Tim Griffin jumps off corporate welfare bill | Arkansas Blog

Friday, May 27, 2011

Tim Griffin jumps off corporate welfare bill

Posted By on Fri, May 27, 2011 at 6:54 AM

Funny story in Politico. U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin — friend of millionaires, enemy of Medicare and Medicaid — has decided it is just a bit TOO unseemly to be sponsoring billions of dollars in tax incentives to promote natural gas-fueled vehicles.

Politico said Griffin had "quietly" removed himself as a co-sponsor.

Griffin said in a statement to POLITICO that “H.R. 1380 is well intentioned in that it seeks to promote natural gas as a clean burning, abundant and American energy source.

“However, I am concerned that H.R. 1380 might be inconsistent with my goal of simplifying the tax code by lowering the overall tax rate and simultaneously ending industry specific incentives,” he added.

So why did he sign on as sponsor? Did he really think his rank hypocrisy would go unnoticed?

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