Elected Officials Selling out America: Mike Castle
Representative Mike Castle is not dealing with the issues that matter most to America’s working-class voters.
Editor’s Note: The following article is the fifth installment in an expository series which outlines important issues facing the U.S. economy and reveals your elected officials voting records. Please write to your elected officials and demand that they represent their constituents, instead of succumbing to the whims of big business.
As one of the few Yankee Republicans left in a region rapidly turning blue, Delaware Representative Mike Castle is a dying breed and could be one of the last Northeastern/Mid-Atlantic Republicans left standing (See: Specter, Arlen) – or his continued support of job-killing “ free trade” agreements could be his political kiss of death.
According to The Cato Institute, “In the 108th Congress the most consistent free traders were Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Michael Castle (R-DE), Susan Davis (D-CA), Vernon Ehlers (R-MI), Jim Ramstad (R-MN), Christopher Shays (R-CT), and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD).”
Over the course of his eight-term career in Congress, Castle has voted against imposing trade barriers to protect domestic industries 74 percent of the time and subsidies for domestic industries 54 percent of the time.
via Economyincrisis.org – America’s Economic Report – Daily.