During Barbara Boxer’s event at Cisco today, we couldn’t help but take note of her comment, “You know it is one thing if people say things, its another thing what they have actually done.” We couldn’t have said it better ourselves, Senator.
Barbara Boxer has spent millions of dollars attacking Carly Fiorina for making the same tough decisions many American companies have been forced to make because of Boxer’s job-killing policies. But the truth of the matter is that these attacks are funded in part by tens of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from CEOs like John Chambers and from companies like Cisco that have also laid off workers and sent jobs overseas. Clearly, Barbara Boxer knows she cannot convince voters to support her based on her disastrous, bitterly partisan record, so, in a stunning display of election-year hypocrisy, she has resorted to attacking Carly instead.Read More
Barbara Boxer would like you to believe she’s been hard at work for the people of California, but the truth of the matter is that she’s spent the last 28 years in Washington looking out for herself. Today, California Watch reports that Boxer earned huge profits through “exclusive” investments that were not available to the general public.Read More
Barbara Boxer’s legacy after 28 years in Washington? It’s a legacy of failure and crushed hopes.
Californians have watched as their livelihoods have been crushed and their incomes have fallen, with more than 2.25 million people out of work and thousands facing the very real possibility of losing their homes. That’s not the “help and hope” Barbara Boxer promised the people of California. That’s failure.Read More
More bad news on the health care front means more proof Barbara Boxer hasn’t delivered the results she promised for the people of California. Today, the Democratic governor of Tennessee, Phil Bredesen, writes in The Wall Street Journal that the health care overhaul Boxer and her fellow Democrats in Congress championed is actually creating economic incentives for companies in his state to end employer-sponsored group health insurance.Read More
While Californians face 12.4 percent unemployment, falling incomes and devastating job losses, it’s clear Barbara Boxer is far more concerned with saving her own job and ‘delivering partisan shots’ than she is with reaching across the aisle to get something done for the people she was elected to serve. The people of California deserve a representative in the U.S. Senate who will set aside partisan bickering and political games, but it’s clear Barbara Boxer is not that representative. Changing Washington starts with changing the people we send there, and that’s why the people will vote to retire Barbara Boxer after her nearly three decades of failure to fight for their interests.Read More
“Joe Biden and Barbara Boxer are proof that more time spent in elected office does not translate into the ability to create more jobs. After more than six decades in the insular world of Washington politics, Biden and Boxer still don’t understand that government doesn’t create jobs – and that’s bad news for the 2.2 million out-of-work Californians who are paying the price for the failed policies of Barbara Boxer,” said Carly for California Press Secretary Andrea Saul. “But instead of looking to the private sector to stimulate the kind of long-term job creation our nation needs to put our fellow Americans back to work, Joe Biden and Barbara Boxer are yet again fighting side by side to save one job and one job only: Barbara Boxer’s.”Read More
Today, The New York Times reported that two-thirds of the largest wind tax credits in economic stimulus plan Barbara Boxer championed went to projects already underway or completed before the plan was even signed into law. That’s $2.7 billion, folks.
$2.7 Billion Went To Projects That Began Construction Or Were Completed Before The Stimulus Measures Started. “Iberdrola was not alone in collecting stimulus funding for a development under way or completed when the program took effect. Of the 50 highest dollar grants awarded, 64 percent — worth a combined $2.7 billion — went to projects that began construction before the stimulus measures started, a Greenwire analysis of the program found…
With Democrats facing a 15-point voter enthusiasm gap here in California, Barbara Boxer and her friends in Washington are hard at work trying to convince a disillusioned electorate why they should vote to send her back to the U.S. Senate for another six-year term. But in Boxer’s desperation, it seems she’s turned to old-fashioned pandering to key voter groups in the hope that they’ll listen only to her rhetoric and ignore her record.
