Saturday, June 27, 2009
I found this interesting little piece about what we can do about the 8 House Republicans who supported cap-and-trade, also known as the largest middle class tax hike in U.S. history:
THESE RINOS HAVE 5 DAYS TO CHANGE THEIR VOTE...
WE ARE IN DAY 1.
Check out this link: http://www.teapartypatriot
Bono Mary Mack (CA) 202-225-5330 Fax (202) 225-2961
Castle Mike (DE) 202-225-4165 Fax 202.225.2291
Kirk Mark (IL) 202-225-4835 Fax: 202-225-0837
Lance Leonard (NJ) 202-225-5361 Fax: (202) 225-9460
Lobiondo Frank (NJ) 202-225-6572 (fax)(202) 225-3318
McHugh John (NY) 202-225-4611 Fax (202) 226-062
Reichart Dave (WA) 202-225-7761 Fax (202) 225-4282
Smith Chris (NJ) 202-225-3765 Fax 202-225-7768
DO NOT GIVE UP ON THIS. One, still some opportunity with these RINOs. Second, it has not passed the Senate.
I am all for the Big-Tent concept of the Republican Party. I believe that we cannot have the same commitment to conservative principles out of a Republican in Maine as we can from a Republican in South Carolina. I believe we need to win in Red, Blue, and swing states. I realize that Senators and Congressmen need to vote in a way that keeps their constituents happy. I get it.
But there has to be a line in the sand.
First it was 3 Republican senators who helped break a filibuster in the senate. They should have known the stimulus was a giant crap sandwich, but OK. Now it is 8 turncoat Republicans in the House, all from blue states.
There needs to be principles that Republicans should be unanimously in favor of. Lower taxes, smaller government, opposition to excessive government regulation, and strong national defense. Beyond that, I believe that conservatives should be more understanding of what it is like being a Republican in a blue state. But this should not change the core principles of being a Republican.
These 8 Republicans voted for what will likely be the largest tax increase in U.S. history. This tax will be hidden in our utility bills, and therefore will hit low and middle income families the most. And this is all in the name of "Climate Change," a theory that is by no means proven, and I consider unlikely at best. We all want clean and renewable sources of energy, but their supply and demand must be determined by the marketplace, not by bureaucrats in Washington. This will have the same economy-stagnating effect as the price controls of the Nixon and Carter presidencies.
I suggest calling these congressmen and letting them know we will punish them in 2010. But we must also get to work on our senators. I will have a list of senators who are on the fence on this issue.
This lunacy must be stopped.