Elizabeth Colbert Busch is running for Congress in South Carolina but is running a campaign fit for the liberal streets of Chicago. At every turn, Colbert Busch has aligned herself with the policies of the Obama Administration and Nancy Pelosi.
That’s why liberal Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley has campaigned on her behalf and why she is a regular on the left-wing TV channel MSNBC.
South Carolinians are also getting a visit from Vice President Joe Biden right before the May 7th General Election thanks to Colbert Busch’s allegiance to the cause. They both share the same unwavering admiration for President Obama’s liberal agenda which includes boondoggles like ObamaCare and forcing South Carolina families to pay higher taxes so government can continue to spend, spend, spend.
Doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that Colbert Busch will pledge her allegiance to Joe Biden and Barack Obama if sent to Congress.
Maryland Gov gives pep talk to SC Dems, backs Colbert Busch. (ABC News Charleston)
Biden to be in South Carolina ahead of special congressional election (CNN)
Colbert Busch scrubs Twitter account: “But a few removed retweets of jokes making fun of the Republican Party — she needs to win over independents and some Republicans to win — as well as one saying she is "both pro-choice and in favor of marriage equality," positions that could be tricky in the Republican-leaning district.” (The Hill)
Elizabeth Colbert Busch hasn’t been shy about her support of President Obama’s liberal policies. She has already made it clear that she thinks ObamaCare has some good portions in the law.
If sent to Congress, Colbert Busch’s plan is to keep ObamaCare the law of the land and force South Carolinians to pay higher taxes and higher healthcare premiums to pay for Obama’s healthcare overhaul. Not only will middle class families be forced to pay more, but job providers will struggle to afford the employees they currently have and not be able to afford to hire more.
Elizabeth Colbert Busch is making it clear that she doesn’t care and that she will support every one of Barack Obama’s policies no matter how devastating for South Carolinians.
Her policy positions have not been put under the microscope, but are bound to draw more attention now. Colbert Busch has said that she backs Obamacare (while calling for refinements to root out wasteful spending). (Politico)
Under ObamaCare, health insurance premiums for families are now about $3,000 higher, instead of $2,500 lower as President Obama promised. (Merrill Matthews and Mark E. Litow op-ed, “ObamaCare’s Health-Insurance Sticker Shock,” The Wall Street Journal, 1/13/2013)
Women “have been starting new businesses at a faster rate than men for the last 20 years, and are expected to create the majority of new small-business jobs in the years to come.” Under ObamaCare, fines and regulations will increase costs for small businesses and discourage their growth. (Avik Roy, “The Real ‘War on Women’ is Being Waged by Obamacare,” Forbes, 10/21/2012)
In a recent survey, 61% of business owners cited concerns about the cost of healthcare as a reason for not hiring more people. Under ObamaCare, healthcare premiums have continued to rise. (Dennis Jacobe, “More U.S. Small Businesses Cutting Workers Than Hiring,” Gallup, 1/31/2013; Merrill Matthews and Mark E. Litow op-ed, “ObamaCare’s Health-Insurance Sticker Shock,” The Wall Street Journal, 1/13/2013)
Elizabeth Colbert Busch has spent the last 2½ months campaigning for Congress while collecting a taxpayer-funded paycheck from Clemson University. Originally she told reporters and South Carolina families that she was on a leave of absence since February but this week we found out that her “leave” is actually a taxpayer-funded vacation.
Why wasn’t Colbert Busch honest from the start that she was still collecting her state-funded salary from Clemson while campaigning for Congress? Simple: Because she knew what she was doing was wrong. We already knew Colbert Busch supported Obama and Pelosi’s big-spending policies, but now she’s taken her disregard for the taxpayers to a new low.
“She is now on a leave of absence from her position as the director of business development for Clemson University's Wind Turbine Drive Testing Facility in North Charleston.” (AP, 2/16/2013)
“For the first two-and-a-half months of her candidacy Colbert Busch was technically on vacation from her job with Clemson, but she doesn’t appear to have garnered too much beach time. She’s been fine-tuning her policy points.” (Mount Pleasant Patch, 4/2/2013)
Elizabeth Colbert Busch has made it clear that she will side with the unions over South Carolina families. So far she has collected nearly $30,000 in campaign contributions from unions including $5,000 from the same union that tried to take Boeing jobs out of South Carolina. Not only is she funding her campaign with thousands of dollars from unions, she is also promising to be the voice of unions in Washington. After receiving an endorsement from the AFL-CIO, Colbert Busch said she was “enormously grateful.”
Elizabeth Colbert Busch has made it clear that her allegiance is to Nancy Pelosi, Barack Obama and the unions but not South Carolina families. Sending Colbert Busch to Washington means less jobs for the state and more power for the unions.
According to a 48-hour Contribution Notice FEC filing, Elizabeth Colbert Busch [D-S.C.] took $5,000 from the Machinists Non Partisan Political League of The International Association of Machinists on March 15, 2013. (Federal Elections Commission, “48 Hour Notice of Contributions/Loans Received,” March 16, 2013, http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/684/13961173684/13961173684.pdf)
Boeing said shuttering the South Carolina facility would eliminate 1,000 jobs. (Seung Min Kim, “House rebukes NLRB on Boeing,” Politico, Sept. 15, 2011.)
As of March 2013, Colbert Busch has taken $26,000 from unions. (http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/235/13961138235/13961138235.pdf)