CONSERVATIVE CONGRESSMAN RIPS INTO “SC SMALL BUSINESS CHAMBER”
If you run a political entity with an agenda that’s the precise opposite of what your name would suggest, then you might want to steer clear of U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney.
He doesn’t suffer oxymorons gladly …
Last summer this fiscal conservative rock star had his way with a marble-mouthed left wing hack from the “Main Street Alliance” - a curiously christened group that was supporting the infamous Dodd-Frank “Wall Street reform” act. During this gentleman’s testimony, Mulvaney exposed his group’s true political leanings as well as its association with the “S.C. Small Business Chamber of Commerce” – an oxymoronic outfit that this website has repeatedly unmasked as nothing but a front group for the Palmetto State’s liberal trial lawyer lobby.
This week, Mulvaney was presented with an opportunity to go after this so-called “chamber” when Democratic lawmakers invited its chairman, Frank Knapp, to testify before the U.S. House Small Business Committee. Why did they invite Knapp? To offer his thoughts on additional funding for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – which is currently pursuing a host of costly, overbearing regulations that will result in millions of lost jobs and higher energy costs for consumers and small businesses.
Knapp, of course, loves the idea of giving the EPA more money … just like he loved Dodd-Frank, Barack Obama’s “stimulus,” and “Obamacare.”
Anyway, here’s the video …
Obviously that’s a testy exchange … with Knapp accusing Mulvaney of intimidating his liberal buddy, and Mulvaney frequently reminding Knapp “we’re not on your radio show.”
But the larger point is this: If you claim to represent a certain constituency (i.e. “Main Street” or “South Carolina Small Businesses”), then you should actually represent that constituency, not a group of special interests or the insatiable federal bureaucracy.
We applaud Mulvaney for pinning this cancerous worm to the table and dissecting its true ideological innards.