Sen. Joseph Lieberman’s record not so moderate

 

WASHINGTON – Al Gore announced today that Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-Conn.) will be his vice presidential nominee. While many immediately labeled Senator Lieberman a “moderate,” his record indicates otherwise, as he has consistently cast anti-taxpayer votes.

Highlights from Sen. Lieberman’s voting record include:

1999

  • Scored a 5 out of 100 in Americans for Tax Reform’s Tax Ratings for the First Session of the 106th Congress.
  • Voted against an amendment that would have offset spending increases with spending decreases. (Roll Call #70, 25 March)
  • Voted against Medical Savings Accounts. (Roll Call #202, 13 July)
  • Voted against 10% cuts in marginal tax rates. (Roll Call #230, 29 July)
  • Voted against reductions in marriage tax and capital gains taxes. (Roll Call #247, 30 July)
  • Voted against repealing the Death Tax. (Roll Call #230, 29 July)
  • Voted against IRA expansion. (Roll Call #247, 30 July)

2000

  • Voted against reducing the fuel tax. (Roll Call #183, 13 July)
  • Voted against repealing tax on Social Security benefits. (Roll Call #188, 13 July)
  • Voted against repealing the death tax. (Roll Call #197, 14 July)
  • Voted against repeal of the marriage penalty. (Roll Call #215, 18 July)

“Sadly, Senator Lieberman is not the moderate his allies have made him out to be. His record is clearly anti-taxpayer and pro-big government,” said Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform.