Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Schwarz slams Walberg for backing Bush

Congressman Joe Schwarz jumped on an opportunity to slam his opponent for supporting President Bush's decision not to meet with the struggling Big Three automakers from Detroit.
During a taping of the public broadcasting television show "Off the Record" with Tim Skubick, GOP candidate Tim Walberg said it was correct for the White House to blow off auto executives.
Schwarz, R-Battle Creek, wasted no time to blast his opponent from Lenawee County's tiny town of Tipton.
"It's inconceivable that any candidate from Michigan would turn his or her back on the auto industry," Schwarz told the Battle Creek Enquirer. "...To suggest that we have no need for these conversations as the nation debates what to do about higher energy costs is sheer folly."
Walberg let his campaign manger Joe Wicks respond to Schwarz's remarks.
"It's time to end the talk," Wicks said. "Very little will be accomplished by a meeting. We need action. That means cutting taxes, eliminating bureaucracy and reducing government regulations on car manufacturers."

Click here to listen to Tim Walberg on WKAR's "Off The Record"

In other campaign news......
Schwarz and his staff did little traveling during his first year in congress. Lawmakers have been under scrutiny in light of the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal, Gannett News Service reported Tuesday.

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

A little? Looks like one trip to me.

3:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When is it the federal government job to create jobs for the states? Granholm, the Big 3, and the Unions are the problems that the auto industry are enduring. Apparently, for the last few years they have all closed their eyes to the news. I drive Fords, I worked for Ford. I have remained loyal to Ford. What does Ford do for their loyal customers??? Totally blow them off with crappy vehicles and crappy service. They don't care if you have waranty issues, they just don't care. Currently, I am not in looking for a new car, I have 2 04 models and 2 summer vehicles. I will look to the other company vehicles when the time comes. For Motor Company has lost a loyal buyer and they don't care. If they don't, why should I? Bush is corect it is their problem to figure out, not the governments.

11:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if Walberg and Schwarz were really friends when they were in the legislature? I can't picture Mr. Schwarz and Mr. Walberg having anything to do with one another...

4:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes... come to think of it, Walberg is the only one I have ever heard call them old friends.

11:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Schwarz is a Statesman. He got along with everyone Lansing on both sides of the aisle. He could disagree with someone and still have a beer with them after session.

10:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Schwarz is a Statesman. He got along with everyone Lansing on both sides of the aisle. He could disagree with someone and still have a beer with them after session.

10:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Schwarz is a Statesman. He got along with everyone Lansing on both sides of the aisle. He could disagree with someone and still have a beer with them after session.

10:54 PM  

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