In today’s episode of election-year politicking, Boxer did her best to pretend she’s on the side of our state’s senior citizens, when in fact she’s stood idly by as our nation’s Social Security system has edged closer to collapse and when she voted earlier this year to cut $500 billion from Medicare, including $136 billion from Medicare Advantage, at a time when our seniors need it most.Read More
For 28 years in Washington, Barbara Boxer has not only proven herself to be an extreme and ineffective partisan, but she has become a willing participant in the Washington Buddy System that benefits the insiders while millions of Americans suffer in the face of joblessness, higher taxes and record national debt.
Both “Buck” and “Label” highlight the devastating effects of Barbara Boxer’s policies and reveal the truth behind Boxer’s disingenuous claims about fighting for Californians..
To watch “Buck,” click here; to watch “Label,” click here.
Today, we received the disappointing news that 95,000 American jobs were lost last month. Our unemployment rate stands at a shocking 9.6 percent – another sure sign that the so-called economic stimulus plan Barbara Boxer claimed would bring “help and hope” has instead brought despair.
Since the stimulus passed, our nation has lost more than 3 million jobs and sustained 17 months of consecutive unemployment above 9 percent. Currently there are 14.7 million Americans unemployed and 41.8 million Americans on food stamps.
We’re in the middle of an economic crisis and what’s happening to our taxpayer dollars? Turns out tens of thousands of payments from Boxer’s stimulus plan are actually going to people who are either dead or in prison.Read More
Barbara Boxer sure must be nervous about November 2 … she got out of Dodge fast! But in her haste to leave Washington, Boxer decided that saving her own job was more important than stopping tax increases on every Californian. And low- and middle-income Californians are the ones who will have to pay the price for Boxer’s failure to extend any of the 2001 and 2003 tax relief measures.Read More
Barbara Boxer “thinks she’s struck election gold” by accusing Carly Fiorina of sending jobs overseas, but as an editorial from Investor’s Business Daily pointed out over the weekend, “[t]he real story is how Boxer has chased millions of jobs out of state with her politics.”Read More
Barbara Boxer’s California is a California with little hope for the future. It’s a California struggling under the weight of 12.4 percent unemployment with millions of Californians out of work and facing the very real possibility of losing their homes.
For the last 28 years, millionaire Senator Barbara Boxer has fought for higher taxes, bigger government and more spending in Washington instead of standing up for the families, seniors, and job creators who are struggling to make ends meet.Read More
Over the last 28 years, Barbara Boxer has time and again failed to stand up for our nation’s men and women in uniform who put their lives on the line daily to defend our nation. Even Vice President Joe Biden, agrees: Barbara Boxer is more interested in scoring political points than she is in defending the Californians she was elected to serve and protect.
Boxer today called on one of the few people who has been in Washington longer than she has to help save her career. It’s clear that, over their combined 75 years in politics, both have come to embrace the Washington Buddy system; instead of working together to address California’s devastating 12.4 percent unemployment rate, Joe Biden and Barbara Boxer are holding out their hands to the special interests in an effort to save the only job Boxer cares about: her own.Read More
Looks like the Santa Ana winds followed Barbara Boxer all the way back to Washington and made their way over to the White House yesterday.
During an afternoon briefing Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs was asked to respond to San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom’s remark that the economic stimulus plan was “disproportionately saving jobs in the public sector and not stimulating private-sector economic growth.” Unsurprisingly, Gibbs was quick to defend the stimulus plan President Obama and Senator Boxer championed and argued that the wind credits in the package had saved California’s wind energy business.Read More
In Barbara Boxer’s quest to save the one job she cares about – her own – she has spent a lot of time recently talking about how much she enjoys working across the aisle to get things done for the people of California.Read More
Since 2000, Barbara Boxer has had to go on 18 special-interest funded trips to such far-flung destinations as Honolulu, Hawaii; Punta Mita, Mexico; the Grand Cayman Islands and Florence, Italy – just to name a few.
