If she were a real Democrat, she would. But she's not. Not only has she co-sponsered a budget bill worse than Ryan's, see McCaskill More Dangerous than Ryan (w/ Update, Ezra Klein: "more extreme than Ryan"), but she also voted to gut EPA's power to regulate greenhouse gases. Yes, she favors climate change. No doubt she will soon be peddling climate change denial.
The League of Women Voters is launching a “seven-figure” TV ad campaign Friday in Massachusetts and Missouri to draw attention to votes cast this month by Sens. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) regarding the reauthorization of the Clean Air Act.
“Air pollution is a life or death issue,” Elisabeth MacNamara, national president of the League of Women Voters, said in a statement. “Senators Brown and McCaskill cast dangerous votes that put public health at risk.”
Both voted on April 6 for an amendment authored by Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) to suspend any action by the Environmental Protection Agency under the Clean Air Act regarding carbon dioxide or methane for two years, except in respect to auto emissions.
I expect pig conduct from Scott Brown, the Republican. I am learning to expect the same from Senator McCaskill, who calls herself a Democrat. Missouri deserves better.
The website that viewers are directed to, www.PeopleNotPolluters.org, lists the legislators who have voted to block EPA regulatory power, how much money each legislator has received from 'polluters' (defined as contributions include those from oil and gas, electric utility, and coal and mining sectors) and the number of children with asthma in that state.
Votes on Proposals to Block EPA: Claire McCaskill (D) votes yes on Rockefeller bill to gut EPA.
Polluter Contributions to this Senator: $111,250
Kids with Asthma in the State: 133,807
President Barack Obama would veto legislation suspending the EPA’s plans to write new climate change rules, a White House official said Friday.
Coal-state Democrats, led by Sen. Jay Rockefeller (W. Va.), Reps. Rick Boucher (Va.) and Nick Rahall (W. Va), are trying to limit the federal government’s ability to control greenhouse gases from power plants.
I'm sick of McCaskill's right wing actions. We not only need better Democrats, but we need just plain Democrats. We need a Democrat in the Senate from Missouri. She's not one.