“We congratulate Tom Smith on winning the Pennsylvania Republican Senate Primary. The difference in this race couldn’t be more clear. Tom is a proven job creator who believes we need less government spending and lower taxes, while Bob Casey has voted in lockstep with Barack Obama and his agenda of higher taxes and increased government regulation. It’s time to restore fiscal sanity and pro-jobs policies in Washington D.C. and we can do that with Tom Smith as the next U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania.” – NRSC Executive Director Rob Jesmer
Bob Casey ran for the United States Senate attacking his opponent for voting with President Bush more than 90% of the time, driving up the deficit while claiming he’d never support deficit spending, and saying that a vote for him was a vote for smart tax policy.
Since the day he was elected, Bob Casey has flipped on nearly every single promise he made to the people of Pennsylvania.
As a Senator:
- Casey has consistently voted 93% of the time or more with Barack Obama.
- Voted to increase the debt ceiling resulting in a deficit that is more than $15 trillion
- Voted for a government takeover of health care – saying no one worked harder than he did to get it done
- Voted for the massive failed stimulus program
- Voted for the job-killing cap-and-trade legislation.
The race for United States Senate in Pennsylvania will be a clear choice between a tax-and-spend liberal who unabashedly supports the Obama agenda versus a pro-jobs leader who will be a check-and-balance on the far-left Obama agenda and who will put Pennsylvania jobs first.
VOTED IN LOCKSTEP WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA
2006: Casey: “And I Think . . . When You Have Two Politicians In Washington That Agree 98 Percent Of The Time, One Of Them Is Really Not Necessary. We Could Have A Machine Have That Kind Of Votes. We Need Someone Who’s Going To Be Truly Independent, Who Has The Character And The Integrity To Stand Up To His Party And His President . . . .” (Pennsylvania Senate Debate, “Meet The Press,” 9/3/06)
Today: In 2011, Casey Supported Obama 93 Percent Of The Time. (Congressional Quarterly, www.cq.com, Accessed 1/25/12)
In 2010, Casey Supported Obama 98 Percent Of The Time. (Congressional Quarterly, www.cq.com, Accessed 9/29/11)
In 2009, Casey Supported Obama 97 Percent Of The Time. (Congressional Quarterly, www.cq.com, Accessed 9/29/11)
VOTED TO DRIVE UP THE NATIONAL DEBT
2006: Casey: I believe in a balanced budget. Government should live within its means like any small business.
Today: Casey Has Voted At Least Nine Times To Increase The Debt Limit – Debt Is Over $15 trillion (S. 365, CQ Vote #123: Motion Agreed 74-26: D 45-6; R 28-19; I 1-1, 8/2/11, Casey Voted Yea; H. J. Res. 45, CQ Vote #14: Passed 60-39: R 0-39; D 58-0; I 2-0, 1/28/10, Casey Voted Yea; H.R. 4314, CQ Vote #397: Passed 60-39: R 1-38; D 57-1; I 2-0, 12/24/09, Casey Voted Yea; H.R. 1, CQ Vote #64: Adopted 60-38; R 3-38; D 55-0; I 2-0, 2/13/09, Casey Voted Yea; H.R. 1424, CQ Vote #213: Passed 74-25; R 34-15; D 39-9; I 1-1, 10/1/08, Casey Voted Yea; H.R. 3221, CQ Vote #186: Motion agreed to, thus clearing the bill for the president, by a vote of 72-13: R 27-13; D 43-0, I 2-0, 7/26/08, Casey Voted Yea; H. J. Res. 43, CQ Vote #354: Passed 53-42: R 27-30; D 25-21; I 1-1, 9/27/07, Casey Voted Yea; H.J. Res. 98, CQ Vote #2: Motion rejected by a vote of 44-52: R 42-1; D 2-49; I 0-2, 1/26/12, Casey Voted Nay; S.J. Res 25, CQ Vote #130: Motion rejected by a vote of 45-52: D 1-48; R 44-2, 9/8/11, Casey Voted Nay)
VOTED FOR HIGHER TAXES, MORE SPENDING & INCREASED REGULATION
2006: “A Vote For Bob Casey Is A Vote For Smart Tax Policy That Will Help Our Nation Grow Rather Than Bankrupt The Federal Budget And Our Future.” (Bob Casey For U.S. Senate 2006 Website, www.bobcasey.com, Accessed 3/31/11)
ObamaCare Casey: “No One In The Senate Has Worked Harder Than I Have To Get This Done.” CASEY: “But I also voted to get the bill out of the committee, and I want to get health-care legislation passed. No one in the Senate has worked harder than I have to get this done, and we will get it done.” (MSBNC, 12/7/09)
Stimulus Casey Voted For The “Stimulus” Bill. (H.R. 1, CQ Vote #64: Adopted 60-38; R 3-38; D 55-0; I 2-0, 2/13/09, Casey Voted Yea)
Casey Told Business Leaders In Pennsylvania That The Stimulus Would Help Get The Economy Out Of The Ditch, Create Jobs, And Help Those Who Suffered The Most From The Recession. “Mr. Casey, a Democrat, told about 165 business leaders who attended a breakfast hosted by the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Business and Industry at the Woodlands Inn and Resort that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will help get the economy out of the ditch, create jobs and aid those hardest hit by the recession. He said the act is good news for Northeast Pennsylvania, the entire state and country.” (Denise Allabaugh, “Stimulus Plan Defended,” The Times-Tribune, 3/17/09
Cap-And-Trade In 2008, Casey Voted To Move Forward With The Boxer Amendment That Would “Cap Greenhouse Gas Emissions Nationwide.” “Motion to invoke cloture (thus limiting debate) on the Boxer, D-Calif., substitute amendment no. 4825 that would cap greenhouse gas emissions nationwide and set up a trading system for companies to buy and sell emissions allowances.” (S. 3036, CQ Vote #145: Rejected 48-36: R 7-32; D 39-4; I 2-0, 6/6/08, Casey Voted Yea)
Casey Took To The Senate Floor To Voice His Support For Cap-And-Trade That He Claimed Would Stop Global Warming, Bring Down The Cost Of Gas And Create Jobs. (Senator Bob Casey, Congressional Record, 7/3/08, p. S4940)