Her visits to these exotic locations uniquely qualify her to recommend the Five Places to See Before You Retire. We’re guessing she’s thrilled she had the chance to see these places before the people of California send her into retirement on November 2.Read More
Because it’s an election year, Barbara Boxer has made quite the effort to talk about all that she’s supposedly doing to help our nation’s small businesses recently. Unfortunately for her, however, there just isn’t all that much to talk about. Boxer may lay it on thick when it comes to her rhetoric, but her record on supporting small businesses sure is thin.Read More
Barbara Boxer is dedicating millions of her special interest funded campaign coffers to perpetuating her claim that she wants to see the words “made in America” again. And while no one could argue about just how important it is to bring jobs – and especially manufacturing jobs – back to the United States, Barbara’s claim represents the height of election-year hypocrisy.Read More
As Barbara Boxer gathers today with the Big Labor bosses who have lined her campaign war chest over the years, a new study from UCLA shows that rank-and-file union workers – like all working Americans – are feeling the pain of the recession. That’s, of course, in spite of the big-government economic stimulus plan Barbara Boxer championed, which she said would bring “help and hope” to Californians, save or create 400,000 jobs in the Golden State and keep unemployment under 8 percent nationwide.Read More
As many Americans pack up for Labor Day weekend getaways, this morning’s jobs report showing that the national unemployment rate ticked up to 9.6 percent in August is a stark reminder that the 2.2 million Californians and 14.9 million Americans who are currently unemployed have nothing to celebrate on Monday thanks to Barbara Boxer’s failed policies in Washington.Read More
It’s debate day, and that means voters around California will be tuning in to watch tonight’s face-off between Barbara Boxer and Carly Fiorina. What will they see? They’ll witness firsthand the stark contrasts between an out-of-touch, out-of-reach career politician who has spent nearly three decades in Washington with few positive results to show for it, [...]Read More
It must be an election year, because Barbara Boxer was in the Central Valley this week talking about how hard she’s working to stimulate the economy. The problem, of course, is that her job-killing policies are not only causing unemployment rates to skyrocket, but they are also negatively impacting many different areas of the economy, and Californians are personally feeling the stress. Whatever it is she’s doing clearly isn’t yielding the results she promised – and Valley residents are feeling the pain uniquely and more deeply than many other regions of the state. In fact, a recent report shows that bankruptcy filings are increasing in the Central Valley in large part because of the region’s unemployment crisis.Read More
Friday’s child may be loving and giving, but Friday’s economic news sure isn’t. Today, we received further confirmation from the federal government that the big-government economic stimulus plan Barbara Boxer championed has not delivered the economic recovery she promised Californians, as the Commerce Department revealed economic growth in the second quarter of the year was even slower than previously estimated.Read More
Election Day must be getting closer because, recently, Barbara Boxer has started saying what we’ve all been saying since day one: the election this November is going to be about jobs – or the lack thereof.
Since going to Washington nearly three decades ago, Barbara Boxer has consistently made it harder – not easier – for companies to do business in the United States. She has voted for more than $1 trillion in higher taxes, including against much-needed tax relief for small businesses. She’s also championed onerous regulations on these job creators, making it harder and costlier for them to do business and to hire workers.Read More
There’s no place more appropriate to highlight the contrasts in the U.S. Senate race between Carly Fiorina and Barbara Boxer than in the Central Valley. While Carly is again in the Valley today visiting farms in Arvin and Fresno and fighting against the pending 55 percent death tax hike, Barbara Boxer has been trying to play election year catch up on the issues that matter most to our state’s agriculture industry in an effort to save her own job come November.
