by sherry clark
*Note: NO! photo or video is available for this story. Please see "Pat Tiberi Seeks to Silence the Free Press" for details.
On Monday, September 29, Representative Pat Tiberi and Democratic challenger David Robinson faced off in their first debate. This was following at least four previously held events where "Our Congressman" had disappointed the 12th District electorate by being unable to attend while the Democratic challenger David Robinson maintained perfect debate attendance.
The Delaware, Ohio debate was held in a local vocational school. Tiberi flew in from Washington just hours after he went "His Own Way" and said NO! to the $700 Billion bailout package.
That evening, Tiberi confidently addressed the audience of approximately 150 Delawareans saying:
"We had a vote today that I told the President, "NO!" Some say I can't tell the president, "NO!" But I told my party leadership, "NO!"
"Because at the end of the day, when I look into my daughter's eyes, it's about her.
"It's about the next generation of Americans. It's not about party. It's about doing the right thing."
Based on his opposition to the bill, The Liberty Voice posted our support on our website saying, "We salute Pat Tiberi on this choice."
The Delaware Gazette reported, "Tiberi felt the bill didn't adequately protect consumers and was jammed through Congress."
According to Tiberi on Monday, his NO! vote represented the will of his constituents. He said,
"Main Street wasn't protected in that bill. That's who I got the phone calls from.
"The phone calls from Central Ohio were AGAINST it!!!
"We've got to deal with the reality of what we can do, cause at the end of the day, guess who's going to pay for it--WE ARE!"
Good, honest Pat told us the way it really was, and Columbus Dispatch printing company seemed to agree with their 9/25 article entitled, "To many people, bailout 'stinks'" by Stever Wartenberg and Jonathan Riskind. It included such phrases as,
"'No one was protecting the consumers from the predatory and unethical lending practices. Where is my bailout?'
"The overwhelming majority of the 4,000 people who have contacted the offices of Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, '...think they're being had.'
"Ohio lawmakers are getting flooded with hundreds of calls, e-mails and letters, and the reaction has been almost completely hostile, according to Brown and the office of Ohio's other senator, Republican George V. Voinovich.- Advertisement -
"Brown, a member of the Senate Banking Committee, told Paulson and Bernanke during Tuesday's hearing that, 'Like my colleagues, my phones have been ringing off the hook. The sentiment from Ohioans about this proposal is universally negative.'
At the debate, 12th Congressional challenger David Robinson criticized his opponent's role in the current economic crisis saying,
"We're not just talking about Wall Street--we're talking about your 401Ks," as he pointed to the crowd, "your pension funds and the safety of your retirement funds."
"The thing we need to ask ourselves long-term is, how did we get into this mess?
"Failure of oversight by those in government who should have been watching the financial industry--again including my opponent who's been on the Housing Subcommittee for FOUR years while this [crisis] was developing on his watch--this problem arose.
Meanwhile, "Our Congressman" modestly[?] removed his current and long-time service as a member on the Housing Subcommittee from his official and congressional campaign websites.
Of course, in addition to the Housing Subcommittee, Tiberi also sits on the Budget Committee which has watched over the largest debt increases in United States history, bar none.