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Patch's Poll: Is Joe Courtney Doing A Good Job?

On Monday, Democrats nominated the 2nd Congressional District incumbent to run for his fourth term. Do you think Courtney deserves more time in Washington? Take our poll and add your thoughts in the comments.

Joe Courtney was nominated Monday by his fellow Democrats to run for his fourth term representing the 2nd Congressional District in Washington.

The Vernon resident was nominated at the district convention in Norwich.

What do you think? Does Courtney deserve a fourth term? Take our poll and add your thoughts in the comments.

REVMAN May 17, 2012 at 04:00 PM
I hate to say it but your right.
Kendall Svengalis May 17, 2012 at 04:57 PM
Joe Courtney has been a unmitigated disaster for the people of the 2d District and the United States generally. In the last 3-1/2 years he has supported: (1) $800 billion in failed stimulus and non-existent "shovel-ready" jobs, all of which just sucked money out of the private economy and redistributed it through government (that is what was not borrowed from China). Most went to cash-strapped state governments going bankrupt because of out-of-control spending driven by greedy public employee unions. Thanks, Joe, for wasting our hard-earned dollars. (2) Cash for clunkers: The automotive web site Edmunds.com's analysis found that of the total of 690,000 new vehicles sold under the Cash for Clunkers program only 125,000 of those were vehicles that would not have been sold anyway. That means the government ended up spending about $24,000 each for those 125,000 additional vehicle sales. The Boston Globe described it as “a deplorable exercise in budgetary wastefulness, asset destruction, environmental irrelevance, and economic idiocy. Other than that, it was a screaming success.” Thanks, Joe, for wasting our hard-earned dollars. (3) Support for the cap and trade bill that would have cost each CT family $3,000-$4,000 annually in increased energy costs by 2032. We escaped that bullet because enough Democrats in the Senate were smart enough to oppose this insanity. But not Joe. He wanted to stick it to us so we MIGHT reduce temperatures by 0.07 degrees C by 2100.
Kendall Svengalis May 17, 2012 at 05:01 PM
Joe Courtney has been a unmitigated disaster for the people of the 2d District and the United States generally. In the last 3-1/2 years he has supported: (1) $800 billion in failed stimulus and non-existent "shovel-ready" jobs, all of which just sucked money out of the private economy and redistributed it through government (that is what was not borrowed from China). Most went to cash-strapped state governments going bankrupt because of out-of-control spending driven by greedy public employee unions. Thanks, Joe, for wasting our hard-earned dollars. (2) Cash for clunkers: The automotive web site Edmunds.com's analysis found that of the total of 690,000 new vehicles sold under the Cash for Clunkers program only 125,000 of those were vehicles that would not have been sold anyway. That means the government ended up spending about $24,000 each for those 125,000 additional vehicle sales. The Boston Globe described it as “a deplorable exercise in budgetary wastefulness, asset destruction, environmental irrelevance, and economic idiocy. Other than that, it was a screaming success.” Thanks, Joe, for wasting our hard-earned dollars. (3) Support for the cap and trade bill that would have cost each CT family $3,000-$4,000 annually in increased energy costs by 2032. We escaped that bullet because enough Democrats in the Senate were smart enough to oppose this insanity. But not Joe. He wanted to stick it to us so we MIGHT reduce temperatures by 0.07 degrees C by 2100.
Kendall Svengalis May 17, 2012 at 05:02 PM
Joe Courtney also supported: (4) Support for the Orwellian "Employee Free Choice Act (i.e. "card check") that would have abolished secret ballots in union organizing elections and made it easier to force workers into unions. Thanks, Joe, for sticking up for labor bosses and against workers. (5) Support for the unconstitutional Obamacare that would force Americans to buy health insurance, engineer the largest transfer of regulatory control to the Executive branch in American history, do nothing to lower costs by growing the ranks of those covered by third-party payers, fail to address tort reform, prevent Americans from buying insurance across state lines, and, ultimately, add $4-5 trillion to the national debt over the next 10 years. Joe didn't read it, didn't understand it, and now he's turned over its implementation to the bureaucrats at HHS to do the dirty work (along with 16,000 new IRS agents). And, now, he wants a photos from constituents to disguise all the damage he has done. I'd be happy to take a photo of my "Can Courtney" sign.
Jessie May 18, 2012 at 06:50 PM
Courtney is just another Obama enough said !!

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