In case you are not fortunate enough to receive Patrick McHenry’s spam, Patrick McHenry recently sent out a flyer listing his “bold new vision for a stronger America with more opportunities for us.”
So what is our “hard working” Congressman proposing?
My plan is simple:
Stop making the problem worse by issuing an immediate cease-and-desist order on new taxes and regulation.
Restore investor confidence in our economic future by confronting our deficit.
Reduce the price of doing business in America by increasing our energy supply and lowering business taxes.
Evaluate our foreign trade agreements to make sure that they are fair.
And strengthen the retraining programs across North Carolina’s community college system so that those who want to work our prepared to.
Sound good? Let’s look at the details (or lack thereof).
Immediate cease and desist order on new taxes and regulation. Ironic, considering McHenry just proposed a bill seeking to create another government committee that involves hiring more federal employees and spending more money, which requires more taxes. And, of course, McHenry has yet to draft or co-sponsor a single bill to do anything close to helping our debt. McHenry has done nothing about the debt in his five years as Congressman, and even now, when the people in his district are starving, he’s not going to do anything.
Restore confidence by confronting the debt. Of course, this means nothing. McHenry has done little but sit around as the district has gone down the tubes, and even accepted a $4,700 pay raise, lied about it to try to pretend he voted against it, and then ignored his district when it got incredibly angry about it. He’s doing nothing but taking more money from the government’s pockets.
Increasing energy supply and lowering business taxes. Naturally, McHenry gives no details or proposed legislation. Would he consider drilling off of the NC coast, wind turbines in the mountains or on the coast? He’ll never say – and remember, he’s had five years in Congress to do something about this and he has yet to even give us an idea. Even when given the opportunity to protect us from wild fluctuations in gas prices, McHenry, as usual, voted to support his campaign contributors, not his constituents.
Evaluate foreign trade agreements. Of course, we have no idea what McHenry thinks “fair” is. Remember, this is the man who thought it was “fair” to cheat and have a staffer commit voter fraud to win an election. And, like the above, he has no examples of what he wants to do- just empty words.
Strengthening community college retraining programs. In Western NC, one of the biggest problems is the lack of jobs. Educating the unemployed is commendable, but even an advanced degree does not create a job where one did not exist before. Throwing tax dollars at schools hoping they make jobs is stupid. Remember, the biggest factor in the economic collapse has been the greed in the financial markets and the lack of oversight of the banking and housing markets by McHenry’s congressional committees. With his experience and “power” in Congress, McHenry has done virtually nothing to justify his service to the 10th District, nor to do anything to create jobs within the district.
What does this flyer teach us? Patrick McHenry is only interesting in telling his district vague lies, because Patrick McHenry only interested in his own welfare—not his constituents.