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George V. Hansen

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U.S. Congressman

The Resume

    (September 14, 1930- )
    Republican Representative from Idaho (1965-9, 1975-85)

Why he might be annoying:

    He voted against the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and its extensions (1975, 1981).
    He voted against extending the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, a disability rights bill (1978).
    He voted to bail out the Chrysler Corporation from debt with a $1.5 billion loan, which violates free market principles (1978).
    He was sentenced to 15 months in prison and fined $40,000 for failing to include four transactions on federal disclosure forms (1984).

Why he might not be annoying:

    He reintroduced the concept of a flat tax rather than the current progressive income tax system.
    He voted to protect pregnant women from job discrimination (1978).
    He was the only member of Congress to visit the Iranian hostages while they were in captivity (1979).
    He voted to extend the Civil Rights Commission (1983).
    He was exposed to toxic chemicals while working at the prison power plant, damaging his teeth and bones, requiring dental reconstructive surgery.
    Since he had to wear shoes that were too small while in prison, it deformed his toenails and he had to pull them out himself to stop the pain they were causing him.
    His conviction was reversed in 1995, thus he was imprisoned for nothing.
    Some believe that he was persecuted by the IRS due to his anti-IRS stances in Congress.
    Although Hansen was imprisoned and treated poorly for a crime he didn't commit, he remains an optimist.

Credit: Wuffle

Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    In 2021, Out of 74 Votes: 68.92% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 9 Votes: 88.89% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 9 Votes: 44.44% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 5 Votes: 20.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 5 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 7 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 18 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 30 Votes: 53.33% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 23 Votes: 65.22% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 10 Votes: 30.0% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 38 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 246 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 36 Votes: 44.44% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 32 Votes: 46.88% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 97 Votes: 55.67% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 130 Votes: 72.31% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 145 Votes: 64.83% Annoying