|ISSUES||BOB DOLD||TEA PARTY||INFORMATION|
|End the Medicare Guarantee||YES||YES||
Bob Dold twice voted for the Ryan Budget which would end Medicare's guaranteed benefits, replacing them with a voucher. The non-partisan AARP says that the Ryan Plan would “lead to higher costs for seniors.”
[H Con Res 112, 3/29/12; H Con Res 34, 4/15/11; AARP, 3/21/12]
|Defund Planned Parenthood||YES||YES||
Bob Dold voted for the Republican Budget which defunded Planned Parenthood and its affiliates.
[Roll Call, 3/01/11]
|Support Anti-Choice Legislation||YES||YES||
Voted for the “Let Women Die Act.” The bill would allow hospitals to deny lifesaving health care to women and restrict a woman’s ability to use her own private insurance for health care.
Voted to Undermine a Woman’s Right to Choose. In 2011, Dold voted for a bill that undermined and harmed women’s health by limiting access and funding for abortions.
[HR 3, Vote #292, 5/04/11]
|Signed Grover Norquist's Anti-Tax Pledge||YES||YES||
Bob Dold signed Tea Party activist Grover Norquist’s Taxpayer Protection Pledge. Norquist’s pledge has blamed for holding up the deficit-reduction process.
[ATR Pledge; 60 Minutes, 8.26/12]
|Tax Subsidies for Big Oil Companies||YES||YES||
Bob Dold supported continuing to give billions of dollars of subsides to big oil companies like Exxon and BP.
[Vote #277, 4/15/11; ATR Pledge; USA Today, 3/21/08]
|Tax Breaks for Outsourcing Jobs||YES||YES||
Bob Dold signed a pledge to protect tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas. Dold also voted against prohibiting the government from spending on contracts with companies determined to have outsourced American jobs.
[ATR Pledge; Vote #19, 1/25/11]
|Oppose Gay Rights||YES||YES||
Bob Dold said that same-sex couples should not have the right to marry. Dold also opposes a law to make it illegal to fire someone for being gay.
[Chicago Herald, 10/26/10; Illinois Family Institute Voter Guide for Illinois Primary Election, accessed 3/10/10; H.R.3017 & S.1584 – 2009]
Bob Dold helped waste $50 million on repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Congressman Dold himself voted 28 to repeal, defund, or dismantle the ACA.
[CBS Evening News, 7/11/12]
|Question Cause of Global Warming||YES||YES||
Bob Dold questioned the idea that global warming was caused by humans, instead characterizing the question as a “debate.”
[Sun Times, accessed 4/03/12]
|Cut Student Aid Funding||YES||YES||
Bob Dold voted for the Republican budget which, according to the Department of Education, would cut 1.4 million students from being eligible for Pell Grants.
[H Con Res 34, Vote #277, 4/15/11]
|Support Tea Party||YES||YES||
Bob Dold praised the Tea Party movement and noted that he agrees with their issues. “The Tea Party has a great voice out there,” he said.
[Fox interview, 2/19/10]
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