Julianne Ortman is waging a firebrand conservative campaign for the US Senate. She’s constantly claiming the high ground on conservative issue after issue, but her record doesn’t always back up her new found “principles” if you ask me.
Take our 2nd Amendment rights for instance, she claims to be the champion of gun rights, but she doesn’t own guns and refuses to even allow them in her home. Its hard to take her 2A bonafides seriously if she doesn’t walk the walk.
The US Senate is taking up the President’s $10.10 minimum wage hike today. Where does Julianne Ortman stand not he issue?
Q: What is your opinion on an increase in the minimum wage?
Ortman: Increasing the minimum wage will translate into fewer entry level positions and hours, and also higher costs. The increased costs of doing business get passed along to consumers and/or labor. There are better ways to encourage investment, stable hiring, and job growth.
She’s against raising the minimum wage because it would increase the cost of doing business.
Out of no where, former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty waded back into the political fray and gave his opinion on the Minimum wage debate taking police.
“If you’re going to talk the talk about being for the middle class and the working person, if we have the minimum wage, it should be reasonably adjusted from time to time,” said Pawlenty, now the CEO of the Financial Services Roundtable, a bank lobbying firm.
[Source: MinnPost Apr 30, 2014]
Many of you will remember that Pawlenty signed a Minimum Wage increase into law when he was Governor in 2005. Conveniently, Julianne Ortman was a State Senator in 2005 and voted on the increase.
Given her staunch conservative stance in 2014, surely State Senator Ortman voted against the minimum wage increase…..
Senate floor vote
May 3, 2005 (SF3)
Workers who make the minimum wage are in line for a $1 an hour raise in August, following a Minnesota Senate vote that affirmed a compromise approved by the House and supported by Gov. Tim Pawlenty. The measure passed the Senate 44-22.
Julianne E. Ortman Republican 34 FOR
[Source: MPR Vote Tracker]
Ortman’s 2014 campaign sounds great. She is making herself sound like a conservative champion who will go into the trenches and fight liberalism with her last dying breath, but her record doesn’t back up her new found principles.
Her career rating from the Minnesota Legislative Evaluation Association is only 70%.
Here career rating from the Taxpoayer’s League of Minnesota is only 86%.
Does the 2014 US Senate campaign of Julianne Ortman sound like that of a rock solid conservative? Yes.
Does the record of State Senator Julianne Ortman look like that of a rock solid conservative champion? Nope.
Friends, be careful not to let a candidate tell you what you want to hear, deeds speak louder then words.