Surfing Dana’s Failing Grade

Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach) gets an F for his voting record on issues that affect the middle class, including votes against reducing college costs, expanding children’s health care, raising the national minimum wage and lowering prescription drug prices.

Despite the fact that the majority of his constituents are members of the increasingly squeezed middle class, Rohrabacher continues to vote against their best interests, according to the non-partisan Drum Major Institute for Public Policy.

It’s amazing how wrongheaded Rohrabacher is on these common sense issues that affect the middle class.

So far this year, Rohrabacher has voted against the The Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax Act, which creates and extends tax credits for making energy efficiency improvements and generating and using renewable energy.

He also voted against The College Opportunity and Affordability Act, which among many other things it would do to make college costs more affordable, increases the maximum amount of Pell Grants from $5,800 to $9000 and expands availability.

And amazingly enough, he even voted against The Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act, which reauthorizes and expands the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, which provides health care to 6 million children.

Dana is so out-of-touch with the economic needs of the residents of his district as indicated by his votes that he either doesn’t recognize or doesn’t care how much gas and food prices are affecting the people of his district.

In fact, hundreds of seniors in Huntington Beach alone are going hungry now because they can’t afford to buy groceries, yet they have too much income to qualify for meals on wheels. Yet amazingly, last year he voted against allowing Medicare to negotiate to get the best possible bulk price for prescription drugs.

Rohrabacher is out of touch, out of step, and just plain wrong on the most important issues to the families of the 46th Congressional District.

For more information on how Rohrabacher has voted against the middle class visit

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