Congressman Ted Poe Speaks out Against the "Auto Task Force"
by TexasGOPVote on June 23, 2009 at 11:04 AM
In a House floor speech last Thursday Congressman Ted Poe, 2nd-TX, condemned the Administration's tactics in their move to close hundreds of reputable auto dealers across the nation. The "Auto Task Force" pushed for the closing of nearly 800 Chrysler dealerships nationwide - a 1/4 of all Chrysler dealers. Included in the list of closures is family owned Archer Chrysler in the greater Houston area. Archer Chrysler has a yearly payroll of $9 million and generates a tax revenue of $6 million annually.
Congressman Poe raises the question "Now how does shutting down this business help anyone?" He goes on to express his thoughts on the Big Government siege on American business:
These auto task force bureaucrats need to be given the pink slip. This country is great for two reasons: personal Liberty and economic liberty. We did not become great because of government control over our lives and our businesses. Yet the oppression continues.
And that’s just the way it is.