Dick Cheney's Legislative Accomplishments ... Both of ThemCongressman John Spratt (D-SC), ranking member on the House Budget Committee, made the following remarks on a call today: "Dick Cheney served in the Congress for 11 years. I served with him for most of these years. In that time, he only passed two bills. One was to build a flood plain on the Colorado River and the other was a bill to help a constituent. What's even more telling about Dick Cheney's record in the House is not what he supported but what he opposed - things like Headstart and funding for seniors. It seems pretty dishonest for Bush and Cheney to be attacking John Kerry - who passed 57 bills in the Senate - for his legislative accomplishments." Here, for comparison is a summary of the legislation sponsored and passed by Vice President Cheney during his 11 year legislative career. Cheney's Legislative Career by the Numbers 96th Congress: 4 Sponsored; 0 became Law 97th Congress: 4 Sponsored: 0 became Law 98th Congress: 8 Sponsored: 0 became Law 99th Congress: 7 Sponsored: 1 became Law (H.R.1246: A bill to establish a federally declared floodway for the Colorado River below Davis Dam.) 100th Congress: 7 Sponsored: 1 became Law (H.R.712: A bill for the relief of Lawrence K. Lunt.) 101st Congress: 1 Sponsored: 0 became Law On Saturday, Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot a hunting companion in the face and torso while hunting quail in Texas. Feb 11, 2006
Dick Cheney, Vietnam Draft DodgerThank God Cheney was a Vietnam draft dodger. No Telling how many Americans he would have killed.
Resume of Vice President Dick Cheney
Authur Andersen and Halliburton I get good advice from their people based on how we’re doing business and how we’re operating over and above just sort of the normal by-the-books auditing arrangement. -Dick Cheney, then chairman of Halliburton, praising Arthur Andersen in a 1996 Andersen marketing video. Baghdad "Once you get to Baghdad, it's not clear what you do with it. It's not clear what kind of government you put in place of the one that's currently there now. Is it going to be a Shia regime, a Sunni regime, a Kurdish regime? Or one that tilts toward the Baathists, or one that tilts toward Islamic fundamentalists? How much credibility is that going to have if it's set up by the American military there? How long does the United States military have to stay there to protect the people that sign on for that government, and what happens once we leave?" Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney 1991 Source:Richard Reeves http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=123&ncid=742 &e=10&u=/ucrr/20041119/cm_ucrr/theargumentforcuttingandrunning Debate Lie "Now, in my capacity as vice president, I am the president of [the] Senate, the presiding officer. I'm up in the Senate most Tuesdays when they're in session. The first time I ever met you was when you walked on the stage tonight." DICK Cheney 10-5-4 VP Debate On Feb. 1, 2001, the vice president thanked Edwards by name at a Senate prayer breakfast and sat beside him during the event. On April 8, 2001, Cheney and Edwards shook hands when they met off-camera during a taping of NBC's "Meet the Press," moderator Tim Russert said Wednesday on "Today." On Jan. 8, 2003, the two met when the first-term North Carolina senator accompanied Elizabeth Dole to her swearing-in by Cheney as a North Carolina senator. Source:LIZ SIDOTI, Associated Press Writer On Feb. 1, 2001, the vice president thanked Edwards by name at a Senate prayer breakfast and sat beside him during the event. On April 8, 2001, Cheney and Edwards shook hands when they met off-camera during a taping of NBC's "Meet the Press," moderator Tim Russert said Wednesday on "Today." On Jan. 8, 2003, the two met when the first-term North Carolina senator accompanied Elizabeth Dole to her swearing-in by Cheney as a North Carolina senator. Source:LIZ SIDOTI, Associated Press Writer Feb. 1, 2001
Deficits "Reagan proved deficits don't matter." Dick Cheney Source:Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill The Price of Loyalty Energy Policy? "Conservation may be a sign of personal virtue, but it is not a sufficient basis for a sound, comprehensive energy policy." DICK Cheney Iraq Welcome I think things have gotten so bad inside Iraq, from the standpoint of the Iraqi people, my belief is we will, in fact, be greeted as liberators. Vice President Dick Cheney, On March 16 2003 to Tim Russert The streets in Basra and Baghdad are sure to erupt in joy in the same way the throngs in Kabul greeted the Americans. Vice President Dick Cheney August 2002 Job Creation If Democratic policies had been pursued over the last two-to-three years, the kind of tax increases both Kerry and Edwards are talking about, we would not have had the kind of job growth that we've had. Dick Cheney, Feb 2004 Source:Molly Ivins - Creators Syndicate (note:The Bush Cheney Administration Policices have lost 2.3 million jobs in 3 years. 2001-2003) Cheney's Woman Read About Her Nelson Mandela On ABC's ``This Week,'' Cheney defended his 1986 vote against a resolution that called for U.S. recognition of the African National Congress in South Africa, freedom for the organization's then-imprisoned leader Nelson Mandela and negotiations with the black majority. ``The ANC was then viewed as a terrorist organization, It was a step that we simply weren't prepared to take.'' Principle "Principle is OK up to a certain point, but principle doesn't do any good if you lose." Dick Cheney, White House Chief of Staff, 1976. Saddam Hussein Saddam Hussein's offensive military capability, his capacity to threaten his neighbors, has been virtually eliminated. Dick Cheney (Secretary of Defense at the time) on April 29, 1991, at the Soref Symposium talking about the First Gulf War. United Nations The UN Security Council came to be a very effective forum for addressing the issues before us, both in terms of providing the kind of sanction that was needed to create the international coalition, but also to sanction the use of military force if need be to achieve our objectives Secretary Richard Cheney, Secretary of Defense of the United States Soref Symposium April 29, 1991
Weapons Of Mass Destruction "Simply stated, there is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction....What he wants is time, and more time to husband his resources to invest in his ongoing chemical and biological weapons program, and to gain possession of nuclear weapons." -- Dick Cheney, August 26, 2002 "We believe he has, in fact, reconstituted nuclear weapons. I think Mr. El Baradei frankly is wrong" --Dick Cheney, on NBC's `Meet The Press', March 16, 2003 Family Values Cheney, as the Vice President, is also the president of the Senate and so he was present for a routine photo shoot. (The Senate was not in session during the shoot.) It was there that Cheney bumped into Senator Patrick J. Leahy (D-VT), a ranking member of the Judiciary Committee. The two began to argue with Cheney criticizing Leahy for his remarks about Halliburton's war profiteering and that company's ties to Cheney (Cheney was formerly the CEO of Haliburton). Leahy fired back something about Republicans accusing Democrats of being anti-Catholic for opposing some of Bush's judicial nominees. In other words, it was a bit of a cat fight between opposing politicians. The argument erupted with Cheney, the traditional family values virtuous Vice President telling Leahy, "go fuck yourself!" Leahy spokesman David Carle said of the outburst, "The vice president seemed to be taking personally the criticism that Senator Leahy and others have leveled against Halliburton's sole-source contracts in Iraq." Source:http://web.morons.org/article.jsp?sectionid=2&id=5221
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