But a short walk down memory lane shows just how little interest our state’s junior senator really has in supporting our nation’s farmers and ranchers. First, of course, is Boxer’s continued support for the death tax, which particularly hurts the agriculture industry, forcing families to sell parts or all of their ranches and farms in order to pay taxes on a deceased’s estate. Despite the tax’s devastating effects on the agriculture industry, Boxer has voted against relief at least 18 times.Read More
In attempting to defend yet another one of her favorite big-government programs, Barbara Boxer yesterday revealed just how little she knows about private-sector job creation.Read More
During a campaign event in Inglewood over the weekend, Barbara Boxer’s disrespectful attitude toward our armed forces was on full display when she equated the experiences of members of Congress with the experiences of those who have put their lives on the line serving our country in uniform.Read More
As Californians face record unemployment, Barbara Boxer has spent a lot of time on the campaign trail recently trying to rewrite her record on jobs and the economy. There’s an old saying that there are numbers in everything and, after nearly three decades as a politician in Washington, Boxer’s record is no exception. No matter the rhetoric and funny math she uses in her election year bid to save the job she cherishes most, the numbers in this case tell the real story of Barbara Boxer’s decades of failure as a career politician.
Check out FailedSenator.com/ByTheNumbers to see for yourself.Read More
Just two weeks ago, millionaire Senator Barbara Boxer was trekking (actually, flying in a G3) around California talking about the jobs “saved or created” by the economic stimulus plan. But with hundreds of thousands MORE Californians unemployed today than when the stimulus plan passed in February 2009, it seems the newsflash that Americans have not been fooled by the funny math used to calculate the “effectiveness” of the economic “stimulus” plan has finally made its way over to the Boxer camp.
So today, Boxer is turning to a new Election Year argument that green jobs are the key to our economy’s recovery.Read More
Frustrated with Barbara Boxer’s record of failure when you look at her career by the numbers? Make one of these images your profile picture on Facebook — and you can help spread the truth about her ineffective career in Washington.Read More
Last week, Barbara Boxer was in the Central Valley touting the success and effectiveness of the economic stimulus plan in saving and creating jobs in the region. Just one teeny tiny problem: the Central Valley has been especially hard hit by our state’s unemployment crisis, and Boxer’s Election Year rhetoric rings a little hollow in the face of 15 percent plus unemployment.
But hey, don’t take our word for it. Read what the Merced Sun-Star had to say about Boxer’s visit …Read More
To be clear, we’re all for innovation in energy efficiency. But it seems that, yet again, Barbara Boxer is making the fundamental claim that increased government spending will create jobs. It’s a claim we hear from her a lot, but it’s neither innovative nor efficient…and, worst of all, it’s simply not true.
Throughout the course of her 28 years in Washington, Barbara Boxer has consistently demonstrated that she believes bigger government and increased government spending is the solution to every problem. But, as we’ve seen with the government-spending monstrosity that is the $862 billion economic “stimulus” plan, which has failed to create the jobs Boxer promised California, more government spending does not mean more jobs.Read More
Barbara Boxer knows she’s in the fight of her political life, and it shows. On her fly-around tour of California earlier this week, Boxer ramped up her rhetoric about fighting for jobs and fighting for small businesses. The only problem with Boxer’s rhetoric is that it’s not backed up by her record.
During her 28 years in Washington, Boxer has voted for more than a trillion dollars in tax increases and in favor of growing the thicket of regulations that inhibit American companies from flourishing and succeeding. She has made it harder – not easier – to do business in our state.Read More
Barbara Boxer has spent a lot of time re-writing her record of accomplishment (or lack thereof) on economic growth and job creation over the last several days. But just when you thought she could write no more, Boxer decided to bring Vice President Biden to town in the middle of his “Recovery Summer” tour. Just like Boxer earlier this week, Biden has tried desperately to re-write the Democrats’ dismal record on jobs by claiming that the stimulus “is working.”
Unfortunately for Boxer and Biden, the facts about the unemployment rate and the jobs lost here in California trump their fiction about the economic stimulus plan’s effectiveness.
Day two of the “Broken Promises Tour,” and it’s clear Barbara Boxer is feeling the heat from voters to explain why she should be re-elected for a fourth term. That’s a tall order, though, given her record of few accomplishments – especially on the jobs front.
