St. Louis bakery calls out cap and taxer Carnahan

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The owner of McArthur’s Bakery in St. Louis knows his bills will go through the roof as a result of the passage of the cap and trade bill.  Disappointed with his congressman’s (Russ Carnahan, D-Mo) vote to pass the legislation on Friday, he posted a scrolling message outside his bakery shop for all passersby to see (h/t gateway pundit.)  The message said:”Russ Carnahan voted to close us and other small business.”  Perhaps this action will spur other small business owners to do the same, and others will put a sign outside their store or place of business describing how the cap and trade bill is bad for business.

 

UPDATE 6/30/09 3:20 pm :A spokesman from Rep. Carnahan’s office has responded to McArthur’s Bakery and told the Washington Times,

“I think there’s been confusion about the issue generally, and I think the estimates that I have seen are the fact that small businesses much like McArthur’s probably experience a dollar more per day adding up to about $365 a year, which is a small price to pay when you consider it would give our country energy independence, which we have been working towards for some time now.”

 

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Kerry Picket

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Kerry Picket, a former Opinion Blogger/Editor of The Watercooler, was associate producer for the Media Research Center, a content producer for Robin Quivers of "The Howard Stern Show" on Sirius satellite radio and a production assistant and copy writer at MTV.

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