Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Clinton vs. Obama: Let's look at the record

From: Jason
Date: 02/18/08 13:06:45
To: Uncle microbro
Subject: Check it out Uncle microbro...

Uncle microbro,

I know you love this stuff as much as I do. The Managing Partner at my firm knows I have been closely following politics and forwarded this email to me. I am not sure of the original source, but the information looks accurate. I will be confirming more of it when I get a break, but most of it from first glance is pretty factual. I wonder why no one from their camp is using this as ammunition, these are very compelling differences.

Thought you should know,

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Subject: Fw: Fwd: Qualifications of Clinton and Obama Let's take a closer look at who's really qualified and or who's really working for the good of all of us in the Senate. Obama or Clinton.

Records of these two candidates should be scrutinized in order to make an informed decision.

Senator Clinton, who has served only one full term - 6yrs. - and another year campaigning, has managed to author and pass into law - 20 - twenty pieces of legislation in her first six years.

These bills can be found on the website of the Library of Congress http://www.thomas.loc.gov/, but to save you trouble, I'll post them here for you.> 1. Establish the Kate Mullany National Historic Site.> 2. Support the goals and ideals of Better Hearing and Speech Month.> 3. Recognize the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.> 4. Name courthouse after Thurgood Marshall.> 5. Name courthouse after James L. Watson.> 6. Name post office after Jonn A. O'Shea.> 7. Designate Aug. 7, 2003, as National Purple Heart Recognition Day.> 8. Support the goals and ideals of National Purple Heart Recognition Day.> 9. Honor the life and legacy of Alexander Hamilton on the bicentennial of his death.> 10. Congratulate the Syracuse Univ. Orange Men's Lacrosse Team on winning the championship.> 11. Congratulate the Le Moyne College Dolphins Men's Lacrosse Team on winning the championship.> 12. Establish the 225th Anniversary of the American Revolution Commemorative Program.> 13. Name post office after Sergeant Riayan A. Tejeda.> 14. Honor Shirley Chisholm for her service to the nation and express condolences on her death.> 15. Honor John J. Downing, Brian Fahey, and Harry Ford, firefighters who lost their lives on duty. Only five of Clinton's bills are, more substantive. 16. Extend period of unemployment assistance to victims of 9/11.> 17. Pay for city projects in response to 9/11 18. Assist landmine victims in other countries.> 19. Assist family caregivers in accessing affordable respite care.> 20. Designate part of the National Forest System in Puerto Rico as protected in the wilderness preservation system.

There you have it, the fact's straight from the Senate Record. Now, I would post those of Obama's, but the list is too substantive, so I'll mainly categorize.

> During the first - 8 - eight years of his elected service he sponsored over 820 bills. He introduced> 233 regarding healthcare reform,> 125 on poverty and public assistance,> 112 crime fighting bills,> 97 economic bills,> 60 human rights and anti-discrimination bills,> 21 ethics reform bills,> 15 gun control,> 6 veterans affairs and many others.> > His first year in the U.S. Senate, he authored 152 bills and co-sponsored another 427. These included **the Coburn-Obama Government Transparency Act of 2006 - became law, **The Lugar-Obama Nuclear Non-proliferation and Conventional Weapons Threat Reduction Act, - became law, **The Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act, passed the Senate, **The 2007 Government Ethics Bill, - became law, **The Protection Against Excessive Executive Compensation Bill, In committee, and many more.> > In all, since entering the U.S. Senate, Senator Obama has written 890 bills and co-sponsored another 1096. > An impressive record, for someone who supposedly has no record according to some who would prefer that this comparison not be made public.> He's not just a talker.> He's a doer.> > Pass it on....It's impressive>

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