Down With Upton

Erick already touched on this earlier, but it is worth repeating. Fred Upton is exactly the type of Republican we should be working to unseat.

  • He was one of only 38 House Republicans to support the Democrats’ Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 that removed millions of acres of federal lands from oil and gas leasing, thus driving up energy costs for consumers.
  • He was one of only 20 Republicans to vote against an amendment that would have reduced the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2010 funding to 2008 levels.
  • He teamed up with Democrat Jane Harman to pass an invasive energy bill which mandates that only politically-favored “environmentally-friendly” light bulbs be used. Yes, he thinks the Constitution gives him the power to tell you which light bulb you can use.
  • Here is an exhaustive list of his votes dating back to 2003/2004.

He is entirely out of step with the Tea Party, with the GOP, and with America. There are many others who are much more qualified for this position – guys who don’t want to ban the incandescent light bulb.

Sign the petition here to tell the GOP that putting this guy at the head of the Energy and Commerce Committee would be a disaster.


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