Skip to comments.GOP congressman: 'It is not your money'
Posted on 11/19/2008 6:17:04 PM PST by Desron13
Cavuto asked Knollenberg: "When the housing industry CEOs come to you and say, 'You know, [if] we go under and all the ancillary businesses the dishwasher manufacturers, the washer-and-dryer manufacturers, the Lowe's and the Home Depots that vastly depend on our being alive and vibrant if we go under, there's hell to pay. And then the textile manufacturer comes to you and says, 'If we go down, there's hell to pay.' And on and on and on we go. Where do you draw the line with our money?"
"It is not your money," said Knollenberg.
Cavuto screamed back, "It is! It is taxpayers money!"
Knollenberg claimed dealers are not selling cars right now because "there's no credit to get."
He explained, "If we could just remove that problem, and this is what we're trying to do, then we'd be in the position to sell cars."
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And the seat you're occupying won't be yours anymore in 2010, RINO!
He was defeated. Thank the Lord.
Yeah, it is pretty hard to believe, but this guy was from MI after all. Further, it appears that he was just replaced by a Democrat from a district the Republicans had held since forever. He has probably been a RHINO for years.
Since 2005, I have felt more and more like I was living in the twilight zone. The country at this stage bears little resemblence to the one I grew up in. The insanity gets worse every day. It could be this is just part of getting older, but I think its more than that.
Oh, I missed a good one today! Thanks for posting. The arrogance of that Rino is palpable, even through the article. Cavuto is not one to back down, he’s a smart man with a great show.
I'm contemplating taking steps to no longer pay taxes after watching this. Outrageous!!
700 billion is in play. Anyone and everyone has an obligation to get some.
Even the taxpayer.
Go get yours.
You really don’t think government or your fellow taxpayers care do you - look who they voted into office.
The only decent, thoughtful personality on Fox any more, IMO.
He may call himself a Republican but I have to say there are some really (I'll be nice here) bad ones. And I do have an ulcer that I'm sure has been brought on by all this so-called election.
I feel like I have been discriminated against and there is no one to fight for my rights.
If we stand true to our principles, eventually the country will come around.
At least, that worked for the Marxists. Look at Obama.
I personally said a few things to him that might endanger my posting privs if I repeat them here.
That's just an appetizer.
It's a lot more than that. It's NEA- and media-driven social decay.
It's the Marxists, destroying everything they touch, defiling what they cannot destroy, and defaming what they cannot defile. It's the Dresden School at work, through American channels of instruction and information, jamming us with a propagandistic death-message stream intended to derange, demoralize, disarm, and kill.
Neil Cavuto has a lot of sense, it’s refreshing to watch him fight the good fight. Too bad he seems to be the exception these days.
Knollenberg claimed dealers are not selling cars right now because “there’s no credit to get.”
I thought the latest give away of MY MONEY solved thsi problem.
You just need to give some more money. Come on, give it up.
I phoned both of his offices this morning. His Washington office hung up on me after they asked whether I lived in his district and I admitted that I didn’t. His Farmington Hills office was much more cordial and pretended to take my contact info.
Mark Levin says it’s not $700 billion... it’s $3.4 trillion. Why not? A trillion here, a trillion there, pretty soon...
The Rep was over-the-top and no longer representing those citizens who granted him his agency of being a member of the US House -- but -- he was honest. Honesty is important. Don't deny the fact of matter, it now is as he said it is.
Life is full of choices. The choice to be honest, at many eras and times in human history has meant pretty rough times. Especially in comparison to those who seem to have so much -- gained by force, and not fair market contract.
Fiat money, fit for a a culture of thievery -- yours is mine and mine is mine. And that is what the bailout is playing out to be.
Still, honesty is the only real gold. Stay honest, be honest. My only advice to give at times like this.
Good catch. Thanks for posting.
This jerk an like thinking have 2 go.
But new so called conservatives will be elected.
We need a term limit on conservatives, or they turn on us
Thought the veins in Cavuto’s neck were about to explode hearing that ridiculous statement. If he had any sense he’d regret appearing today but the man resides in cuckoo land.