Back when Barbara Boxer was championing the economic stimulus plan, she told us the Golden State should expect the stimulus plan to yield 400,000 jobs for our fellow Californians and that unemployment would stay at or below 8 percent. But in fact, our state’s employment picture has actually worsened in the last 16 months – proving the plan has been an abject failure.
Of course, Barbara Boxer wants to place to blame for that failure on anyone but herself. Her excuse yesterday?Read More
It must be an Election Year, because Barbara Boxer has come to town. Today, Boxer kicked off her “Jobs for California Tour” leapfrogging around the state in a private jet to San Francisco, Sylmar, San Diego and Santa Barbara. But with 2.27 million Californians unemployed, our state’s unemployment rate at 12.4 percent and our underemployment rate at 21.7 percent, we think Boxer might want to consider renaming her swing through the Golden State the “Broken Promises Tour.” Lest you have forgotten, continue reading to learn what Californians were promised would result from the passage of the economic “stimulus” plan – and what they actually got.Read More
In yet another effort to prop up California’s junior senator, President Obama extended a courtesy invitation to Barbara Boxer asking her to join him for the White House energy policy meeting on Tuesday.
Putting aside for a moment Barbara Boxer’s complete mismanagement of the climate bill last year, this week’s meeting was a distraction from the real and urgent priority: stemming the flow of thousands of barrels of crude oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico every single day. In fact, the photo op with the president shows, yet again, that Barbara Boxer has her priorities out of order.Read More
Last Friday’s release of California’s jobs numbers gave us some very important insight into just how troubling our state’s unemployment situation really is. As the Los Angeles Times pointed out over the weekend, things are actually worse than they appear. This is because the few jobs that were added in May came in the form of temporary government jobs and people taking on part-time work because they’ve been unable to find full-time employment…otherwise known as underemployment. In fact, economists say the report shows our economy will continue to face big problems in the months ahead.Read More
Apparently, you can talk to Barbara Boxer (or at least listen to her talk to you on a call) once a quarter…but it’s going to cost you. That’s right, she charges $15 a month just to hear her voice four times a year. That’s according to an e-mail the campaign sent its supporters earlier this week inviting those who commit to donating $180 per year to the campaign to a conference call tomorrow during which Boxer will speak. Apparently the $174,000 California taxpayers cough up for her annual salary isn’t enough to cover the cost of a senator who will actually care to listen to her constituents.Read More
On this day last year, Barbara Boxer dressed down a brigadier general during a committee hearing, demanding that he call her “senator” because she had “worked so hard to get that title.” In case you’ve forgotten about the memorable exchange, the clip is posted to the right for your viewing pleasure.
Shocking, isn’t it? But what’s even more shocking is the fact that this display of self-importance directed toward a member of our armed forces represents just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Barbara Boxer’s disrespectful treatment of our men and women in uniform. Boxer has voted against troop funding during times of war, and she has even rejected funding requests for body armor and for leave so that our troops can see their loved ones.Read More
If the talking heads are to be believed, a three-term incumbent running in a virtually uncontested primary should cruise to an easy victory with overwhelming support. But Barbara Boxer’s win on Election Night was decidedly underwhelming (much like the rest of her 34-year political career. But that’s a post for another day).
Despite her obvious money and name identification advantage, Boxer was unable to earn the support of 20 percent of California Democrats statewide. She fared even worse in the Central Valley, revealing the significant weakness she faces in that key electoral region.Read More
Yesterday marked the third Obama rescue mission in as many months to try and save Barbara Boxer’s political career. Boxer thanked service members today at Camp Pendleton alongside first lady Michelle Obama. But one has to wonder, how “thanked” did service members and their families feel when Barbara Boxer voted against funding for things like body armor and leave so that our soldiers could see their loved ones?Read More
Some days we have to wonder whether Barbara Boxer remembers that fundamental lesson we all were taught growing up: actions speak louder than words.
