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    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

    Raise the curtain.

    Upton's Duck and Weave

    By jenkuz, Section News
    Posted on Tue Nov 16, 2010 at 07:49:21 AM EST
    Tags: environmentalism, Fred Upton, Global Warming, government regulation, green energy, Michigan, Politics, science (all tags)


    After being flogged by conservatives across the board on the banning of the incandescent light bulb, Congressman Fred Upton changes the subject.

    He posted an article on Right Michigan, saying, in part,

    The American people are fed up and demand that we tackle government spending and the federal budget deficit immediately. The days of the administration printing more money as a solution to meet budget shortfalls are now over.

    The American people, including many Michiganders are clearly fed up with the overreach of government as well.  Banning the incandescent light bulb was just the sort of thing that flipped the switch in most people's minds.  

    In his article, he admits that work on budgetary concerns are not the sole job of the Energy and Commerce Committee, he suggests a repeal of unspent stimulus dollars nationwide.

    Good thing the $19 Million in stimulus that Whirlpool got has been spent.

    The rest of his article is really masculine, using the words cut, cut, cut and chainsaw, which is really good.  Where was all this "manning up" when the green lobby told him that the world would end if we don't ban the incandescent light bulb, and force our society to have no choices in how they light their home?

    Now, I agree with Congressman Upton that "sunshine is the best disinfectant."

    From RedState:


    Here is the rest of his sorry voting record:


        * Voted YES for TARP
        * Voted YES on the auto bailout
        * Voted YES on Cash for Clunkers


        * Voted NO on 7 of the last 9 RSC Budgets
        * Voted YES on the Farm Bill
        * Voted YES on the 2005 Highway Bill
        * Voted NO to cap farm subsidies
        * Voted YES four times to extend unemployment benefits
        * Voted NO to end milk subsidies
        * Voted NO to cut sugar subsidies
        * Voted NO to cut NEA spending
        * Voted NO to cut AMTRAK spending
        * Voted YES to increase funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting
        * Got a 53% on the Club's 2009 RePORK Card
        * Got a 42% on the Club's 2007 RePORK Card


        * Voted YES on Patriot Tax - a surtax on high income earners


        * Voted YES for Sarbanes-Oxley
        * Voted YES to increase the minimum wage
        * Voted YES on energy bill with new CAFÉ standards and tax hikes
        * Voted NO to waive Davis-Bacon
        * Voted YES to criminalize "price-gouging"


        * Voted YES to force 527s to disclose their donors
        * Voted YES on McCain-Feingold
        * Voted YES on the 527 Reform Act


        * Voted YES for SCHIP


        * Voted NO to privatize postal service for 20 communities
        * Voted 7 of 9 times to increase congressional pay


        * Voted YES on No Child Left Behind

    I call on Fred Upton to introduce legislation to repeal his ban on the incandescent light bulb.  Then we can talk budgets and committees.

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    I'm still disappointed that ... (none / 0) (#1)
    by KG One on Tue Nov 16, 2010 at 08:24:00 AM EST
    ...he hasn't taken to time to address my constitutional authority question I asked following his post from yesterday.

    I hope that the good congressman doesn't feel that since the name of this site is "Right Michigan", that people will fawn over him like a group of low-grade morons just because he has a "-r" after this name?

    Damn! Now that is a record that... (none / 0) (#4)
    by LookingforReagan on Tue Nov 16, 2010 at 10:11:24 AM EST
    Any member of the Pelosi Parade of Marxists would have been proud to assemble. Now you see what I have to put up with. With this guy in office representing my interets in the District of Corruption I don't need a Commie Lib Progressive. I wonder if Fred might not be a cousin to the Lenin brothers. Hmmmm.
    Yes, hypocrisy is a terrible thing when it is brought to light.

    Spot On (none / 0) (#5)
    by grannynanny on Tue Nov 16, 2010 at 01:04:59 PM EST
    Jen!  And we need to keep the pressure on all of them. We will be silent no more and they WILL be held accountable!!!

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