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Daniels touches on other items Thursday

Thursday, February 11, 2010

On Thursday, Gov. Mitch Daniels stopped in Brazil prior to making a visit to Terre Haute.

He spent the majority of the meeting discussing the state's unemployment rate and cuts to education funding.

However, he also discussed other items, including:

* Cap and trade

"I think it's dead," Daniels said. "My point is, I don't know if there is man-made global warming. But if we're going to impose all those taxes, somebody better carry the burden of truth.

"It's a very big threat to Indiana, but the proof hasn't been delivered."

* Toyota

Daniels said there have been "hundreds" of recalls in recent years, but none of them were treated like the one Toyota recently went through.

Daniels, along with other governors in the Midwest, recently sent a letter to the United States Congressional Committee, which is now investigating the situation.

Daniels said he and the other governors wanted the government to treat Toyota "equally" to other automobile companies.

Daniels said the recent auto bailouts concerned he and other governors regarding how the federal government would react to this situation.

"It's bugging us that the government got into the car business," he said. "You can't have the team owner be the referee. It just makes you wonder if something else is going on."

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