Dahlkemper Continues to Mislead Voters

Congresswoman Dahlkemper’s TV ads clearly adopt the old adage “if you can’t convince them, confuse them.”
Butler, PA –Mike Kelly (R-Butler), in response to Congresswoman Dahlkemper’s first round of TV ads in the Erie media market, made the following statement:
“Congresswoman Dahlkemper continues to mislead voters in Erie County and beyond by taking credit for opposing the 2008 bailout (TARP).  Unfortunately for her and the taxpayers she represents, the paper trail just doesn’t support that claim.  The fact is, Congresswoman Dahlkemper had numerous opportunities to railroad this outrageous government spending.  Instead, her loyalty to Speaker Pelosi trumped her commitment to 3rd district voters.”
Background:
What she says…
• In a Sept. 23, 2008, article, The Herald in Sharon, Pa. reported, “Mrs. [Kathy] Dahlkemper [D-Pa.] — a small business owner — called the bailout a necessary evil, and said she also supports a string of Democratic amendments offered so far that would bring some of the relief to Main Street.”[1]
• In March 2009, Rep. Dahlkemper said that she voted against “the second Wall Street bailout”
• According to a March 15, 2009, Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper (D-Pa.) press release, “‘At a time when Pennsylvania’s middle class families are struggling to make ends meet, it is simply appalling that AIG would shell out millions of hard-earned taxpayer dollars in excessive bonuses for its executives,’ said Rep. Dahlkemper. ‘Such reckless disregard for the American people’s money is precisely why I voted against the second Wall Street bailout.
“‘The executives at AIG have an obligation to reject these bonuses and apologize to American taxpayers for so egregiously violating their trust,’ continued Dahlkemper. ‘Congress and the Obama Administration must take additional steps to further protect taxpayer dollars through increased accountability and transparency.’”[2]
Opposed to what she actually does…
• In December 2009, Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper voted against an effort to repeal the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) and lower the national debt limit
• On Dec. 11, 2009, Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper (D-Pa,) voted against a Rep. Dent, R-Pa., motion to recommit the bill to the House Financial Services Committee with instructions that it be immediately reported back with an amendment that would repeal the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) and lower the national debt limit. (Motion rejected 190-232; D: 19-232; R: 171-0)[3]
• In January 2009, Rep. Dahlkemper voted against a bill to require Treasury to develop a plan for repayment of all assistance provided under the bailout and repeal authority to spend the final $350 billion
• On Jan. 21, 2009, Rep. Dahlkemper voted against a Rep. Barret, R-S.C., motion to recommit the bill to the Financial Services Committee with instructions that it be reported back forthwith with language that would require the Treasury Department to develop a plan for repayment of all assistance provided under the $700 billion 2008 financial industry bailout law and repeal authority to spend the final $350 billion. (Motion rejected 199-228; R: 172-2; D: 27-226)[4]
• In January 2009, Rep. Dahlkemper voted to expand TARP to be used for an auto manufacturers’ bailout and to include support of state and local municipal bonds, consumer loans, and commercial real estate loans
• On Jan. 21, 2009, Rep. Dahlkemper voted for passage of H.R. 384 which would set conditions on the use of the second $350 billion provided under a 2008 law to buy certain mortgage assets. It would require the Treasury to commit between $40 billion and $100 billion for foreclosure mitigation, require the Treasury to begin committing funds within a week of enactment to develop a plan to prevent and mitigate foreclosures on residential mortgages, and authorize the Treasury to provide assistance to domestic automobile manufacturers under the program. The bill’s executive compensation restrictions could be applied retroactively to institutions that have already received assistance under the program. It would require fund recipients to report quarterly on the amount of lending and related activities attributable to the program’s assistance and prohibit recipients from purchasing other financial institutions unless authorized by the Treasury. (Passed 260-166, D: 242-10, R: 18-156)[5]

