ACTION: Call Coons and Carper.Â Email their staffers.Â Sign the petition.Â But do something!
Two of the worst Democratic senators in the US Senate are from Delaware:Â Chris Coons and Tom Carper.Â These two are what have been called “Democrats in Name Only” (DINOs) in the sense that they almost always vote for fat-cat interests and betray the public interest.
On March 22, 2013, Coons and Carper disgraced themselves and mocked the interests of Delaware by joining 15 other “Democratic” senators in voting to support the Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline. Continue reading
I’ve written a few times about Delaware’s shameful status as a safe harbor for corporate misconduct.Â Â Delawareans seem willing to go along with this–I suppose because they think they are getting lower taxes out of it.Â I Most people don’t seem to consider that this is not only helping schemers rip off others elsewhere, but it also tends to deny Delawareans access to justice in our own courts.
Is resentment getting to the point where something may get done about it at the federal level?Â Hard to say.Â But it IS amusing to see representatives of the Cayman Islands complaining about Delaware, as in the NYT story below.
â€œYou can have companies in Delaware that have no U.S. bank accounts, no requirements for documentation and no one knows who owns them,â€ says Anthony B. Travers, chairman of the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange and former chairman of that countryâ€™s Financial Services Association. â€œThere should be a level playing field and Delaware should have to comply with the same standards as the Caymans.â€ Continue reading
“I have spent the past six months working with a group of coal state Democrats in the Senate, led by West Virginia native Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.), drafting provisions to assist the coal industry …. ”
–Â Sen. Robert Byrd of West Virginia
It should be no secret that Delaware’s congressional delegation–Castle, Carper and Kaufman/Biden–generally doesn’t represent the interests of Delawareans.Â Why should they?Â Much of their campaign money doesn’t come from Delaware, and they don’t have to worry about reelection.Â But, I doubt many realize how hard and how often “our” representatives in Washington work directly against the interests of Delawareans.Â The worst is Senator Tom Carper.