On July 16th, candidates in Michigan’s 11th Congressional District primary race met for a candidates forum, hosted by the League of Women Voters. During that forum, candidates were asked how they would solve our nation’s infrastructure problems.
When Republican David Trott, Michigan’s notorious “Foreclosure King”, answered, he made a shocking statement. At a time when education is one of America’s most important issues, Trott said we need to shut down the Department of Education and the Department of Energy, as well:
What we need to do is take money from some other parts of the federal government and redirect it to America’s infrastructure because it’s in bad shape. I’ve been doing a lot of talking with voters and they want specifics. Well, here’s some specifics on where the money could come from: We need to … shut down the Department of Education and the Department of Energy.
This is a guy running for one of top positions in the country and his answer to solving our infrastructure problem is to shut down two of the most important departments in the federal government.
I suppose when you have amassed as much wealth as he has by exploiting the misery of others, you can be this cavalier about supporting education in America. Trott’s history in unethical foreclosure activities gets a great deal of attention. However, extremist positions like this are just as relevant as voters in the 11th Congressional District decide which candidate should represent them in Congress.
For the record, Trott’s Democratic opponent Bobby McKenzie does NOT endorse shutting down the Department of Education and the Department of Energy. He knows that these federal agencies play a critical role in our country’s future. Learn more about Bobby McKenzie at his website BobbyForMichigan.com and read my interview with him HERE.