A few of the issues are as follows: The reckless cuts in the budget bill, increasing funds for medical and educational programs, increasing home heating assistance, opposing the appointment of several right wing activist judges, preserve block grant programs, and more.
In this report, the NAACP mentions 14 Senators and 18 Representatives that have particularity distinguished themselves when it comes the their important issues. Our very own Russ Fiengold was listed as being one of the honorees.
Here are the grades that Wisconsin's delegation to Congress received:
- Senator Herb Kohl-B (85%)
- Senator Russ Feingold-A (95%)
- F. Jim Sensenbrenner-F (22%)
- Paul Ryan-F (26%)
- Mark Green-F (30%)
- Petri-F (30%)
- Ron Kind-C (74%)
- Dave Obey-B (83%)
- Gwen Moore-A (96%)
- Tammy Baldwin-A (100%)
Anyone notice anything rather consistent here? Not only did all of the Wisconsin Dems score better than the Republicans, but the GOP part of our delegation all failed the NAACP test.
Now I know that Mark Green in particular has a few rich African American supporters, since he promised to create a Wisconsin office of faith based initiatives. That should be taken with a grain of salt as those same people and their churches stand to gain some green. But when it comes to the most important issues for the African American community, Green and his Republican pack fail miserably.