Britt Raybould's Record

Britt Raybould votes AGAINST medical freedom and TO KEEP YOUR KIDS IN MASKS

In November 2021, Britt Raybould substituted for Rep. Jon Weber. If you remember, this was the session when several medical freedom bills were presented to deal with the government overreach during the pandemic. Britt voted EVERY TIME with the Democrats to take away your medical privacy and freedom and to keep your kids in masks. She is TOO liberal for Madison County.

These were the votes on Medical Freedom cast during the November session.

H421 Codifies Executive Order prohibiting state of Idaho from requiring proof of vaccine to receive or access state services and facilities.  Passed the House 50-18   BRITT VOTED NO

H419 Don’t ask, don’t tell regarding Covid vaccine status to prevent citizens from being terminated from employment as  a result of their personal decision. Passed the House 41-27   BRITT VOTED NO

H415 Add medical, religious, philosophical and natural immunity exemptions for employees from vaccine requirements in the workplace. Passed the House 43-24   BRITT VOTED NO

H414 Ban government, employers or other entities from questioning a person’s religious beliefs regarding medical decisions – protect and defend a foundational freedom. Passed the House 46-24 BRITT VOTED NO

H429 Provide exemption of children to attend public schools, to provide exemption from mandates for mask wearing for medical, religious or personal reasons. Passed the House 42-28   BRITT VOTED NO

H412 Prohibits discrimination against customers and employees based on immunization status or on the requirement of a vaccine passport. Passed the House 48-22   BRITT VOTED NO

Mercenary for Microsoft

Rep. Raybould proposed an 11-page bill to regulate industry in the use of facial recognition software.  The bill would expand government by adding two new staff to the Attorney General’s office and cost Idaho taxpayers at least $239,000 a year.  

To make matters worse, this bill was not her bill specifically, rather a bill modeled after one in Washington state, supported by none other than Microsoft.  It makes you wonder, is Ms. Raybould representing Microsoft or you in Boise?

Ron Nate is a professor and holds a Ph.D. in Economics. He is acutely aware of how regulation can be dangerous, and how creating regulation without knowing what you’re doing could be disastrous. Ron Nate is an experienced lawmaker who knows the limits of government and, when needed, knows how to bring stakeholders together to resolve complicated issues without sacrificing conservative principles. 

Medicaid Math Misstep

Rep. Raybould was among just a handful of Republican representatives who bought into the “benefits without responsibility” mindset of Medicaid Expansion and voted with Democrats against a bill to require able-bodied people work in order to get government healthcare handouts.  

Ron Nate is a Ph.D. Economist who understands complicated issues like Medicaid Expansion and the incentives and costs of various options.  He has the expertise and the conservative principles to cast the correct votes and make the right arguments on complex policies.  

Vaping Flip Flop

Rep. Raybould was lead sponsor of a bill she voted against. Yes, you read that right, she voted against her own bill.  It was a bizarre series of events leading to a weird conclusion. 

Once again, Raybould proposed regulation on businesses.  To make matters weird, she flip flopped to opposing it (bizarre explanation notwithstanding), and finally the bill passed.  So, Raybould’s only successful bill of the 2020 session, was one she voted against!  

Ron Nate is a professor and holds a Ph.D. in Economics. He is acutely aware of how regulation can be dangerous, and how creating regulation without knowing what you’re doing could be disastrous. Ron Nate is an experienced lawmaker who knows the limits of government and, when needed, knows how to bring stakeholders together to resolve complicated issues without sacrificing conservative principles. 

Opposed Tax Cuts

Rep. Raybould was among only a few Republicans to vote against a property tax reduction bill (a budget freeze) even though it was the only significant tax cut to get a vote in the Idaho House in 2020. 

She dropped the ball on keeping your taxes low by opposing the budget freeze, she was absent for the debate and vote (her substitute cast her vote instead), and she doubled-down on her bad vote by writing a deeply flawed editorial about it.   

Ron Nate is a professor and holds a Ph.D. in Economics.  Voters and taxpayers deserve a representative who understands the simple math of property taxes and how to keep them low, while still allowing for growth in the community. District 34 can choose a truly conservative, principled representative who knows how to keep taxes low. 

Missing in Action

Rep. Raybould missed votes twice as often as the average legislator.  She was absent nearly 13% of the legislative days in 2020.  She missed an entire week which had many important bills for consideration including property tax cuts, transgenders in sports, and medical debt regulation.  In 2019, she was gone 3 whole days and also missed many votes.  

Ron Nate is a professor and holds a Ph.D. in Economics. While Ron served as your representative, there was not a single missed vote in 4 years.  Ron Nate shows up, does the work, and sticks to conservative principles. 

If it Moves, Regulate It

Rep. Raybould proposed a 4-page bill to regulate industry by forcing original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of farm equipment and automobiles to provide information to consumers and repair businesses.  The bill is a clear violation of privacy and contract rights. 

In a similar circumstance to her other regulation bills, stakeholders were caught completely off guard by the bill’s introduction saying they don’t understand why this bill came forth without discussion involving key stakeholders.   

Ron Nate is a professor and holds a Ph.D. in Economics. He is acutely aware of how regulation can be dangerous, and how creating regulation without knowing what you’re doing could be disastrous. Ron Nate is an experienced lawmaker who knows the limits of government and, when needed, knows how to bring stakeholders together to resolve complicated issues without sacrificing conservative principles.