Congresswoman Dahlkemper’s TV ads clearly adopt the old adage “if you can’t convince them, confuse them.”Butler, PA –Mike Kelly (R-Butler), in response to Congresswoman Dahlkemper’s first round of TV ads in the Erie media market, made the following statement:
“Congresswoman Dahlkemper continues to mislead voters in Erie County and beyond by taking credit for opposing the 2008 bailout (TARP).  Unfortunately for her and the taxpayers she represents, the paper trail just doesn’t support that claim.  The fact is, Congresswoman Dahlkemper had numerous opportunities to railroad this outrageous government spending.  Instead, her loyalty to Speaker Pelosi trumped her commitment to 3rd district voters.”
Background:
What she says…
• In a Sept. 23, 2008, article, The Herald in Sharon, Pa. reported, “Mrs. [Kathy] Dahlkemper [D-Pa.] — a small business owner — called the bailout a necessary evil, and said she also supports a string of Democratic amendments offered so far that would bring some of the relief to Main Street.”[1] • In March 2009, Rep. Dahlkemper said that she voted against “the second Wall Street bailout” • According to a March 15, 2009, Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper (D-Pa.) press release, “‘At a time when Pennsylvania’s middle class families are struggling to make ends meet, it is simply appalling that AIG would shell out millions of hard-earned taxpayer dollars in excessive bonuses for its executives,’ said Rep. Dahlkemper. ‘Such reckless disregard for the American people’s money is precisely why I voted against the second Wall Street bailout. “‘The executives at AIG have an obligation to reject these bonuses and apologize to American taxpayers for so egregiously violating their trust,’ continued Dahlkemper. ‘Congress and the Obama Administration must take additional steps to further protect taxpayer dollars through increased accountability and transparency.’”[2] Opposed to what she actually does…
• In December 2009, Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper voted against an effort to repeal the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) and lower the national debt limit • On Dec. 11, 2009, Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper (D-Pa,) voted against a Rep. Dent, R-Pa., motion to recommit the bill to the House Financial Services Committee with instructions that it be immediately reported back with an amendment that would repeal the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) and lower the national debt limit. (Motion rejected 190-232; D: 19-232; R: 171-0)[3] • In January 2009, Rep. Dahlkemper voted against a bill to require Treasury to develop a plan for repayment of all assistance provided under the bailout and repeal authority to spend the final $350 billion  • On Jan. 21, 2009, Rep. Dahlkemper voted against a Rep. Barret, R-S.C., motion to recommit the bill to the Financial Services Committee with instructions that it be reported back forthwith with language that would require the Treasury Department to develop a plan for repayment of all assistance provided under the $700 billion 2008 financial industry bailout law and repeal authority to spend the final $350 billion. (Motion rejected 199-228; R: 172-2; D: 27-226)[4] • In January 2009, Rep. Dahlkemper voted to expand TARP to be used for an auto manufacturers’ bailout and to include support of state and local municipal bonds, consumer loans, and commercial real estate loans • On Jan. 21, 2009, Rep. Dahlkemper voted for passage of H.R. 384 which would set conditions on the use of the second $350 billion provided under a 2008 law to buy certain mortgage assets. It would require the Treasury to commit between $40 billion and $100 billion for foreclosure mitigation, require the Treasury to begin committing funds within a week of enactment to develop a plan to prevent and mitigate foreclosures on residential mortgages, and authorize the Treasury to provide assistance to domestic automobile manufacturers under the program. The bill’s executive compensation restrictions could be applied retroactively to institutions that have already received assistance under the program. It would require fund recipients to report quarterly on the amount of lending and related activities attributable to the program’s assistance and prohibit recipients from purchasing other financial institutions unless authorized by the Treasury. (Passed 260-166, D: 242-10, R: 18-156)[5]

September 2nd, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | 1 Comment

One thought on “Dahlkemper Continues to Mislead Voters”

  1. petrolia pete says:

    Just another example of Kathy “Duh”kemper taking a play from Nancy Pelosi’s playbook. It is unfortunate that everytihing she has voted for including the stimulus package and the health care bill will and have served to styme any economic recovery and decrease the production of available jobs. She claims to be a small business person but apparently has never had to keep the books, otherwise she would know how much damage she is doing. On the other hand, she has never really read any of the bills she has voted for so maybe she really is innocently naive. Boy would I love to sell her my slightly used beach front property in Arizona!!! Oh wait…Arizona is bad… silly me… Sheesh!! Wake up western PA.

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