NY13 Blog; Retaking NY-13 from Rep. Vito Fossella

Following the corruption, ineffectiveness and hypocrisy of Rep. Vito Fossella.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Vito opposes majority of American's desires

In a USA Today poll from March 23-25, 2007 come the following;

8. Would you favor or oppose Congress taking each of the following actions in regards to the war in Iraq?

Requiring U.S. troops to meet strict readiness criteria before being deployed to Iraq;
Favor - 80%
Oppose - 15%

Setting a time-table for withdrawing all U.S. troops from Iraq no later than the fall of 2008;
Favor - 60 %
Oppose - 38%

9. Based on what you have heard or read about the recent surge of U.S. troops in Baghdad, do you think the increase in the number of U.S. troops in Baghdad is making the situation there better, not making much difference, or is it making the situation there worse?

Better - 29
Not making much difference - 43
Worse - 22
No opinion - 5

Rep. Vito Fossella recently voted against the Supplemental bill that President Bush is now threatening to veto. That bill required that troops be properly trained and equiped before the President could send them into war and you may recall a fellow Republican trying to remove that requirement from the bill, we covered it previously;

Ranking Member Jerry Lewis (R-CA) offered an amendment during the committee markup which would have stripped language from the Iraq supplemental restricting the use of troops who are not properly equipped or trained

And here is what Fossella thinks about 60% of Americans who want out of Iraq by fall of 2008;

Fossella, a Republican from Staten Island who represents the 13th Congressional District, equated any call to withdraw with "appeasement" and said it would amount to "surrender to the beast." [SI Advance]

Don't forget that we are Vito's boss. Even if you didn't vote for him, he serves in DC at the discretion of the citizens of his district. If he refuses to support the will of the majority of his district in order to support the whims of this President, then you need to put him on the unemployment line, and send someone new to DC to represent you.

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