Saturday, August 26, 2006
Ironically, McDaniel is in favor of trying a juvenile as an adult for violent crimes. Really?!
It was McDaniel who sued Remington Arms and the gun owners over the Jonesboro shootings. Nevermind that the kids stole the weapons, stalked the school yard, and shot the students and teachers. He wanted to go after people and businesses that were not involved. He says he is in favor of "increasing state funding for community centers and other social agencies in areas with at-risk youth," but these kids in Jonesboro were hardly "at risk" kids. At least not "at risk" as defined by the traditional definition.
Other things McDaniel opposes:
- "Providing parents with state-funded vouchers to send their children to any public school."
- "Providing parents with state-funded vouchers to send their children to any private or religious school."
- "...teacher testing and reward with merit pay."
- "...abstinence-only sexual education programs."
- "Limiting the amount of punitive damages that can be awarded in medical malpractice lawsuits." In other words he is for higher medical prices.
- "...marriage promotion programs for welfare recipients."
- Term limits on state representatives and senators. He opposes what his fellow Arkansans voted for. People, he is against you.
Things McDaniel is for:
- Abortion in the case of rape, incest, or the life of the mother. That amounts to about three percent of all abortions in America in 1996, according to CDC and other government statistics. Let's hold him to that one.
- The status quo on welfare.
- Higher taxes on corporate taxes and taxes on incomes over $75,000. More "politics of class" from the lefties.
- Eliminating the inheritance tax. Of course he doesn't want to pay taxes when he inherits his families money.
- Taxes for internet transactions.
- Keeping sales taxes where they are. So much for eliminating the grocery tax.
- School consolidation for school districts with less than 500 students. That's regardless of performance levels.
So much for McDaniel's claim of being a friend of Arkansans. More like he is a friend of the far left wing of his own party. Even the majority of Arkansas Democrats don't lean this far left.