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Because They Care About The People

Posted by Chris Liebenthal on July 9, 2010

One of the memes that the Republicans have been using is that the Democrats aren’t in touch with the people they are representing.

There is a glaring example from Michigan on how goofy that sentiment really is.

Congressman Pete Hoekstra (R-Mich.), who is also running for governor of his state, skipped out of a vote to extend unemployment benefits. This was an important vote for the people of Michigan, which has one of the highest rates of unemployment. Whether unemployment benefits are extended would affect 90,000 people.

So why did Hoekstra skip this important meeting? Why, to attend a country club fund raiser, of course.

To heighten the irony of it all, the slogan for the evening was “On the job for Michigan.”

Is it any wonder he is trailing in his primary.


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