Friday, July 17, 2009

Cap and Trade: A Post from Bungalow Bill

We're finding out more and more what earmarks were garnered in the Wacky-Marxist bill known as cap and trade. Bungalow Bill has done an excellent job here. It complements my earmark posts very well.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Moderates in Congress Were Paid Off With Campaign Contributions For Cap And Trade Support: Steve Driehaus and Other Democrats Sell America Out for $2,000

The Politico reports liberal Democrats in the House of Representatives bought the votes of moderates the night before the cap and trade vote. Tens of thousands of dollars were obviously used to pay off moderate Democrats who were initially opposed to cap and trade legislation according to the Federal Election Commission.

From the Politico:

Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-SC) doled out $28,000 to reps who eventually voted yes on June 24, two days before the big vote -- on a day when House leaders were doing some heavy-duty arm-twisting.

Clyburn recipients who voted for the bill included a who's-who of battleground district Dems: Steve Driehaus, D-OH ($2,000); Martin Heinrich, D-NM ($2,000); Suzanne Kosmas, D-Fla. ($4,000); Betsy Markey, D-Colo. ($2,000); Carol Shea-Porter, D-NH ($2,000), Baron Hill, D-Ind. ($2,000); Alan Grayson, D-Fla. ($2,000); Leonard Boswell, D-Iowa ($2,000); Jim Himes, D-Conn. ($2,000); Mary Jo Kilroy, D-OH ($2,000); Kurt Schrader, D-Ore. ($2,000); Jerry McNerney, D-Calif. ($2,000) and Tom Perriello, D-Va. ($2,000).

On the other hand, Clyburn also gave at least $14,000 to Democrats who voted no despite his pressure: Mike Arcuri, D-NY ($2,000); Marion Berry, D-Ark. ($2,000); Bobby Bright, D-Ala. ($2,000); Chris Carney, D-Penn. ($2,000); Chet Edwards (D-Tx.), Travis Childers , D-Miss. ($2,000); Parker Griffith, D-Ala. ($2,000) and Harry Mitchell, D-NM ($2,000).

The same pattern held true for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who gave $4,000 to yes-voting Ohio Democrat Zack Space and the same amount to no-voting Chris Carney.

House Energy and Commerce Henry Waxman gave at least $16,000 to yes-voters on June, 25, FEC records show.

A Waxman campaign spokesman said the payouts were part of the usual "end-of-quarter activity."

Well, there’s proof moderates stand for absolutely nothing and will sell out their own country for just a few thousand dollars. Remember when more American factories move overseas causing more job losses thanks to cap and trade that people like Mary Jo Kilroy sold these Americans out for $2,000. This is criminal!

Remember all of these names at election time!!!


WomanHonorThyself said...

naming names is crucial ..thanks and have an awesome weekend my friend!:)

blackandgoldfan said...

Thanks, Angel! Those of us in the blogosphere need to do the work of the MSM because Heaven knows THEY won't!

Great weekend back @ ya! ;)

Amusing Bunni said...

Your work and Bungalow Bill's post above are great exposes. It is criminal, taking bribes, they even arrest aldermen in Chicago for doing that. These scums would sell out their own mothers for $20. What a sad day for America.

blackandgoldfan said...

Bunni: They'd even have their mothers shipped COD. Have a great weekend!

RightKlik said...

Every single one of those crooks should be defeated in the next election.

blackandgoldfan said...

RK: Come election time, I'm going to email this list to all of my contacts.

Good to see you again!