Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Knollenberg Voted Against Arming Our Troops!! Again.

This is outrageous. This is a matter of life and death.

Last week Joe Knollenberg voted to send our troops to Iraq without proper body armor.

Knollenberg thinks our troops only deserve Vietnam era body armor -- he won't vote to supply them with the proper body armor. This 30 second video by a veterans group illustrates the difference.

During the same Appropriations committee meeting, Knollenberg also voted to slash funds for veterans healthcare again!

We have contacted votevets.org to see what we need to do to modify this so it can be run here so voters see just how Knollenberg "supports" the troops.

If you are interested in helping, send an email to Joe@knollenberg.org and we will add you to our contact list.

[Thanks to Sharon for her post on this issue and to Bruce for raising the issue to my attention.]


Alex said...

I completely disagree with everything Joe Knollenberg has ever done. This man is clearly living in the dark ages and i seriously hope he is replaced by a level headed democrat like his opponent during the last election. he is staunchly against raising CAFE standards or doing anything for our environment or the public, and has created a website assailing the governor of california for trying to clean up the sate and make it a model for the rest of the country. It is definately time for Joe Knollenberg to retire. I agree with him on absolutely nothing, the fact that global warming is occuring and he is allying himself with detroit automakers who are shrinking throughout his state shows where his true interests lie and thats not with the people of michigan. How could we as voters elect a man who voted against getting more union rights for workers, raising the minimum wage, protecting the environment or making our country safer through supporting implementation of the 9/11 comission recomendations. I ask the people of michigan to please take this man out of office and vote for someone who is not stuck in the dark ages defending dying industries and allowing corporations to continue to pollute although they are pulling jobs out of america and his state.

Alex said...
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With Liberty & Justice for all . . . said...

Thanks Alex!

I agree with everything you said!

[For anyone who is interested, the "comment deleted" was not censorship -- it was just a mistaken double post so I deleted the second entry.]