Skip to comments.Republicans who helped pass "cap and trade" benefitted from environmental donations
Posted on 06/28/2009 10:27:22 PM PDT by US Navy Vet
House Republicans who received campaign donations from environmental groups helped make up the narrow margin of votes needed to send the Waxman-Markey cap and trade bill over to the U.S. Senate.
The legislation passed by a vote of just 219 to 212 on Friday with critical assistance from eight Republicans. They are: Mary Bono Mack (Calif.), Mike Castle (Del.), Mark Kirk (Ill.), Leonard Lance (N.J.), Frank LoBiondo (N.J.), John McHugh (N.Y.), Dave Reichert (Wash.), Chris Smith (N.J.). This support proved critical with 44 Democrats voting against the regulatory scheme.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...
Confounded lying backstabbing traitors!
And I thought that Chris Smith was a good guy. He was always big in the Pro-Life movement. I guess that he has went to the dark side.
And how much of the $$$ from these Enviro groups came from taxpayers’ tens of millions that have been funnelled through these groups for decades.
This was small potatoes.
It wasn’t this money that turned the tide.
The juice had to be much larger than this.
Gosh - they sell out cheap!! They sold their soul for such a measly few bucks!!!
Reichert voted against Terri Schiavo, also. I know someone (who is very liberal, but she is fair) but met him at work before his congressional career and knows someone who dealt with him a lot when he was on the GRK case... she said he is a complete mental lightweight.
It is up to us to get them exposed and voted out and sent packing in disgrace. They’re power-hungry, ego maniacs, IMO.
Those who are voting yes for this war on America are traitors! All of them!
They can still chnage their votes. Time to call, FAX and write these bastards.
I don't know if those who bribed them with their donations could be prosecuted but I sure think they should go to prison right along with the ones who they bought off. That bunch of traitors in DC are corrupt beyond belief. They have taken pay to benefit themselves while selling us down the river.
Every single one of these bastard traitors needs to hear from us. We need to let them know in no uncertain terms that if they do not change their votes, they WILL be defeated in 2010 and their asses will be thrown out of the office they have ABUSED. We cannot stand for this anymore.
I know what I’ll be doing all morning tomorrow.
Written by the President who instrumented the destruction of states rights. The “Us” began with “Him”. There is no president in history that I loathe more then Lincoln.
Loyal to donors, loyal to dems—vote’m out!!!!!!
The democrats loaded this bill: the same power plants taxes in a republican district get subsidies in a democrat district; the same plant getting fines (paying) in a republican district are getting exceptions in a democrat district.
Those demo's who didn't agree? See how much money they were denied, see how much credits and exclusions were handed to their companies.
Contemplating 21st Century Juice...
Let's see what's behind door number three, Congressperson! Why it's an upgrade to a suite in the bunker of your choice! Congratulations! Next month you'll be competing for a seat in the braand neeww Parliament!!! Tell us all about it, BO!
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