Thursday, October 11, 2012

What Gibson Lied About

Here's Schreibman's response to Gibson's mendacity about his record:
Top-10 Facts Congressman Gibson Got Wrong in Last Night's Debate
(Kingston, NY) Yesterday, Hudson Valley/Catskills Congressional candidate Julian Schreibman and Congressman Chris Gibson faced off in their first of three debates. Julian promised to defend the middle class and protect Medicare, while Congressman Gibson spent the entire debate trying to whitewash his voting record. Here are the top-10 facts he got wrong on his record:
  1. Congressman Gibson claimed he did not vote to raise the age of eligibility for Medicare.
    Here’s the proof that Congressman Gibson voted to raise the eligibility age for Medicare when he voted for the Ryan budget in 2011. Seemingly forgetting that he has already voted for this, his campaign recently doubled-down on this desire when it said he would “seriously consider” raising the age of eligibility for Medicare.
  2. Congressman Gibson said he doesn’t want to build a new nuclear plant on the Hudson. To prove that, he recommended you “Google it.”
    Here are five stories found after doing just that: one, two, three, four, five
  3. Congressman Gibson said he supports Pell grants.
    Here’s the proof that Congressman Gibson voted to cut $26 billion from the Pell grant program, which would hurt our ability to create jobs and businesses in the future. The Pell grant cuts would make it so 1.7 million students who currently receive funds would not anymore.
  4. Congressman Gibson praised the tax reform principals of Cooper-LaTourette.
    Here’s the proof that Cooper-LaTourette would actually raise taxes by $2 trillion.
  5. Congressman Gibson claimed he has a strong record on education.
    Congressman Gibson called both the Department of Education unnecessary.
  6. Congressman Gibson said he voted for the Ryan budget just “as a concept to get the conversation started.”
    Then why did just last year Congressman Gibson call Congressman Ryan’s plan “my plan?"
  7. Congressman Gibson claimed that he does not work for Grover Norquist.
    Then why did Congressman Gibson sign Grover Norquist’s pledge that he will, “oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rate for individuals and business and oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing taxes.” 
  8. Congressman Gibson said he doesn’t support fracking.
    But he supported Governor Cuomo’s plan before he was against it
  9. Congressman Gibson claimed he voted for the Ryan budget in order to save Medicare.
    However, his vote for the Ryan budget will cause the Medicare Trust fund to turn insolvent by 2016 – eight years earlier than if he did nothing.
  10. Last night, Congressman Gibson said he was bipartisan over 20 times.
    Congressman Gibson claimed he was bipartisan over 20 times in the debate last night.  However, Congressman Gibson was not independent when it mattered most.  He voted for the Ryan budget, to cut Pell grants, and to defund Planned Parenthood.  The Congressman has also publicly supported eliminating the Department of Education and the Department of Energy.
Gibson can run, but he cannot hide.

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