jennifer Rubin of "Commentary" writes, no daylight between them. In fact, in the following exchange between Joe Sestak and David Gregory on “Meet The Press” on May 23, Joe Sestak is ashamed to admit his allegiance to the Obama agenda.

David Gregory: Congressman, you sound like the ultimate outsider. The only problem is, you are a congressman . . . you voted for TARP, for the bailout, you voted for the President’s stimulus plan, you voted for the President’s health care plan, exactly which establishment are you not part of that you’re running against?
Sestak: You know, I have 31 years in the navy; when I came to Washington, I was kind of taken aback. That kind of accountability that I learned from my actions in the U.S. Navy, seemed to be absent down here in Washington D.C. .

David Gregory: But Congressman, the question I asked you, you have supported all the major elements of the Obama agenda, and yet, in that sound bite, you were running as an outsider. Are you not part of the establishment that you are railing against?
Sestak: Oh, I did vote for those because they were needed. But as John F. Kennedy once said: “Sometimes the Party asks too much . . .”
David Gregory: Which element of the Obama agenda that was his priority did you stand up to?
Sestak: Oh, I honestly think that this President has done great, good things, but I don’t think we’ve gone far enough in terms of helping small business.

Sestak the ultimate outsider? “…this President has done great, good things?”. I submit that Mr. Sestak is the ultimate Obama insider. Mr. Sestak sounds as though the Obama progressive/socialist agenda has not gone far enough in it’s attempt to systematically dismantle America’s greatness. Come November Pennsylvanians should not give Mr. Sestak the opportunity to deliver on his attitude.

SestakGate: The “Chicago-Arkansas Way”
Joe Sestak admitted in an interview with Larry Kane on February 18 that he was bribed by being offered a federal job by the so-called “ethical” Obama administration in exchange for dropping his challenge to Sen. Arlen Specter in Pennsylvania's Senate democratic primary. Sestak was bribed by the Obama administration in June and July of 2009, and the corrupt Obama administration finally admitted as much by announcing that former President Bill Clinton offered Joe Sestak an unpaid job in the Obama administration if Sestak dropped his Senate campaign and remained in the House of Representatives.

Not that federal laws are of much importance to Sestak’s favored Obama administration (since they ignore immigration laws and the entire constitution), but federal statute 18 USC 600 expressly prohibits “… promises of employment in connection with any general or special election to office.” The Obama-Sestak bribe is an impeachable presidential offense.

Of course the Obama administration is doing it’s best to cover it’s “Chicago way” political dirty tricks, but Rep. Darrell Issa, ranking GOP member of the House Committee on Government Oversight and Reform, and all the Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee, wrote a letter to FBI Director Robert Mueller over “SestakGate”. They have urged the FBI Director to investigate “collusion” and possible obstruction of justice involving the White House, former President Bill Clinton, and Joe Sestak’s brother, who was consulted during the drafting of the self-serving White House report that cleared Obama officials and Bill Clinton of any wrongdoing.

The head of the Justice dept., Obama’s private lawyer (and apparently not America’s) Attorney-General Eric Holder has refused to uphold his office and has already turned down a request from Rep. Darrell Issa to investigate SestakGate. Holder has not yet responded to the letter from all seven Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee, but the answer is expected to be the same, i.e., “go away”. In the letter the GOP lawmakers write the following about SestakGate,

“Despite the seriousness of these allegations, we are disappointed that the Justice Department has denied any request to appoint a Special Counsel to investigate this matter. That’s why we’re calling on the FBI to look into the allegations. Admissions that the White House intentionally sought to manipulate the outcome of a Democratic Senate primary strike at the heart of our democracy. Only a full criminal investigation can restore integrity to our election process.”

Sestak not only covered up the Obama bribe until prompted in the Kane interview, but also refused to answer questions as to, in fact, what job he was offered in the Obama bribe. Please view the attached video wherein Sestak sidesteps all questions on the matter in his best Obama “Chicago way” style.

Pennsylvanians must ask themselves this question, “Is Joe Sestak and his radical progressive/socialist, Obama Chicago-way unethical politics what they want in a U.S. Senator?”

Pennsylvanians must also ask themselves another question, “Do they want dignity, ethics and American values in a U.S. Senator who will help restore America, as President Ronald Reagan once described as, “ … a shining city upon a hill whose beacon light guides freedom-loving people everywhere."

The first question is rhetorical. The second question has a solution and that solution is Pat Toomey.


Matt said...

For an "outsider," Sestak sure sounds like an "insider."

As for Toomey, He's been waiting in the wings for a while now. He's good on the issues, and has a shot.

Anonymous said...

Facts are facts, and Toomey's record regarding support of the military, in particular veterans, has been piss poor. Hence his NOT being endorsed by the VFW PAC, an organization who still has the honesty, integrity, and loyalty to the SOLDIERS to be honest about who is best.

Facts, however, don't seem to matter too much to Toomey, or most of the brainwashed, hate-filled, profits before people, we claim to support the troops but refuse to make our own sacrifices for them far right wing.

But he HAS helped take jobs we don't need here and create jobs for communists in China, and that too is an absolute fact. After all, profits before people is the real GOP way.

What do I know: I'm just another combat infantryman who served my country in Iraq, studies the founding fathers religiously, and will always put what's best for the people of this nation over what's best for the likes of Toomey. Apparently that makes me a communist too.

Yes, if you don't want to take any responsibility for our country, vote TOOMEY. AFter all, it's all about me!

Dennis Gallagher said...

You have a right to your opinion, but when it comes to facts Pat Toomey has always voted to support our military and create U.S. economies. The far left has legislated against these stances over and over, Sestak being the most vile in his "Pelosi-like" voting record. The progressive/socialist left has crippled US businesses in the U.S. and given them no options to continue as on-going enterprises and support our foreign enemies with vigor. Pat Toomey will free U.S. based businesses from over regulation & crippling tax burdens to create U.S. based jobs. Please read Pat Toomey's "Road to Prosperity" to find the facts on his positions--don't read the socialsit left wing rants. Sestak is a progressive/socialist and if that's what you want then vote for him-- because that is what you will get.