McConnell Fighting for the American Taxpayer…Finally

December 11, 2008

Majority Leader Reid was counting on McConnell to garner support from the GOP Senators, but it seems McConnell will be of little help.  It seems he has turned his philosphy around on “subsidizing failure” and passing it on to taxpayers for years to come.  Without McConnel’s help and with some D-Senator against the Auto bailout, some think the vote will die.  The Filibuster might not even be necessary.

Via Hot Air / the whole letter is on MM:

A lot of struggling Americans are asking where their bailout is. They wonder why one business would get support over another. When it comes to the auto industry, many Republicans in Congress have asked these same questions.

There are many principled reasons to oppose this bill. But the simplest one is also the best: “a government big enough to give us everything we want is a government big enough to take everything we have.” This is as true for individuals as it is for business. It’s the primary principle on which American industry, including the auto industry, was built. And even in turbulent moments like this — perhaps especially at moments like this — it’s a principle well worth defending.

I do wish McConnell could find Dr. Brown to convert a Deloreon into a time machine and return to last October.  His vote on the $700 billion without even a discussion of alternatives was a huge mistake.  His mistake from last October is not  erased by todays showing of courage.  However, it is a step in the right direction.  We need to think things through before validating the Big Three’s misappropriation of money over the past 20 years.  Things need to change in Detroit before they even think about asking for a handout. 



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