Barbara Boxer has now twice asked President Obama to come out to California to help resuscitate her failing political career. Hint number one she knows she’s in huge trouble. But yesterday, we learned that President Obama skipped out on a May 25 memorial service in Jackson, Mississippi held in honor of the workers who died in the Deepwater Horizon explosion in favor of flying to San Francisco to host the second multimillion-dollar fundraiser for Boxer in as many months.Read More
Barbara Boxer has spent a lot of time running around California construction sites and government projects recent on her rare, election year-driven trips out from Washington touting “miracle recoveries” and all the “jobs” she says have been created by the economic “stimulus” plan.
It’s ironic that she chooses such locations as the backdrop of all her bogus press conferences because in fact, the construction sector has been decimated as a result of bad policy and a sputtering economy. In California, employment in the construction industry is down more than 18 percent since February 2009. And nationwide, the unemployment rate in the construction industry is more than double the overall unemployment rate at a staggering 20.1 percent. Studies have shown that, despite its cost and spending surge on infrastructure, the economic stimulus plan’s effect on the construction industry and economy has been minimal.Read More
Government’s first and foremost responsibility is to protect the safety and security of our citizens. But a look at Barbara Boxer’s record reveals that she has her priorities out of whack – putting items like her job killing cap and trade proposal and raising taxes ahead of funding our men and women in uniform.
While we can all agree that terrorists pose a serious security threat to our nation, there is wide disagreement within the security community – and among the American people – about the role climate change plays in global security. Even the security expert and progressive Matthew Yglesias has said that “linking climate change with national security ‘has a bit of a whiff of hubristic imperialism about it.’”
Last year, Barbara Boxer, President Obama and their Democratic allies in Congress told the American people that the stimulus plan, despite its cost, would jumpstart the nation’s economy and keep unemployment under 8 percent. In fact Barbara Boxer said it would bring “help and hope” to the millions of unemployed people in our state.
Unfortunately in this case, the stimulus’s bite has not measured up to Boxer’s bark. With unemployment in California soaring to its highest level in decades – an astonishing 12.6 percent – it’s clear that the stimulus plan has not delivered the results we were promised. The facts could not be clearer.Read More
While Sen. Feinstein recognizes the severity of this water crisis, which has put tens of thousands of Californians out of work, Sen. Boxer continually refuses to stand up for the people of this state. Her classic career politician answer? “It’s very important that these [environmental] laws be administered fairly to make sure they work effectively.”Read More
Boxer had plenty of opportunities to have town hall meetings with her constituents last August while so many leaders across the country did the same to discuss health care reform. What did she do instead? She went on a book tour.Read More
She believes government is the answer. But Californians have to wonder: Does Barbara Boxer even understand the question?Read More
Pardon me, ma’am, but the jig is up.Read More
Boxer bounced 143 checks. That’s not the kind of economic leadership we need in Washington.Read More
The upside? Californians know exactly what they’re getting with Boxer: the same tax-and-spend policies that have been failing them and the nation at large.Read More
28 years in Washington with little to show for it = a whole lot of extra time. Generally, bosses are not ok with that kind of performance. Now is the time to fire Boxer.Read More
Boxer likes to keep her friends close and her consultants closer.Read More
What do you do when you lose all your friends? Make new ones! And just FYI, friends don’t like higher taxes…Read More
It’s been 28 years in the making. It’s time to fire Boxer.Read More
Imagine a conversation between Martha Coakley and Barbara Boxer on the day of Coakley’s historic defeat earlier this year…Read More
Boxer spoke out of both sides of her mouth about the deficit on MSNBC.Read More
This year, Barbara Boxer voted to increase the federal debt ceiling by $1.9 trillion, meaning the national debt could climb to $14.3 trillion.Read More
As reported by the Cato Institute, the National Taxpayers Union found that in 2008 Barbara Boxer voted to spend more taxpayer dollars that self-proclaimed socialist and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.
And, the same post reports that the American Conservative Union also rated 11 Senators more liberal than Sanders in 2008 – you guessed it, Boxer is also on that list.Read More