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Kirk Copies Kerry: Voted for Tax Hike Even Though He Was Against It

Team America 29 June 2009 No Comment

I spent a good portion of the weekend alternatively wondering what Congressman Mark Kirk’s explanation was for his vote in favor of the Waxman Markey energy bill, commonly known as the ‘climate change’ bill (technically, the American Clean Energy and Security Act, or “ACES” as the acronym-builders would have it), and then reading the posts and comments of many, many upset Republicans on various blogs and newspaper websites. As we explained here last week, many view this bill as nothing more than an astonishingly large new tax on the American people, which will further add to the bloat of government, stifle the economy, and reduce our ability to compete with the likes of China and India (which have no such qualms about moving full speed ahead with their economic development, carbon emissions be damned).

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