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ID – Simpson, Michael

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R+17 47.5 -42.5 Click for contact information

 

This 14-year incumbent truly embodies our political problems in the House. He represents one of the most conservative states, yet he uses his position as one of the 12 appropriations “Cardinals” to block any effort to cut spending. Simpson is an ardent supporter of earmarks. He is also a big supporter of government-run healthcare, and refuses to cut even small programs like the National Endowment of the Arts and the National Endowment of the Humanities. He is a big purveyor of farm welfare, thereby entrapping residents of his red state into government dependency. He voted for every bailout under the sun. Simpson was one of only 16 Republicans to vote for the Simpson-Bowles tax increases. He is also one of the few solid red state Republicans who is squishy on gun issues.