Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Payback For Biting the Hand That Feeds You

Michelle Malkin has posted an analysis by one of her readers, MINER51. He took the time to break down the House members who voted Aye for the Cap and Trade bill by coal producing state, and he put it in a spreadsheet. I took the time to list from largest to smallest the coal producing states who had House members voting Aye on this bill.

16 Top coal producing states with House members voting Aye on Cap & Trade bill








New Mexico









62 Top targets from these top coal producing states

John Yarmuth

Ben Chandler

Allyson Schwartz

Michael Doyle

Paul Kanjorski

Patrick Murphy

John Murtha

Henry Cuellar

Lloyd Doggett

Charles Gonzales

Al Green

Gene Green

Ruben Hinojosa

Sheila Jackson-Lee

Eddie Bernice Johnson

Silvestre Reyes

Diana DeGette

Betsy Markey

Ed Perlmutter

Jared Polis

Baron Hill

Andre Carson

Melissa Bean

Debbie Halvorson

Phil Hare

Mark Kirk

Daniel Lipinski

Janice Schakowsky

Rick Boucher

Gerald Connolly

Jim Moran

Tom Perriello

Bobby Scott

Martin Heinrich

Ray Lujan

Harry Teague

John Boccieri

Steve Driehaus

Marcia Fudge

Marcy Kaptur

Mary Jo Kilroy

Tim Ryan

Zack Space

Betty Sutton

Gabrielle Giffords

Raul Grijalva

Ed Pastor

Bennie Thompson

Steve Cohen

Jim Cooper

Bart Gordon

Donna Edwards

Steny Hoyer

Frank Kratovil

Dutch Ruppersberger

Chris Van Hollen

Dennis Moore

Russ Carnahan

Lacy Clay

Emanuel Cleaver

Ike Skelton

Vic Snyder

Now on moral grounds alone I can understand the argument all 211 Ds and 8 Rs that voted Aye for this bill should be defeated, but I am not making a moral argument. I am talking about House members whose votes take money out of their constituents' pocketbooks by destroying the coal industry in their State that provides jobs and income. This kind of vote is like biting the hand that feeds you. I hope that payback is in order.

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