Sen. Burr: Working for N.C.?

Sen. Richard Burr has consistently sided with insurance companies against health care reform. He has voted a total of 18 times to ship North Carolina jobs overseas. He voted against the Disclose Act, which would have mandated that politicians reveal the millions of [foreign], corporate and special-interest dollars they receive to influence elections. He recently voted against regulations that would rein in the irresponsible and fraudulent Wall Street practices that lead to the financial meltdown of 2008. He also recently voted against extending unemployment benefits to 200,000 American families at a time when the unemployment rate in N.C. was nearly 11 percent. He has vowed to "defund any effort to implement" the health insurance bill, which would result in the loss of $15.4 billion in affordability tax credits to 951,000 North Carolinians and $20 billion in federal Medicaid funding. And if you've guessed that Burr has received millions of campaign dollars from the above referenced special interests, well, you win a gold star.

— Jeff Callahan
Flat Rock

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2 thoughts on “Sen. Burr: Working for N.C.?

  1. Dionysis

    Let’s see some Burr supporters try and refute the facts contained in this piece, and make the case that this bought-and-paid-for lackey of big business is something other than that, and how keeping him in office will benefit the average citizen of North Carolina. Have at it.

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