Backstabbing Double Agents

Today’s Message: @LawmakerXYZ STOP HR4134, the #BigTobacco bailout hidden in the highway bill. It’s a #smallbiz jobs killer http://bit.ly/NewTax

Marsha Blackburn

U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, “Being in Congress is SO fun! Oops, am I hiding something for Big Tobacco?”

Doublespeak. Double standards. Double agent.

Please meet U.S. House Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee). Yes, it IS the same person in both the photo above and the photo below. She used to be an “image consultant” telling people how to, um… improve their image. No doubt she coached people how to wear their hair, how to exude confidence with makeup, and how to infuse sexy mystery into their persona. Honestly, it’s all pretty much smoke and mirrors to me, and she eventually pulled the ultimate magic trick landing in Congress, riding in as the RARE and EXOTIC breed “Republican woman.” She has since been joined by a bunch of other strong Republican women, so her rarity index has dropped considerably. But that’s okay, because now she’s happy taking taxpayer dollars to fly around the world and occasionally take part in a sellout to Big Tobacco.

It’s all about image. Image! Can’t you see me running for Lamar’s seat when he’s done?

Good morning and happy Tuesday, June 5, 2012! Nothing lights my fuse more than someone who says one thing, but does another. Take U.S. Rep Marsha Blackburn. She’s a Dancing with the Stars contestant star supporter of H.R.4134, the Big Tobacco bailout written by Big Tobacco and introduced in the House of Representatives by her colleague U.S. Rep Diane Black (R-Tennessee). Ms. Marsha Blackburn was up in New York City yesterday raising campaign money and shopping for some new suits, and to make it all “official” so taxpayers would have to PAY for the trip, she scheduled a few media interviews including one with FOX News Channel’s Bill Hemmer. The topic? Jobs, of course!

Here is the transcript of the interview. I summarized Bill’s questions; Blackburn’s quotes are exact and accurate.

Hemmer: “What would Republicans DO about the economy?”

Blackburn: “It’s simple. It’s an equation. It’s less regulation plus less litigation plus less taxation equals more innovation and job creation.”

Hemmer: “That’s cute word usage. You’re rapping like Snoop Dogg. So, what’s wrong with the economy?”

Blackburn: “We’re so over regulated.”

Hemmer: “Interesting take. Never heard that before. What’s your plan?”

Blackburn: “What we need to do is get government out of the way, get its hands off of your wallet and let job creators do their work.”

Hemmer: “I see. Government bad. Jobs good. But Democrats say you’re rooting for economic failure…”

Blackburn: “We’re rooting for America to succeed, and we know the best way to do that is to get government out of the way and let the private sector do what the private sector has always done and that is to create jobs.”

Hemmer: “What in the world can Congress do?”

Blackburn: “Let’s start rolling back regulation.”

Hemmer: “What are you doing to achieve this?”

Blackburn: “What we are doing is trying to get out of the way of the private sector and that’s what we’re going to keep doing.”

So in SIX answers, Blackburn calls SIX TIMES for less government regulation. BUT she SAYS one thing, and DOES another.

On April 24, 2012, Rep. Marsha Blackburn signed on as cosponsor/supporter of H.R.4134, the Big Tobacco bailout scheme that uses Federal taxes and regulations in an attempt to CRUSH more than 1,000 small businesses in the U.S.

Here is the official summary of the bill, H.R.4134: “Amends the Internal Revenue Code to include within the definition of “manufacturer of tobacco products,” for excise tax purposes, any person who for commercial purposes makes available for consumer use a machine capable of producing tobacco products.”

Along with the additional excise taxes, HEAPS of new and different regulations would apply to a retailer “reclassified” as a manufacturer.

IPSO FACTO (Latin for “by the fact itself”): U.S. Rep Marsha Blackburn is a double agent! She says “reduce regulations,” then she signs onto bills increasing regulation!

Pardon my language, but that just sucks. Again, this is the reason only 14 out of 100 people think Congress is good.

Who wants this Big Tobacco bailout legislation? Big Tobacco does, of course. And we know that because in just TWENTY DAYS this year, Big Tobacco companies spent more than THREE MILLION DOLLARS to fill Congress with lobbyists urging lawmakers to quietly approve H.R.4134.

So, Ms. Blackburn, for being a double agent and selling out small Mom & Pop tobacco shops for Big Tobacco’s benefit, we sentence you to spend more time with yourself without staff and without a mirror. Your words plus your support for HR4134 equal pathetic.

“I’m an image consultant by trade. Is it bad for me to look too happy in Congress?”

OUR MISSION: In addition to talking with your local members of Congress and others who can influence the process, PLEASE take a moment to express your appreciation to Ms. Blackburn for stomping on our freedom to roll our own smokes, and for increasing regulation solely for the benefit of a Big Tobacco bailout. Here’s her Twitter/Facebook credentials:

Twitter: @MarshaBlackburn

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/marshablackburn

Thank you warriors! I’ll see you online.

– GR

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One thought on “Backstabbing Double Agents

  1. Zary says:

    The people that are saving important dollars by using RYO machines need the money
    for the most basic of needs. The extra $25.00 per week is being spend to feed , cloth and educate real families. The people that have (BIG TOBACCO) attached this to the Highway
    Bill should be ashamed! It is shocking that a few giant companies are permitted to run the
    legislative process in our country. Nicotine addiction has been the revenue model of these companies for over 100 years. Now that someone has found a way to meet that need in a far less expensive way they are throwing big money to keep themselves in the Black!
    The purpose of tobacco Tax is NOT to insure the continued rich profit margin of public companies. A new model should be developed that pays tax but does not line the insides of the wealthiest pockets in the country. A compromise Tax at the state and Federal
    level could save hard working families from spending too much of their income on an addictive product. The small businesses owners and their customers deserve better!

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