If you are like me and are tired of the competing claims about Rep. Jim Matheson's voting record re: ObamaCare, consider the following:
For those that think Rep. Matheson helped fight "ObamaCare" when it passed, think again.
Look at what votes he made the last week prior that helped set up what
happened Sunday March 21, 2010. For those that wanted the bill to pass,
he voted against it, for those that wanted it to fail, he voted to
suspend the rules so it could pass.
Look at votes 129, 130, as well as votes 159, 160, 162 and 163
He did the same thing months before:
Look at votes 881, 882, 884, 885, 886, 887
Jim Matheson appears to vote with Nancy Pelosi when she needs the vote. In 2010
There were 39 democrats that voted to stay and vote about the "Bush" Tax
cuts. One more and they would not have left without discussing it. Yes,
Matheson wrote a letter saying he wanted the cuts, but then he voted
with Nancy Pelosi to dismiss and not discuss it. One vote would have
made the difference. It did and it was Matheson voting with Nancy
Pelosi, and not representing Utah.
The legislature didn't redistrict Rep. Matheson out
of the 2nd district. He lives in the current 2nd and new 2nd district. The new
2nd district and 4th district are reportedly both as republican as his current district. He
chose to run in the 4th district because he resides in Utah and the US
constitution doesn't say he has to run in his own district. Unless he moves, he won't be able to vote for himself this fall.