It is always stunning to learn the truths about certain elected officials in our government. In a startling revelation from Media Trackers Wisconsin, Rep. Tammy Baldwin co-sponsored legislation to block funding of body armor and medical supplies to our troops in combat. She did this during each of her terms in congress from 2003-2009.
It was only in 2011 when Baldwin was considering her possible run for the U.S. Senate that her name does not appear as a co-sponsor on this legislation.
From Media Trackers:
The Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate co-sponsored legislation in every session of Congress from 2003 until 2009 to allow taxpayers opposed to the military, Department of Defense, and various intelligence agencies to withhold their tax dollars from being spent in support of those entities. Specifically, the legislation allowed individual taxpayers to block funding that would be used, “the training, supplying, or maintaining of military personnel.” That would include body armor, medical supplies, and other non-offensive equipment.
At least four times Baldwin co-sponsored the legislation, in 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2009. The 2011 version of the bill does not list Baldwin’s name as a co-sponsor. At that time she was possibly contemplating a run for the U.S. Senate.
The legislation is a project of the National Campaign for a Peace Tax Fund, a far Left pacifist group. The legislation is the centerpiece of their existence and has previously attracted the support of more well known members of Congress, including Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-California), who was Speaker of the House between 2007 and 2011.
Denying body armor and medical supplies to U.S. military personnel who were fighting two wars at the same time is not a politically popular position. After the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Rep. Nancy Pelosi dropped her sponsorship of the Peace Tax Fund. The nation’s military was being thrust into combat and troops would need not just combat weapons, but protective equipment and supplies that could save their lives.