Illinois's 10th District (IL - 10)
On every vote that matters, Congressman Bob Dold sides with the Tea Party and against President Obama. From voting to end the Medicare guarantee, to protecting subsidies for big oil, and defunding Planned Parenthood – Bob Dold continuously backs the Tea Party agenda to preserve tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans.
Congressman Dold Voted For Ryan Budget That Cut Medicare. On April 15, 2011, Dold voted for the Republican budget plan authored by Rep. Paul Ryan. The Wall Street Journal wrote, “The plan would essentially end Medicare, which now pays most of the health-care bills for 48 million elderly and disabled Americans, as a program that directly pays those bills.” [H Con. Res. 34, Vote #277, 4/15/11; Wall Street Journal, 4/04/11]
Ryan Budget Retains $40 Billion in Tax Breaks for Oil Companies. “House Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) proposed FY 2012 budget resolution is a backward-looking plan that would benefit big oil companies at the expense of middle-class Americans. It retains $40 billion in Big Oil tax loopholes while completely eliminating investments in the clean energy technologies of the future that are essential for long-term economic growth.” [Center for American Progress, 4/06/11]
Congressman Dold Voted to defund Planned Parenthood. Dold voted for a bill that would have “reinstated the D.C. abortion ban, eliminated the Title X family-planning program, defunded Planned Parenthood, reinstated the global gag rule, and eliminated funding for the United Nations Population Fund.” [HR 1, Vote #147, 2/19/11; NARAL’s Congressional Record on Choice, 2011]
Ryan Budget Gives Tax Breaks To Millionaires, $6,400 Medical Bill To Seniors. “People with incomes over $1 million would receive average tax cuts of $125,000 a year” under the Ryan budget plan, but the average senior’s annual out-of-pocket costs would more than double – from $6,150 to $12,500, or by $6,350. [Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, 4/20/11, 4/07/11]
Dold Says the Tea Party “Has a Great Voice.” In 2010, Dold praised the tea party movement and noted that he agrees with their issues. “The Tea Party has a great voice out there,” he said. [WFLD Fox interview, 2/19/10, 3:23]