From the Fitzsimon File:
Burr said that he didn’t think too highly of Senator Barack Obama and former Senator John Edwards, saying the issues Edwards is campaigning on won’t be “high-level priorities.”
The issues Edwards is campaigning on are anti-poverty issues, raising the minimum wage, increasing access to health care and other proposals to help people struggling to make ends meet. You can disagree with Edwards’ solutions, but it’s hard to argue that they are not high priority issues for the country.
Maybe Burr doesn’t think they are important, but most people in North Carolina and across the country do.
Just what are Burr's priorities?
Where does he stand on Iraq?
"Failure is not an option. We owe it to our troops and to the Iraqi people to remain committed to supporting a free and stable Iraq. The Iraqi leadership must rise to the challenge — the world is watching. It is critical for the Iraqi government to take immediate steps to disband the sectarian militias and death squads, pass key oil sharing legislation and hold provincial elections."
- Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C.
From Anglico, we hear about Burr's "stand" on cigarettes.
When you're a Senator in the Party of Greed from Winston-Salem, it's perfectly predictable that you'd also be a pimp for Big Tobacco. Never mind the irrefutable evidence about the addictive power of nicotine. Never mind the hundreds of thousands of deaths each year linked to smoking and second hand smoke. No, never mind anything except the unbridled right of Big Tobacco to push their killer drugs.
And while you're never-minding, don't forget to thank Senator Richard Burr for choosing once again to protect profits instead of people.
Richard Burr - against science, against truth, against working people. Is it 2010 yet?