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Cap and Cajole?

June 27, 2009


The rotten, lousy, stinking’ Waxman-Markey national energy tax bill passed in the House yesterday by a vote of 219-212.  That should come as no surprise since Democrats enjoy a huge majority.  But the bill coulda/shoulda been defeated, because there were more than enough Democrats voting against it that all Republicans had to do was stick together.

Alas, eight Republicans sold out their party and their country and voted with the Democrats. Without those eight GOP votes, the bill would have been DEFEATED by a vote of 211-220.  Yes, once again Republicans refused to blow an opportunity to blow an opportunity.

The eight Republican sell-outs were: Mary Bono Mack (Calif.), Mike Castle (Del.), Mark Steven Kirk (Ill.), Leonard Lance (NJ), Frank LoBiondo (NJ), John McHugh (NY), Dave Reichert (Washington), Chris Smith (NJ).

from Chuck Muth

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