McCotter Decries “Hunter-Gatherer” Economy In Cap And Tax

MI Rep McCotter’s floor speech on Cap and Tax


“Today we consider a bill that claims that government can control the weather by raising your taxes, taking your job and dictating your life.  In my state of Michigan, with a 15% unemployment rate, we know we cannot afford this cap and tax bill.  Others, however, disagree.

“Make no mistake.  President Obama pronounced: ‘This is a jobs bill.’  He is correct—this bill will destroy jobs.  But then again, this comes from an administration that claims its trillion-dollar stimulus bill would stop unemployment from going over 8%.

“The argument for this bill is nuts on its face.  Government cannot design our economy and prosperity; it can only engineer our decline in poverty.  But such feelings explain why this job-killing cap and tax bill is a fundamental shift from a manufacturing economy to an old, green economy called hunting and gathering.

“Passing this abominable energy tax on working families in a recession shows this job-killing, budget-busting government doesn’t understand how much real Americans are hurting for work.  This is the hubris of big government:  the delusion that our families’ economic future rests in the manicured hands of Congress rather than in the hard-working hands of the American people.  I disagree and I urge the rejection of this bill.”

Rumor flying around DC as of 1:30 is that Waxman-Markey is being pulled…

My continuing coverage of Cap and Tax, here.

21 thoughts on “McCotter Decries “Hunter-Gatherer” Economy In Cap And Tax

  1. I want this guy to be President! Today! He’s brilliant about policy, and he has a wicked dry sense of humor.

    Love. This. Man.


  2. This is exactly the sort of legislators we need to hear from and support. Thank you for finding this inspiring soundbite.

    As for me, I am not giving one more dime to the RNC, but will try to give it directly (meager though it may be) to folks like McCotter.


  3. I don’t my part calling, writing, making phone calls to stop this disaster I call Knee-Cap and Tax.

    And the RNC got my letter this week, along two completed recent “surveys” they sent me asking for more money.

    Basically I told them that I would not be contributing UNTIL they get their act together… and I offered some suggestions.

    My hope is that they will wise up. Like many of our conservative news personalities and writers I don’t think a third party is a good idea. The Republican Party is OUR party and we want it back.


  4. Correction in my first sentence.. “I DID my part calling…”

    Sheesh! I need a break. I’m losin’ it, just sayin’


  5. I’m not a huge fan of Boehner but he is absolutely destroying the donks right now. The stuff that’s in the manager’s amendment is surreal.


  6. Hi Deb!

    Bono Mack (CA) (202) 225-5330
    Castle (DE) (202) 225-4165
    Kirk (IL) (202) 225-4385
    Lance (NJ) (202) 225-5361
    LoBiondo (NJ) (202) 225-6572
    McHugh (NY) (202) 225-4611
    Reichert (WA) (202) 225-7761
    Smith (NJ) (202) 225-3765


  7. Yes, I rented a place outside Bocas Town until the place I want to rent on Isla Colon is ready, so I can wait until my place is ready!

    Waiting is the Panamanian past time, but I can’t complain. The President is a CONSERVATIVE and likes business!


  8. Pingback: Wonk Room » ‘Caveman’ McCotter: ‘Only A Left-Wing Group Would Come Up With 1.7 Million New Jobs’

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