Three more reasons to help me end GOP control of the House. And, seriously, I did NOT make these up!
1. Republicans want you to pay higher energy bills. Rep. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee passed an amendment this month in the House to stop planned energy-efficient standards for ceiling fans. She said:
“We’ve already seen the Federal Government stretch their regulatory tentacles into our homes and determine what kind of light bulbs we have to use. Now they’re coming after our ceiling fans. It is a sad state of affairs when even our ceiling fans aren’t safe from this administration.”
Of course, Blackburn failed to mention that she represents a large ceiling fan company!
2. Republicans want to put insurance companies back in charge of your health care. Speaker John Boehner actually spoke these words on national television this past Sunday:
"We should not be judged on how many new laws we create. We should be judged on how many laws we repeal."
Repeal means letting insurance companies kick people off their plans for getting too sick or charge higher premiums for pre-existing conditions, like having been pregnant! By Boehner’s own standards, he's losing. Despite voting 39 times to repeal Obamacare, it is still the law of the land. But don't think they're done trying to kill this critical consumer protection law.
3. Republicans want to feed themselves but deny vital food aid to the working poor. Politico covered a report I put out this week exposing this hypocrisy:
“Fourteen GOP lawmakers have received a total of $7.2 million in farm subsidies… but all voted for an amendment that would have decreased the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, according to a report Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.) is releasing Monday."
Higher energy bills? More power to insurance companies? Self-serving lawmakers?
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