Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Tiahrt wants the new Republican whip job. Says he’ll take a new direction. Part II

Tiahrt supports trashing science standards:

November 14, 2005
Tiahrt has thrown his support to those monkeys on the Kansas State School Board who can’t tell the difference between science and mythology. “Mainstream science?” Tiahrt said. No mainstream scientist is proposing ID in the schools. Tiahrt knows as much about science as he does about politics. The only thing he really knows about is campaign financing loopholes. He’s made himself rich off that office while pandering the Christian fundamentalist right. He always says things that will please his fundamentalist kook supporters.

Wants to keep working people poor:

November 02, 2005
More than $150,000 a year for Tiahrt and he still opposes raising the minimum.

Is anti-environmental:

May 13, 2005

Kansas Rep. Todd Tiahrt newest rider to a federal energy bill is a classic “bait and switch” game with the voters. (The Wichita Eagle, April 22, 2005) It’s a bonanza for the oil companies, a disaster for what’s left of our pristine arctic environment and a real snow job on the voters. His measure allows drilling in the Arctic wildlife refuges. Tiahrt already has a 0% approval rating from nearly every environmental group. His contempt for nature is more than obvious. There’s also a provision to protect the oil companies from being suited if they contaminate the gas they sell. Tiahrt will obviously come home to his constituents to brag that he is helping lower gas prices at the pump.

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