Sunday, August 09, 2009

Miller's Double-Crossing

It was predictable that Northwest Florida congressman Jeff Miller (R-Chumukla) would double-cross his own constituents by voting against the consumer-friendly Cash-for-Clunkers auto rebate program. Twice. The first time, when it was created. The second time when it became so popular Congress had to extend it.

He's the one who thinks small businessmen "should go away."

The cash-for-clunkers program works, so of course Miller opposes it. It's good for the environment, good for the auto industry, saves jobs, stimulates the economy, and helps the average guy and gal on the street.

Nothing there for Miller.

By contrast, our incumbent congressman loves the disastrous F-22 "stealth" fighter plane. He still wants to restore $4 billion in additional funding for this disastrous, corporate-friendly pork barrel project, even though the Defense Department doesn't want it, the plane typically flies only 1.7 hours before "critically failing", and it's exposed to the enemy whenever it rains.

If Jeff Miller had designed the automobile stimulus program, average citizens would be forking over their cash to arms merchants and towing home nothing but clunkers.

4 comments:

panicbean said...

I will make an effort to pre-empt the but..but...Pelosi wants to spend millions of dollars on her own new jet airplane with this important news flash.

http://www.cjr.org/the_audit/journal_misleads_congress_jets.php from the Columbia Journalism Review,

"The House Appropriations Committee says the new purchases are designed to replace seven aging and more expensive business jets. The net impact is one additional plane owned by the federal government and a substantial increase in its passenger capacity."

Also,

"So it’s adding one plane, not eight, as the WSJ subhed implies. Changes the tenor of the story, no? Now it’s not quite such a juicy, Drudge-worthy, top of A1 piece.

And let’s zero in on the first sentence of that paragraph: “the new purchases are designed to replace seven aging and more expensive business jets.”

Debunked, as usual. The article is very good, and worth checking out.

panicbean said...

Oh, and Jeff Miller is a piece of work, he truly is. I wish I had saved the email exchange I had with him regarding health care from a couple of years ago.

He is a firm believer in pulling oneself up by your own bootstraps, even if you don't have any.

Yet he takes thousands of dollars in farm subsidies and enjoys the best health care benefits that the tax payers can pay for.

What a tool. I so wish we could get someone to run against him, and win. Instead the local folks keep on voting him back into office, against their own self interests.

victor said...

I really wish I had saved the email exchange I had with him regarding health care from a couple of years ag..
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Anonymous said...

crushing cars instead of upcycling/recycling. Not enviornmentaly friendly.

Get them off the road sure, but mandate that they go to a landfill. Ridiculous.