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Payback For Biting the Hand That Feeds You

Michelle Malkin has posted an analysis by one of her readers, MINER51. He took the time to break down the House members who voted Aye for the Cap and Trade bill by coal producing state, and he put it in a spreadsheet. I took the time to list from largest to smallest the coal producing states who had House members voting Aye on this bill.

16 Top coal producing states with House members voting Aye on Cap & Trade bill

Kentucky
Pennsylvania
Texas
Colorado
Indiana
Illinois
Virginia
New Mexico
Ohio
Arizona
Mississippi
Tennessee
Maryland
Kansas
Missouri
Arkansas

62 Top targets from these top coal producing states

John Yarmuth
Ben Chandler
Allyson Schwartz
Michael Doyle
Paul Kanjorski
Patrick Murphy
John Murtha
Henry Cuellar
Lloyd Doggett
Charles Gonzales
Al Green
Gene Green
Ruben Hinojosa
Sheila Jackson-Lee
Eddie Bernice Johnson
Silvestre Reyes
Diana DeGette
Betsy Markey
Ed Perlmutter
Jared Polis
Baron Hill
Andre Carson
Melissa Bean
Debbie Halvorson
Phil Hare
Mark Kirk
Daniel Lipinski
Janice Schakowsky
Rick Boucher
Gerald Connolly
Jim Moran
Tom Perriello
Bobby Scott
Martin Heinrich
Ray Lujan
Harry Teague
John Boccieri
Steve Driehaus
Marcia Fudge
Marcy Kaptur
Mary Jo Kilroy
Tim Ryan
Zack Space
Betty Sutton
Gabrielle Giffords
Raul Grijalva
Ed Pastor
Bennie Thompson
Steve Cohen
Jim Cooper
Bart Gordon
Donna Edwards
Steny Hoyer
Frank Kratovil
Dutch Ruppersberger
Chris Van Hollen
Dennis Moore
Russ Carnahan
Lacy Clay
Emanuel Cleaver
Ike Skelton
Vic Snyder
Now on moral grounds alone I can understand the argument all 211 Ds and 8 Rs that voted Aye for this bill should be defeated, but I am not making a moral argument. I am talking about House members whose votes take money out of their constituents’ pocketbooks by destroying the coal industry in their State that provides jobs and income. This kind of vote is like biting the hand that feeds you. I hope that payback is in order.

Cross-posted at The Minority Report

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