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Representative Vicky Hartzler (r) sent out her weekly constituent e-mail. It opens with:

From: Representative Vicky Hartzler [….]

Date: Sat, Sep 1, 2012 [….]

Subject: View From the Capitol – Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler’s Newsletter for the Week of August 27-31, 2012

To: [….]

Labor Day heralds the end of the traditional summer driving season. And, many Missourians hitting the road for the last bit of summer fun….

That’s it for Labor Day.

The e-mail continues with previous boilerplate blaming President Obama for higher gas prices now than when he took office (debunked here) and blaming  “Senate liberals” for not helping republicans further coddle big oil. Who knew that Tom Harkin (D) had such power? She also throws in a gratuitous jab at the Environmental Protection Agency for good measure.

Why Labor Day is a holiday (since 1894):

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.


Those damn union thugs.