Donnelly's Legislative Ineffectiveness Doesn't Bode Well for the Senate
Joe Donnelly has representented Indianans for six years. In those six years, he's only sucecssfully passed one single, solitary amendment through the House. Passed in 2009, Donnelly's sole legislative achievement was an amendment ensuring recreational vehicles were eligible under the Medium and Heavy Duty Commercial and Transit Vehicles Research and Development Program.
While Hoosiers were experiencing record unemployment, unprecedented job loss and a fledgling economy, Donnelly's one legislative success was adding RV's to a vehicle development program.
But in the absence of the success of his own legislative efforts, Donnelly gladly hitched his wagon to President Obama's policy train (wreck). Donnelly supported TARP, the Fannie Mae bailout, the bailout of the auto industry, called Cash for Clunkers a success, voted for the Stimulus bill, costing thousands of Indianan jobs and of course, voted for Obamacare.
And fiscally? Voting seven times to increase the debt limit, Donnelly didn't vote for any budgets in 2008, 2009, 2012 or 2013. He opposed the "Ryan Budget" and eventually voted for President Obama's 2010 budget.
Donnelly has not done one thing to help the people of Indiana as a Congressman, why should they trust him to help as a Senator?