Heritage Action’s Week in Review 12-22-11
In the midst of Hanukkah and with Christmas fast approaching, Congress has been embroiled in a battle over how to extend the payroll tax cut for another year (or 2-months, or 3-months.) With the focus so heavily on this one issue, the media was looking for anything to report on not related to the tax cut. Enter The Weekly Standard’s Fred Barnes, who wrote a familiar piece, noting the Washington Establishment does not like it when we hold them accountable.
In response, our Communications Director, Dan Holler, wrote a blog outlining why we exist: to keep Congress accountable, even on small issues:
“Mr. Barnes heralds a nine-month reprieve for the incandescent light bulb as a “small…victory.” It is ironic (and unfortunate) that pundits choose to tout small victories while ignoring the many small defeats (i.e., expansion of ineffective grant programs). Heritage Action’s scorecard is “hugely influential” precisely because it doesn’t ignore these type of votes…and we never will.”
Big Government used our scorecard to show that just because someone was elected in 2010, does not make them a true conservative.
Dan Holler also had another blog posted on MIX 107.3’s website, about the current state of the payroll tax cut extension. In addition to this mention, Dan also gave a whopping 18 radio interviews across the country; in Iowa, Idaho, Maryland, Virginia, California, Utah, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Washington, and North Carolina.
The continued use of our scorecard as the measure of conservatism is a huge win, and it’s all thanks to supporters like you who work to hold Congress accountable.