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November 20, 2008

GOP congressman claims 'It's not your money'

Topics: Political News and commentaries
Rep. Joe Knollenberg, R-Mich., seeking a $25 billion bailout of the U.S. auto industry, made a stunning statement to Fox News anchor Neil Cavuto yesterday about taxpayer funds to benefit Detroit, claiming, "It is not your money."

Via World Net Daily:
Cavuto asked Knollenberg: "When the housing industry CEOs come to you and say, 'You know, [if] we go under and all the ancillary businesses - the dishwasher manufacturers, the washer-and-dryer manufacturers, the Lowe's and the Home Depots that vastly depend on our being alive and vibrant - if we go under, there's hell to pay. And then the textile manufacturer comes to you and says, 'If we go down, there's hell to pay.' And on and on and on we go. Where do you draw the line with our money?"

"It is not your money," said Knollenberg.

Cavuto screamed back, "It is! It is taxpayers money!"
Given Knollenberg's attitude about "our" money, little wonder he was just defeated this month by Democrat Gary Peters, who will be the first Democrat to hold that district since 1893. However, Congress is filled with others, who just like Knollenberg, believe our money is their's to dole out as they please in their frivolous pursuit of greed and power.

Posted by Hyscience at November 20, 2008 1:16 PM

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