Sent: Monday, January 27, 2014 12:08 AM
Subject: Corinna Robinson for U.S. Congress, Campaign Launch
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Rapid City, SD – Corinna Robinson, candidate for the United States Congress, is gearing up for the launch of her campaign on Monday and is very aware of how she would do things differently for South Dakota. “South Dakota effectively does not have a voice in Congress with current Rep. Kristi Noem, who regularly and almost exclusively puts her own political interests ahead of the interests of South Dakotans,” says Robinson. “It’s time to bring Noem home.”
Robinson’s distinguished 25-year career in the Army has perfectly prepared her to be a tough, independent voice for all South Dakotans. Robinson, a Rapid City native, says her military experience has made her fearless to stand up to those with ulterior motives, and she will have no problem taking on special interests or even her own party if they advocate policy that hurts the people of South Dakota. Noem’s voting record indicates that her philosophy is much different from Robinson’s.
“Noem routinely votes as commanded by either special interests or her extreme Tea Party leaders in Washington – unfortunately too often those votes actually hurt the South Dakotans for whom she is supposed to be working,” Robinson said. “Noam is out of touch with regular South Dakotans.”
- Last September, Noem caved in to her Tea Party leaders and voted to “gut” $40 billion from the Food Stamp program (SNAP), even though by doing so she was taking money out of the pockets of South Dakota farmers. With that vote, Noem turned her back on over 100,000 South Dakotans who help feed their families with the assistance of Food Stamps.
- When special interests and Tea Party leaders in Washington attempted to score political points by voting to shut down the government last fall, Noem voted as they demanded. With that vote, Noem closed governmental offices including the USDA Farm Service Agency, leaving farmers and ranchers without the assistance they needed after the massive blizzard last October devastated their livestock.
As a former Director of the Antiterrorism & Force Protection Directorate, serving at the Pentagon, Robinson was responsible for targeting protection measures for thousands of personnel and critical infrastructure. When lack of compromise forced a government shutdown, Robinson was placed in a position to send her employees home, leaving them without a way to support their families and leaving critical gaps in the workforce. If it had been up to Robinson, she would have worked night and day to reach an agreement to keep the country running.
“I could go on and list literally hundreds of votes by Noem that benefited her tea party extremists or her own political interests instead of representing the interests of the people of South Dakota. Worse, Noem and her radical associates have made a mockery of our great history of proud governance. This 113th Congress makes the infamous ‘Do-Nothing Congress’ of 1947-48 look almost industrious. The ‘Do-Nothing Congress’ passed 1,729 bills in their two-year term. Noem’s 113th Congress has passed a mere 58 bills in the first year. It is a waste of time and South Dakota is ready for a change,” Robinson said.
There is still no Farm Bill, when no other single piece of legislation matters more to the economy of South Dakota.
Robinson said she is not sure what force is guiding Noem’s decisions. “It is most assuredly not concern for the people of South Dakota. With her history of refusing to compromise with anyone other than her Tea Party associates and refusing to do the job that South Dakotans hired her to do, we just can never be sure that Noem will be there when we need her,” Robinson said.