It’s been an interesting day doing a bit of digging on Michigan’s Rep. Thaddeus McCotter with some wild swings of opinion about the congressman, and a pathetic statement of what is happening in Washington and the need to clean house.

The American Spectator had a great piece up today about McCotter’s views on everything from Reagan, our current wars, and the protests in Iran.  Take the time to read the entire piece.

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McCOTTER’S VISION EXTENDS FAR BEYOND his congressional district, however. He methodically walks through a five-point summary of the fundamental principles he says should guide the Republican Party: “Our liberty is from God not the government; our sovereignty rests in our souls not the soil; our security is through strength not surrender; our prosperity is from the private sector not the public sector; and our truths are self-evident, not relative.”

He has a similarly comprehensive view of the challenges facing the nation. “In their time, the Greatest Generation surmounted four transformational challenges: the social, economic, and political upheavals of industrialization; a global war against evil enemies; the Soviet Union’s strategic threat and rival model of governance; and whether the self-evident truths our nation is based on applied to everyone without regard to race,” McCotter says, without once saying “um” or pausing to collect his thoughts. “In our time, we must face and transcend four transformational challenges: the social, economic, and political upheavals of globalization; a global war against evil enemies; Communist China’s strategic threat and rival model of governance; whether we remain a nation based on self-evident truths or moral relativism.”

I was shocked when I found out that McCotter is the congressman behind the HAPPY Act that would give Americans a $3,500 tax credit for their domestic pets.  Yep, totally shocked until I found this video stating that it is a way to get more money back in the pockets of Americans and out of the hands of government (1:50).  Sad and pathetic that our elected leaders have to resort to such tax breaks to run around a federal government and IRS hell bent on massive wealth redistribution that will reduce everyone to a state of poverty.  Somewhat interesting that the tax credit is approximately what increased costs in health care premiums are slated to be.

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