I have never owned a credit card. In my opinion, they are one of the great scourges of the modern world. If you cant do with a debit card (and I'm starting to worry about those), you need to reduce your expenses. PERIOD!
Its ALWAYS BOOM TIME IN DC, and for all of their connected friends.
Have you been to DC lately?
There are buildings going up all over the place and people are walking around with smiles on their faces worry free.
The only sane career path at this point is to get on with somebody doing long term federal contracts and buy lots of gold.
These DC politicians truly are the enemy of the working man.
What if we all didn’t pay taxes for 1 year...what could they do? they can’t jail us all.
Neil is by far the best of FNC, next is Megn kelly on at 9-11am. they really grill dems on these issues, without the canned Hannity talking points. They really press them using facts and figures.
I don't think it would bother them much. They seem to be doing just fine spending money they don't have right now. I don't see how us not paying taxes would change anything.
There are some who would argue that it’s always better to have an R in a congressional seat than a D.
Personally, I think that wolves in sheep’s clothing (rinos) are much more dangerous than wolves who don’t hide the fact that they’re wolves (dems).
This revolting little nitwit is typical of the idiots we are electing to government at all levels these days. His tiny little mind just can't come to grips with the concept that the money is gone and there is no one left to borrow any more from. He has no understanding of how wealth is created and grown. As far as I can tell, he believes that the serfs of America are a never ending stream of money for his and his elitist cronies benefit. Now I have to stop posting on my own thread. If I don't stop thinking about this, I'll need dentures by morning.
Yep...since many of us won’t trade in and go into deeper debt they are demanding we still make a car payment whether we buy a car or not. What’s next? Insurance on no car?
I don’t mind that this Republican was defeated. Hopefully, the GOP can find someone much better to regain the district.
I wouldn't count on it. No - we have to reach them. Surrounded by this liberal MSM they won't just discover conservatism on their own. We need politicins who can speak and persuade. And we need evangelists not choir directors.
Cavuto screamed back, "It is! It is taxpayers money!"
That is a stretch. Cavuto did not scream. Can't recall that I've ever heard Cavuto scream in many years of watching.
No one in his right mind would finance a new car even if he can get credit out the rear, only to have it repo'd within a year when he loses his job, and then be responsible for the difference between what he owes and what some wholesaler bought it for.
What the Big 3 want is sales like they had before the mortgage crisis and gas crisis. Who doesn't? Not happening. Ever.
Too funny, I too feel this way. And then I think, thank God I won’t be around when this whole country goes to hell. But then my grandkids will be, so sad.
What credit card holders are you bailing out??
It is not his any more. He was defeated by a ‘Rat. The first ‘Rat to hold the seat since 1893. At least we got rid of a RINO.
Don’t bite my head off, but Sean Hannity fights too!
Did you hear that idiot on his show today trying to say it’s all conservatives’ fault because NPR and Air America et al
continue to FAILFAILFAIL and it’s just not fair! [insert big fat WAH!! here] So naturally the only fair thing to do is reinstate the Fairness Doctrine?!?
I truly felt like I was in the twilight zone listening to the exchange. SThe crazies really ARE running the asylum!!!
Ayn Rand, call your office.
Only to people with good credit so I guess in his world that means 'there's no credit to get' because banks don't want to lend money to deadbeats.
There it is in a nutshell CanadianMusherinMI. Good for you that you don't habitually use credit. I live a relatively simple life style myself but I like it that way and I am beholden to no man and am quite comfortable. As for the debit cards; I mainly worry about my every purchase being tracked and how that information could be used by the Marxist cretins in government. I think I'm going to go all cash in the near future.
Ever read the book the Graying of America?
It is more like 70 trillion.
Joseph "Joe" Knollenberg is a politician from the U.S. state of Michigan, representing Michigan's 9th congressional district located in Oakland County, a wealthy suburban county north of Detroit.
On September 29th, 2008, he voted against the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008.
There are definitely at least 60 seats the Dems hold than can be taken.
If they vote for too much of the Obama agenda, they’ll be vulnerable.
We have no use for liberal Republicans.
Big buisness, globalist, elites just dripping with arrogance.
Not that the Democrats are any better, they just keep touting mantras that appeal to the gimmiewannagottahave crowd.