Rep. Tom Petri (R) Will Have a Formiddable Opponent In 2012: Me

Posted by politicalpartypooper on August 3, 2010

I live in Wisconsin’s sixth district, and am represented by Tom Petri, Republican.  It’s just about time to end that.

I don’t want to be represented by a Republican who believes that Supply-side economics works, or that tax cuts create jobs.  I don’t want to be represented by the special interests that he has collected; groups like the Railroad Industry in Wisconsin, or the Air Transport Industry, Attorney Groups, Public Worker Unions, Boeing, the National Beer Wholesalers Association, amongst a slew of others.  In essence, I don’t want to be representd by a career politician who has never held a real job in his life, and has sucked off of the public teat for too long.

I don’t want to be represented by a man who:

* Voted NO on letting shareholders vote on executive compensation, but voted yes on it two years prior. (Jul 2009)

* Voted NO on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)  Are you kidding me, Tom?  Are we living in Afghanistan?

* Voted NO on regulating the subprime mortgage industry. (Nov 2007)  We see how well that turned out, don’t we, Tom?

* Voted YES on $9.7B for Amtrak improvements and operation thru 2013. (Jun 2008) Now you can see how all that railroad money really came in handy.

* Voted YES on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China. (May 2000)  Free Trade has destroyed our economy.  Thanks, Tom.

* Voted Yes on every Free Trade agreement, and also voted yes on ‘Fast Track’ authority for trade agreements.  Can’t wait to betray American workers, can you, Tom?

If I can get the required signatures, and save and raise a small amount of cash to begin an effective, responsible campaign, I’ll be running against Tom Petri in 2012 as the Wisconsin State Representative for our Sixth District, as an Independent.  I’ve had enough.  So have the people of my district and of Wisconsin.  It’s time to end the shipping and outsourcing of American jobs to places where the employee has no rights, earns almost nothing, and has no protection against the American corporations exploiting them.  Goodness, I thought we cleared all of this up in the early 1900’s, when we got rid of sweat shops, the seven day, sixty hour work week, asbestos and a whole host of other things that Petri apparently wants to resurrect. How about we resurrect some American jobs, Mr. Petri, instead of shipping them overseas as fast as we can?

For the people of my beloved sixth district , start asking Tom Petri one question and one question only; Where are the  jobs?

“Why, they’re overseas, where I sent them” He’ll respond.

It’s time to put my money where my mouth is.     Ω



8 Responses to “Rep. Tom Petri (R) Will Have a Formiddable Opponent In 2012: Me”

  1. Liberty said

    Where’s your photo?

  2. I can't believe you said that said

    yeah, what Liberty said

  3. PsyOps said

    Dude…it is about time you ran for office. You need to set up a campaign office and a pay pal account for donations.

  4. Solomon Kleinsmith said

    I’d love to give you some organizational help… I’ve done a lot of grassroots work in the past few years, could probably help with some things from a distance (I live in Nebraska). Get back to me at solomon.kleinsmith@gmail.com

    • politicalpartypooper said

      Thank you Solomon,

      I’ll keep that in mind as the next year or so passes. I’m actually guessing that Mr. Petri will retire and the seat will be open, but if not, then Mr. Petri is going to have some explaining to do.

  5. Who are you and have you put forth your request to run? Do you have the signatures that you need to even file the paperwork? 2012 races are coming up fast.

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