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Voting? Hirono Abstains 23 Times, Misses 23%
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Voting? Hirono Abstains 23 Times, Misses 23%

from No HiroNo

Day 65: Where’s Hirono? Hirono Missed An Important Vote to Protect Our National Forests.

Day 65: Where’s Hirono? Hirono Missed An Important Vote to Protect Our National Forests. Just this year, Hirono Missed an important vote to protect our national forests. [1]

Day 66: Where’s Hirono? Hirono Missed Votes to Protect Our Environment, Lower Student Loan Interest, and Create Jobs.

Day 66: Where’s Hirono? Hirono Missed Votes to Protect Our Environment, Lower Student Loan Interest, and Create Jobs. Hirono has proven that she is not dedicated to representing the people of Hawaii before our federal government. Just this year, Hirono … Continue reading

Day 67. Hirono talks about energy sustainability, but in Hirono’s over 20 years as a state legislator and lieutenant governor, Hawaii became more dependent on fossil fuels.

Day 67. Hirono talks about energy sustainability, but in Hirono’s over 20 years as a state legislator and lieutenant governor, Hawaii became more dependent on fossil fuels. According to the Honolulu Advertiser, “Hawaii’s dependence on imported fuel for electricity has … Continue reading

Day 68. Hirono Voted to Jeopardize Access to Care for Seniors.

Day 68. Hirono Voted to Jeopardize Access to Care for Seniors [1] A Report by the Chief Medicare Actuary, Richard S. Foster, said the new health care law, which Hirono voted for, would be paid for by “Medicare cuts [that] … Continue reading

Day 69: Hirono Voted to Cut Future Payments to the Popular Medicare Advantage Plan.

Day 69: Hirono Voted To Cut Future Payments to the Popular Medicare Advantage Plan. [1] A Report by the Chief Medicare Actuary, Richard S. Foster, said that the new health care law would be paid for in part, by cuts to … Continue reading

Day 70: Hirono Put Her Political Party Before Hawaii’s Kupuna When She Voted To Create An Unelected Panel to Control Costs And Possibly Ration Medicare.

Day 70: Hirono Put Her Political Party Before Hawaii’s Kupuna When She Voted To Create An Unelected Panel to Control Costs And Possibly Ration Medicare. [1] Hirono voted to implement an Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) that is unelected and is … Continue reading

Day 71. No Show Hirono: In 2011, Hirono Abstained From Voting Three Times As Often As Any Other Hawaii Delegation Member

No Show Hirono: In 2011, Hirono Abstained From Voting Three Times As Often As Any Other Hawaii Delegation Member. In addition to missing 23% of House votes in 2012, in 2011, Hirono abstained from voting 23 times; Sen. Daniel Inouye … Continue reading

Day 72. Too Quick to Raise Taxes on Us: Hirono Missed A Vote To Continue The Year-End Payroll Tax Extension Compromise Bill.

Day 72. Too Quick to Raise Taxes on Us: Hirono Missed A Vote To Continue The Year-End Payroll Tax Extension Compromise Bill. [1] By not extending the 4.2% rate, it would have increased to 6.2%, which would mean on average, taxpayers … Continue reading

Day 73: Hirono ignored her own constituents – especially small businesses – on Maui, who found her actions “disappointing.”

Day 73: Hirono ignored her own constituents – especially small businesses – on Maui, who found her actions “disappointing.” After refusing to participate in a U.S. Senate candidate forum, the Maui Chamber of Commerce “…was surprised to learn from The … Continue reading

Day 74. While on the campaign trail Hirono touts her support for energy independence, but when push came to shove, she voted against several options to lower gas prices for Hawaii’s families.

Day 74. While on the campaign trail Hirono touts her support for energy independence, but when push came to shove, she voted against several options to lower gas prices for Hawaii’s families. [1] Here’s what her friend Don Young had … Continue reading

Day 75. THIS TERM, HIRONO UNAPOLOGETICALLY VOTED TO RAISE TAXES ON ANYONE MAKING OVER $36,000.

