NRCC - ICYMI: Green Parrots: Hodes, Shea-Porter

“When speaking about the bill, Hodes and Shea-Porter simply parrot party talking points. They claim it will create thousands of ‘green jobs’ and help the economy. But they can't know that because the bill was so huge that neither of them could possibly have read it all before voting for it. They also ignore the fact that the bill will, in President Obama's own words, cause energy bills to ‘necessarily skyrocket,’ which will harm the economy and cost thousands of jobs.”

 

“....Suckers are just what Hodes and Shea-Porter have been. Had they been looking out for New Hampshire, they would have voted ‘no.’”

 

Green Parrots: Hodes, Shea-Porter

July 14, 2009

New Hampshire Union Leader

 

When Paul Hodes and Carol Shea-Porter ran for Congress, both said they would be independent voices for New Hampshire, not party hacks. In office, they've been mostly party hacks (although Hodes showed some independence on ethics votes). Their support for the awful cap-and-trade bill is a great example.

 

When speaking about the bill, Hodes and Shea-Porter simply parrot party talking points. They claim it will create thousands of "green jobs" and help the economy. But they can't know that because the bill was so huge that neither of them could possibly have read it all before voting for it. They also ignore the fact that the bill will, in President Obama's own words, cause energy bills to "necessarily skyrocket," which will harm the economy and cost thousands of jobs.

 

Other Democrats are smartly skeptical of the cap-and-trade supporters' grandiose claims. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, told Politico, "I have close to a 16-year, 100 percent environmental record. I want to support this bill, but it's got to protect manufacturing. Because if we don't, it's worse for global warming." He's right. It doesn't help the planet to send manufacturing jobs to countries with lax emissions standards.

 

Sen. Claire McKaskill, D-Mo., said last week, "We've got to be very careful with what we do with this legislation. We need to be a leader in the world, but we don't want to be a sucker."

 

Suckers are just what Hodes and Shea-Porter have been. Had they been looking out for New Hampshire, they would have voted "no."

 

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