“Quisling Senate Democrats are collaborating with congressional Republicans and President Trump to roll back the Dodd-Frank financial reform bill.”
I could likely write a post every day about some disgusting action or vote by Carper/Coons (they are usually in lockstep). Most recently, on Feb 14th, we reported on their support for “big ag” pollution over peoples’ health and quality of life.
The Onion recently had this to say about Carper, but it might just as well be said about Coons:
“It’s as if some of these special interest groups think they can just walk into my office and buy my influence for no more than a few grand. Can you believe the goddamn nerve of people like that?”
“Having sworn to support and defend the Constitution, the very least I can do is demand the absolute best price for my vote.”
The Wilmington News Journal did a piece on the Carper/Coons rollover to Big Ag, including:
“People in Southern Delaware are experiencing lots of problems from the ‘big ag’: air pollution, water pollution, stinks, dust,” wrote Green Delaware blogger Alan Muller. “Health problems and diminished quality of life are what oversized animal feeding facilities bring. One might think that Carper and Coons would be introducing legislation to get these problems under control. But no, they are seeking to reduce what weak protections environmental laws now provide.”
Green Delaware has written many times, over many years, about how poorly Delaware is represented by its “congressional delegation” of two senators and one congressperson. Whomever has held these positions, of either party, they have rarely sought to represent the human beings who elect them, focusing instead on servicing the special interests so overwhelmingly dominant in Delaware politics. Continue reading →
“Tuesday, December 8th, will be a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for Delaware!”
“A Code Orange air quality forecast for particulates is a level of pollution that can be unhealthy for sensitive groups, such as young children, the elderly, and those with heart and/or respiratory conditions. Such persons should limit outdoor activities, especially those that require a high level of exertion.”
ACTION: Call Coons and Carper. Email their staffers. Sign the petition. But do something!
Two of the worst Democratic senators in the US Senate are from Delaware: Chris Coons and Tom Carper. These two are what have been called “Democrats in Name Only” (DINOs) in the sense that they almost always vote for fat-cat interests and betray the public interest.