Stabenow, long on rhetoric, short on knowledge
The Livingston Daily has an article today that glitters with the bubble-headed thought processes of Debbie Ann Stabenow, the junior Senator from Michigan.
In “Stabenow Touts Accomplishments,” the Daily tries to help Stabenow by posting exactly what she says and gives no room for questioning and fact-checking. In fact, to say that she is touting her accomplishments is ridiculous as well, because she doesn’t have any, she simply thinks stuff, and figures everything will work out because gee golly, it just should.
“I am committed to helping support efforts to come back — entrepreneurs, if they’re putting their capital and risk on the line to create new businesses and jobs, and farmers putting their livelihood on the line fighting the weather, and working folks who just want to make sure that they can have a good life for their family and that we’ll have a middle class,” Stabenow said Friday in a meeting at Daily Press & Argus offices.
I am committed to helping support efforts to come back… Hmm. She supports helping support efforts to come back? From where? Was there some effort that went away, but now she wants to support someone or something to help support a long-lost effort? Whew…words are hard to put together aren’t they?
Um, do we not have a middle class now? If Stabenow is suggesting that the middle class is no more, look at who has been in charge. Not only that, but if she really wanted to help entrepreneurs, she’d back off Obamacare, and lower taxes. I ask the Livingston Daily, is this supposed to be touting something? If so, the title might better be, “Stabenow touts ignorance of how to help regular Americans.” Just a thought.
She said the federal government will have an ongoing role in job creation in the coming years, and she has supported an advanced manufacturing tax cut and job training grants.
She said the government’s indirect role in job creation often comes in the form of manufacturing research funding and efforts to make education affordable.
Allow me to decode this. She is for green energy, and despite the 36 failed companies that she and Obama funded, she’s going to go ahead and do more of the same. “Advanced manufacturing” means solar and wind, and “manufacturing research” is in green entities. Hell, it’s worked so well, so far, right?
“I support tax policy that rewards American innovation and American manufacturing. I think we’ve got to do away with incentives to send jobs overseas,” Stabenow said.
No she does not. A tax policy that would do that is lowering corporate tax rates which are the highest in the world. She will never support that, and therefore, she doesn’t support helping support efforts to reward American manufacturing. (Hey, I think I’m getting the hang of this DebbieSpeak.)
Stabenow said the Senate Agriculture Committee, which she chairs, was the only congressional panel to approve deficit-reduction measures. Her proposed farm bill calls for $23 billion in deficit reduction through the elimination of agriculture programs and subsidies her committee determined to be outdated.
If she were right about the Ag committee being the only panel to approve deficit-reduction, you would think she would understand why Americans are so ticked off right now. But alas, she is wrong. The following is from Brian Darling of the Heritage Foundation.
The CBO is required to use base its analysis on current—severely bloated—federal spending assumptions. Not only that, but Stabenow’s cuts are offset by a new “shallow loss” program that could easily end up costing more than the proposed “cuts” save. As Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) observes, Stabenow’s bill actually constitutes a massive increase in spending over the 2008 Farm Bill.
“The 2008 Farm Bill was estimated to spend $604.1 billion over 10 years, as calculated by the Congressional Budget Office,” DeMint notes. “The 2012 Farm Bill is estimated to spend $969.2 billion over the next 10 years. That’s a whopping 60 percent increase!”
Gotta love that Jim DeMint.
Stabenow criticized Hoekstra for not calling for an end to oil subsidies during his nearly 20 years in the U.S. House. She recently called for an end to industry subsidies — also at a gas station appearance.
Tsk tsk, Miss Debbie, the negativity here seems a bit away from what you said earlier, you said you would run a positive campaign. I noted at the time that you never did say you would run an honest one.
Case in point, the “oil subsidies” she speaks of are for smaller oil companies, not “Big Oil” and are to recover losses when they do not find oil. In fact, Debbie, it’s a lot like what you say the farmers need when there is a bad year. The money paid to small oil companies are just like the farm bill, oh wait, no, not really, because the farm bill is 80% welfare checks.
And here, feast your eyes upon this, Debbie Ann Stabenow wants us to use biofuels and garbage to get away from foreign oil, causing massive taxation because she and Obama subsidize failure.
Stabenow said the use of biofuels from byproducts of wood, switchgrass and garbage, for example, can easily be expanded and used to curb energy costs and reduce the country’s dependence on foreign oil.
How in the world this idiot stays in such a powerful position, I will never know.
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