Since it is cold today, I thought I’d help you guys warm up the house for free, carbon neutral, by passing on some hot air from Rep. Rob Bishop.
In a press release I received today he said:
“In the past year, the federal government has taken control over our banks, cars and health care,” said Utah Republican Rob Bishop, chairman of the Western Caucus. “Now, they are seeking to gain control over every drop of water, from backyard puddles to the arid playas of the West.”
Rob is railing against a new proposal for federal oversight on waterways. I haven’t read it, and maybe Rob is correct that the federal government will want us to get a permit for every puddle, creek, stream and farm pond in the nation, but somehow I doubt it.
Why? Because his other allegations are hot air. Theu utilize the standard debating tactic used by everyone these days of taking something, spinning it out of control, taking the resulting mish-mash and projecting it into its worst case scenario. A stubbed to quickly becomes a major medical emergency, in this school of thinking.
So, federal bailout of GM and Chrysler that, yes, did result in stock ownership, suddenly becomes a federal takeover! Never mind the government isn’t controlling anything in those companies, and can’t. It’s not that kind of stock.
Federal bailout of banks? Ditto. And the banks are paying the money back, with interest. The federal government made billions on those deals. Is Rob opposed to that, too?
Health Care? For the umpteenth time: Health Care Reform is NOT FEDERAL HEALTH CARE. It is a widening of access to health care, all of which is run by private health care companies, paid for by private insurance companies. Sadly, the federal option was not included. Frankly I wish it had been. But it wasn’t, so Rob is full of hot air here, too.
And if he’s blowing these up with hot air, why should we believe him about water?
His criticism of auto bailouts is really funny, seeing as how the arguements for saving the car industry — jobs and critical infrastructure — are precisely the same arguements he is using to keep ATK Space Systems in business building government rocket motors.
Maybe that’s because GM and Chrysler don’t employe any people in Rob’s district?