On this Friday the 13th, we are reminded of 14-year Congressman Allen Boyd’s very scary record in Washington. Boyd’s blind allegiance to the big special interests is absolutely terrifying!
Many citizens have voiced their concerns about Congressman Boyd’s special interest record.
Congressman Allen Boyd was the only Democrat in Congress to stand with George W. Bush in his push to privatize Social Security. As a Blue Dog Democrat who enjoys widespread support from Wall Street interests, Boyd cosponsored legislation that would have steered public money into Wall Street accounts. Boyd’s bill was filed prior to the economic recession.
“To learn of Allen Boyd’s support of George Bush’s scheme to privatize Social Security is very troubling,” said Frederick Krueger*, who lists his primary residence as Elm Street. “Can you imagine if Bush and Boyd had succeeded and our Social Security money had been invested in Wall Street before the downturn in our economy?” asked Krueger. “The results would have been a nightmare.”
Congressman Allen Boyd has also been a strong proponent of offshore oil drilling, even taking money from a BP lobbyist. The nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics states that Boyd has accepted more than $178,000 from oil and gas companies in recent years. In 2006, Boyd voted to open up the Gulf of Mexico to deepwater offshore oil drilling.
“The recent oil spill endangered our coastal communities and threatened Florida’s beaches with irreparable damage,” said Jason Voorhees*. “If Boyd’s pro-drilling agenda continues, people like me will be forced to abandon our trips to the beach and instead spend time at the lake.”
SPECIAL INTEREST CONGRESSMAN
Congressman Allen Boyd is a favorite politician for big special interests and Wall Street lobbyists, raising millions of dollars for his campaign. And as a member of the pro-big business Blue Dogs, Boyd often puts his special interest friends ahead of the constituents he represent.
“The more I hear about Allen Boyd’s ties to the big special interests, the madder it makes me,” said Frank N. Stein*. “It makes me want to stand outside his office with a torch and pitchfork to voice my disgust with his politics.”
On this Friday the 13th, remember that the only thing scarier than Allen Boyd’s past record in Congress is what he could do in the future.
The polls are open. Don’t be scared to cast your vote for Al Lawson for Congress in the Democratic primary election.
* While the individuals mentioned above are fictional, their sentiments are real.