Even though Heritage can sometimes be questionably conservative, here is what they are:
Founded in 1973, The Heritage Foundation is a research and educational institution—a think tank—whose mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense.
They recently released their unapologetic scorecard for the 112th Congress. Below is the report card for Missouri’s U.S. Congressional Representatives.
When I went to High School in Steeleville, IL, an “A” was 94-100, a “B” was 87-93, a “C” was 77-86, and a “D” was 70-76. For Missouri’s Congressional Delegation, no one got an “A” OR “B”, and Akin barely gets a “B” under the grading scale I faced at SEMO.edu.
- Senator Roy Blunt – FLUNKED
- Representative Sam Graves – FLUNKED
- Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer – FLUNKED
- Representative Jo Ann Emerson – FLUNKED… …not even 50%
(Click here for details on the study)
Now, I’m sure they all have explanations about how they voted on all the measures for which they were rated negatively. It might be a good time to publish that reasoning for the voters to decide… …that is… if they want the votes of an informed electorate.