Peters the Puppet showed his independence. Oakland Congressman Gary Peters didn’t need a ride on Air Force One like Ohio’s Dennis Kucinich. He definitely didn’t need a “Cornhusker Kickback,’ which Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson received. He admitted he didn’t approve of that bribe. He just needed his strings being pulled by House Speaker Pelosi. Democrats are resourceful enough to know who needs bribing and who needs controlling.
The Oakland Press wrote in their opinion page back in January that Peters was an independent congressman. Since he took office last year, he has voted with Democrats nearly 95% of the time. He voted for the original health care bill and for cap and trade legislation, some independent. Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman is an independent. Lieberman is technically an independent who caucuses with Democrats. He campaigned for Republican John McCain and has been a proponent of voucher schools. Unlike other Democrats like Pelosi and Obama who are in the hip pockets of teachers unions but send their children to private schools.
Pelosi’s puppet strings aren’t even close to representing Oakland County. Peters should have enough gumption to know that. Oakland County businesses certainly won’t approve of being fined $2,000 per employee if they don’t provide health care insurance for their employees. Or see capital gains increase by as much 50% on their savings. They definitely don’t believe the preliminary scoring of the Congressional Budget Office’s estimate of $940 trillion.
Does anybody in their right might mind think a government entitlement program is going to reduce our national debt like Democrats are claiming? Oakland County residents don’t believe it. Peters the Puppet doesn’t believe it either. Pelosi won’t let him say anything.
At Peters’ town hall meeting last summer, he stacked the audience with union members and filtered questions only he wanted to answer. Come November, he legally won’t be able to stuff the ballot box. Here’s one question for him. What will he do as a former congressman?