BULLY BOY PRESS - DC.
THIS JUST IN!
BURNS BURNS FIREFIGHTERS!
REPUBLICAN SENATOR CONRAD BURNS TALKED THE BIG TALK IN THE PAST.
ON DECEMBER 30, 2004, BURNS WAS OF THE OPINION THAT:
Fighting fires in not an easy job, and the men and women who are out there battling these blazes deserve the best training and equipment possible to make sure they can get the job done safely.
CONNIE BURNS TALKS A BIG TALK. BUT IN REALITY?
SUNDAY, SPOTTING FIREFIGHTERS IN A MONTANA AIRPORT, CONNIE BURNS SLID OVER. TO SAY "HEY"? TO SAY "THANK YOU"?
NO, TO REAM THEM OUT. TO TELL THEM THEY WERE DOING A "POOR JOB." THEN CONNIE EXPRESSED SURPRISE WHEN HE LEARNED THAT THE FIREFIGHTERS ONLY MADE BETWEEN 8-12 DOLLARS AN HOUR.
ISN'T IT CONNIE'S JOB TO KNOW THAT?
GUESS HANGING WITH JACK ABRAMOFF DOESN'T LEAVE A LOT OF TIME FOR MEETING THE 'LITTLE PEOPLE.'
CONNIE SEEMS CONFUSED A LOT. THOSE WANTING SOMEONE A LITTLE MORE SOLID SHOULD CHECK OUT JON TESTER.
THOSE HAPPY WITH EMPTY TALK MUST BE PLEASED AS PUNCH WITH REPUBLICAN CONNIE. AS THE MONTANA DEMOCRATIC PARTY POINTED OUT IN JUNE:
. . . But Burns Voted Yesterday Against Providing Discounted Telecommunications Services For First Responders.
Burns Voted Against Providing Discounted Telecommunications Services For First Responders. On June 27, 2006, in the Senate Commerce, Science and Technology Committee, Burns voted against an amendment to the telecommunications bill (H.R. 5252) that would provide first responders with discounted telecommunications services for increasing interoperability. The amendment failed on a party-line vote, 10-12. [H.R. 5252, Senate Commerce Committee; CQ, 6/27/06]
No Surprise, Since Burns Has Voted Against First Responders At Least 16 Times . . .
Burns Opposed $487 Million For State And Local First-Responder Grant Programs.
In July 2005, Burns opposed an amendment that would add $487 million for state and local first-responder grant programs. [HR2360, 7/13/05, #178]
Burns Opposed $16 Billion For First-Responder And Transportation Security. In July 2005, Burns opposed an amendment that would increase funding for emergency first-responders and transit, rail, truck and port security programs by approximately $16 billion. [HR 2360, 7/13/05, #177]
Burns Voted Against Funding for First Responders. In March 2005, Burns voted against an amendment that would increase fiscal 2006 funding for the Community and Regional Development account by $715 million and for the Administration of Justice account by $140 million. It would stipulate that the funding be used for first responder programs, port security grants and border patrol agents. It would be offset by a cut in the Allowances account. [S Con Res 18, 3/17/05, #64]
Burns Voted Against Funding for First Responders. In March 2005, Burns voted against an amendment that would increase funding for first responder programs by $1.6 billion in fiscal 2006 and reduce the federal debt by $1.6 billion. It would be offset by a $3.2 billion reduction in tax reconciliation provisions. [S Con Res 18, 3/15/05, #50]
Burns Voted Against Firefighter Assistance Grants. In September 2004, Burns voted against an amendment that would increase funding for firefighter assistance grants by $150 million. [HR 4567, 9/14/04, #175]
Burns Opposed $15.8 Billion for First Responders. In September 2004, Burns voted against increasing funding for police, firefighters and other state and local emergency personnel by $15.8 billion. [HR 4567, 9/9/04, #170]
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