GOP, Republican-Fail — April 21, 2010 at 12:24 pm

Congressman Mike Rogers: “BE AFRAID!!!”


While the Obama administration, Congressional Dems and Organizing for America are working diligently to spread the good word about the recently-passed health insurance reform law, GOP Congressman Mike Rogers (MI-08) is working very hard to keep fear levels at “11”.

From the Tea Party Times Livingston County Daily Press & Argus we have this article: “Rogers warns of bad omens for small businesses“:

Rogers was the headline speaker at Tuesday’s Good Morning Livingston program at Cleary University’s Johnson Center in Genoa Township.

He told a packed room that the federal government’s reach into the health-care and banking industries will prove detrimental to small businesses.

Rogers said the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — which he voted against — is already hampering business growth because employers are nervous about new costs they may incur through the health-care overhaul.

Hmmmm…why would they be nervous, I wonder? Could it possibly be because guys like Rogers are running around telling people to be scared? Naahhhhh…

I mean: yup.

On one hand you have people like my Congressman, Mark Schauer, reaching out to seniors and business owners, letting them know the positive impacts the new law will have in store for them.

On the other you have Rogers racheting up the Fear-O-Meter based on nothing more than his own hatred of all things Obama/Democrat.

Here’s a funny bit:

Rogers, among other fiscal conservatives, continues to question how deficits can be cut when the health-care law involves expenditures.

“I don’t know how it works,” he said.

Really, Congressman? Is this one of those “Read the damn bill!” moments? Dude, it took me all of about 30 minutes with teh Googles to figure it out. I wrote an extensive blog about HERE, in fact.

So much easier to just SCARE people, though, right?

You ought to be ashamed of yourself, Congressman Rogers. What our country and our state and our seniors and our business owners need most right now is an injection of enthusiasm and optimism. That’s the starting point for any economic recovery. You Fear TourTM is just the opposite of what our leaders in Congress should be doing right now.

I only wish we had a stronger Democrat running against you in November.

I’m just sayin’…