Pete Hoekstra who voted for NAFTA and CAFTA faced a tough crowd in Spring Lake Monday night. His excuse that Congress needed to do something to save our jobs and retirement funds did not meet with much approval.
Hoekstra faces tough crowd as bailout discontent surfaces in debate
by Myron Kukla | The Grand Rapids Press
Tuesday October 07, 2008, 9:16 AM
SPRING LAKE -- The bailout of Wall Street, the faltering U.S. economy and ballooning federal deficit were on the minds of Ottawa County voters at Monday's 2nd Congressional District candidates debate.
And if applause for answers on those issues was any indication, the residents of Main Street are not happy with Congress committing $700 billion, and possibly more, to pay for the mistakes of banks and financial companies.
With 16 years in office, U.S. Rep. Peter Hoekstra, R-Holland, likely faced one of his toughest audiences, with few of his answers drawing the applause that even the third-party candidates received. Full Story.
You should read the comments to this article. It sounds like Dan Johnson and Ron Graeser were the big hits of this debate. Well for once the Press got it right. I know because I was there. Pete Hoekstra had only a few fellow Republican candidates there who applauded to his answers. Johnson and Graeser really weren’t debating each other but rather agreeing with each other. It was strange to see these two seated at the far ends of the table with Hoekstra (R) and Fred Johnson (D) in the center. They were flanked by to very strong Ron Paul type candidates both talking about Constitutional Limitations on Federal Government.
Pete Hoekstra also has snubbed his nose, along with the rest of the United States Congress, at the 83,444 people who signed Petitions for Redress of Grievances on 7 very important issues. One of them regarding the Federal Reserve Private Bank.
The Petition for Redress Regarding the private FEDERAL RESERVE
The Petition for Redress Regarding the WAR POWERS CLAUSES/IRAQ
The Petition for Redress Regarding the "USA PATRIOT ACT" abuses
The Petition for Redress Regarding unlawful GUN CONTROL LAWS
The Petition For Redress Regarding the NORTH AMERICAN UNION
The Petition for Redress Regarding ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION
The Petition for Redress Regarding the FEDERAL INCOME TAX fraud
It looks like this year, we may finally get the change in Washington DC that Main Street so badly wants and needs.
I know that I’m going to make my vote count this year, how about you?