Friday, December 05, 2008

Senator Toyota and Senator Nissan

The loudest voices against the auto loan: Senator Toyota (a/k/a Dick Shelby), and Senator Nissan (a/k/a Bob Corker) represent the some of the biggest recipients of Federal Pork Barrel spending in the United States. Since 1981 Michigan has sent nearly $200 Billion more in Federal Taxes to Washington D.C. than it gets back; during that time Alabama and Tennessee have won the federal tax lottery to the tune of $166 Billion and $96 Billion respectively. That's Federal Welfare for their states, and Michigan has been a big contributor to that payout. What have Alabama and Tennessee done with Michigan's tax contributions? They have subsidized the operations of foreign automakers (through tax incentives) giving them a competitive advantage over our home grown enterprises. These two Senators should be hiding in the corner worried that someone is going to pull the covers off of their duplicitous and hypocritical behavior. Then again, that type of behavior seems to be the norm in Washington D.C.

Senator Toyota and Senator Nissan

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