Day 75. This term, Hirono unapologetically voted to raise taxes on anyone making over $36,000. Hirono touted and voted for the Congressional Progressive Caucus’ budget, which would raise taxes on anyone making over $36,000 per year. [1]

Day 76. HIRONO REFUSED OPPOSE MOVEON.ORG’S ATTACK ON GENERAL PETREAUS

Day 76. Hirono Refused to Oppose MoveOn.org’s Attack on General Petreaus. In 2007, MoveOn.org attacked General Petreaus for his Iraq stabilization strategy. The Democrat-controlled U.S. House of Representatives responded by passing a bipartisan resolution condemning MoveOn.org for the shoddy attack. … Continue reading

Day 77 Where’s Mazie? Hirono decided that attending a mainland campaign event was more important than voting to lower college students’ loan interest rates.

Day 77. Where’s Mazie? Hirono decided that attending a mainland campaign event was more important than voting to lower college students’ loan interest rates. UH students are back in school this week for the fall semester. With so many college students … Continue reading

Day 78. While Hawaii’s defense industry is fighting future budget cuts, Hirono didn’t even bother to show up to vote on the 2013 defense funding bill.

Day 78. While Hawaii’s defense industry is fighting future budget cuts, Hirono didn’t even bother to show up to vote on the 2013 defense funding bill. The defense industry composes approximately 18% of Hawaii’s economy.[1] With the prospect of deep … Continue reading

Day 79: Endorsement by The Maui News

Day 79. Endorsement by The Maui News. They said it: “we think [Governor Lingle's] opponent is too ideologically rigid to make the bipartisan compromises necessary to correct the country’s debt and deficit problems.” (The Maui News, 08/19/2012)

Day 80. Hirono hasn’t shown up for work in 2012

Day 80. Hirono hasn’t shown up for work in 2012: Since January of this year, Hirono has missed 127 votes, about 23 percent of the 555 votes (127) that she was supposed to be casting on our behalf. Colleen Hanabusa, … Continue reading

Day 81: When it comes to energy for Hawaii, Hirono is all talk and no action.

Day 81 When it comes to energy for Hawaii, Hirono is all talk and no action. Hirono’s policy statement on her campaign website states that Hawaii has everything we need to make our state more self-sufficient, but “what we need … Continue reading

Day 82: No show HiroNO

Day 82. No show HiroNO: In addition to owning the dubious distinction of having zero sponsored bills become law in almost six years, Hirono can chalk up one more zero next to her name: zero debates and forums attended. Since … Continue reading

Day 83. Hirono touts her “earmark” record as one of the best in Congress for 2010.

Hirono touts her “earmark” record as one of the best in Congress for 2010: The truth is, in 2010 Hirono obtained a grand total of 4 solo earmarks, which brought home less than $1 million to Hawaii.[1] To put this … Continue reading

Day 84. Do the math: It just doesn’t add up.

Do the math. It just doesn’t add up: It didn’t take long to do the math. She sponsored 49 bills between her election in 2006 and 2012, and zero have been passed into law.[1,2,3] We ask the people of Hawaii … Continue reading

Day 85. Hirono has no vision for the future of Hawaii; she is the “status quo.”

They said it: “The question is, presented a change with an R and a status quo Democrat, where are the voters of Hawai’i going to go?” – Ed Case “I think the voters are perfectly capable of selecting the Republican … Continue reading

DAY 86. Unwilling to do her duty for the people of Hawaii.

They said it: “It’s hard for us to imagine her making the compromises that are going to be needed.” “Our problem with Hirono is that as one of the most liberal members of Congress it is hard for us to … Continue reading

DAY 87. Hirono just can’t get it done.

They said it: “Concerns about her stature to do the job” “With few big signature accomplishments in 28 years as a state legislator, Lt. Governor and Congresswoman, Hirono campaigns on general themes such as ‘values,’ her loyal party-line voting record … Continue reading

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