Posts Tagged ‘John Boehner’

  • The Twisted Budget

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    I am amazed by the press coverage of President Obama’s budget speech at The George Washington University.

    Obama came across as disingenuous as he stumbled and stammered on issues that he appeared to know nothing about. The Daily Caller posted an article regarding the”Fourth Estate’ which alludes to the massive growth of government entitlements. We all know that Medicaid is broke and this is one of the reasons that many states are on the brink of bankruptcy. Obama wants to create a new set of entitlements for all of the uninsured, which I call “The Third Entitlement”.  By creating this third entitlement he wants to cut Medicare and vastly expand Obamacare.

    Obama’s knee-jerk reaction was to blame Rep. Paul Ryan for his well-thought out budget plan that would actually save Medicare, cut Medicaid programs and create block grants at the state level where they can be managed better.

    The bottom line is that the president does not have an understanding of Paul Ryan’s plan. Obama is concerned only about the expansion of government where Ryan is attempting to reign it in.  It is a much different scenario today for the Republicans after Obama’s major 2012 campaign speech yesterday — Speaker John Boehner and the Republican Leadership are saddled with the absolute theme of Obama’s Presidency: Obamacare, a new costly entitlement to expand Medicaid while robbing funds from Medicare and creating the third entitlement to cover the uninsured, illegal immigrants.  What an outrage!

  • Obama won’t stop until America is bankrupt

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    Obama was visibly absent and uninvolved during the budget negotiations between Speaker of the House John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid last week. Today he sauntered over to GWU with multiple agendas in his back pocket.

    First, Obama was going to university campus to deliver his rhetoric.  He has been showing up at a lot of College campuses lately.

    He is on his daily campaign stop for 2012 tore-energize  the youth vote that proved so important to his election in 2008. While  recent polls that show 69% of Americans feel the country is headed in the wrong direction, Obama has to counter the deal that almost had to shut down the Government last Friday.

    So Obama proposes that he wants to reduce the budget cuts and raise taxes. Just as there was a little light at the end of the tunnel he reverses the progress. He wants to reinstate Medicaid cuts and all of the social drains contained within Obamacare. He truly is taking us on the road to a financial meltdown. Stay tuned for the Republicans response…

  • The GOP Stood Firm on the Budget

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    As the terms of the Budget deal were tossed around last week, many things stood out. First, kudos to the Republicans who stood their ground and hit a home run. Speaker John Boehner was determined to get the budget through even if it meant shutting the government down. He was loyal to the constituents who voted in 87 house members in November demanding our inflated federal government stop spending money at the rate that it had been for the past two years.

    Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)

    President Obama was no where to be found all day Friday as Boehner and a weakened Harry Reid duked it out. It is important to note that the original Democratic budget plan included ZERO budget cuts. Harry Reid bowed to the Republican push and agreed to allow issues surrounding funding for Planned Parenthood and NPR voted on in the Senate. These programs may not get defunded, but we will get our elected officials on the record regarding these non-deserving drains on our budget and the American taxpayer’s wallet.

    While Obama, who’s now focused on 2012, wants to take credit for passing a budget and avoiding a shutdown, the kudos go to the Republicans and Speaker Boehner for driving these cuts home. There’s much more to do, but this is a solid start.

    Congressman Paul Ryan, Chairman of the House Budget Committee, is getting the attention he deserves as the only Member of Congress putting together realistic plans to cut federal spending. He is a problem solver and has the facts and numbers to back things up.

    Under his plan, Medicare will stay the same as it is now for those currently 55 and older. For those under the age of 55, Medicare and Social security will change, and for the better. You will still receive Medicare but it will be managed by private insurance companies to reduce the drain on government coffers.

    For Social Security, we may have the opportunity to direct some of your funds in investments just as you manage your portfolio. I believe that both Social Security and Medicare need to be privatized to allow free enterprise to market, sell and create the actuarial tables. This not only would draw out efficiencies via a capitalist model, but if managed correctly it could make money for our economy and not drain it. In my role as a Registered Nurse and owner/operator of a home health care company, I deal with Medicare provisions each and every day. The current Medicare model is broken. These changes are absolutely necessary.

    I believe that Paul Ryan’s plan, even though it may not make it through the Senate, will have a lasting impact on our economy, spending and certainly healthcare. It shows that the recklessness of Obama’s spending and Obamacare will bankrupt our nation and destroy our free market system. Paul Ryan and John Boehner have made great strides in seeing that this doesn’t happen.

  • A Nation at a Critical Crossroads

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    I attended the National Republican Congressional Committee Annual meeting and dinner. Here’s what happened.

    The day started with Congressmen Paul Ryan, Ed Royce and Scott Garrett and the topics centered around balancing the budget and limiting the size of the government. Ryan emphasized that we have reached the “tipping point of our government” where one quarter of our GDP is spent by Washington for growing government — unparalleled since WWII. Freddie and Fannie should be privatized. Property values have yet to bottom out and and will go ever lower because of micromanagement of the private sector by an over-inflated government. It was government control of sub prime mortgages through Freddie and Fannie that burst the housing market bubble he contends.

    Speaker of the House John Boehner and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor sent a powerful message that we are a nation at a critical crossroads. Every single American must continue the fight as the country is spiraling downward. Fortunately, the House has voted to repeal Obamacare, stop Cap and Trade in it’s tracks and end net neutrality, which would get government into the business of regulating the internet. The negative force of The Obama Administration is so strong and so pervasive that we must continuously speak up and fight back.

    Buzz-worthy Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey was the evening’s keynote speaker. He delivered a common sense approach to Government: Don’t run it as if you have money growing on trees, but rather return to fiscal conservatism. He  stated that he is not in politics for his own glory, but simply to do the job he was elected to do. Christie reminded everyone also that we have a big job ahead of us and we all had to be and continue being patriots and remind others to do the same — particularly for 2012. Our country, he reminded us, must have a free enterprise system, strong national defense and a to return to a strong economy.

    Christie said that the candidate for the presidency may be present at this dinner. I sincerely hope that he was talking about himself.

  • New Republican Majority Event: You’re Invited!

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    Representative Pete Sessions, Chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, asked me to forward this invitation to my readers.

    The New Republican Majority is holding a very special event on Wednesday, March 30 at the Historic National Building Museum in Washington, DC. The March Dinner will begin at 6pm.

    The Honorable Chris Christie, Governor of New Jersey, will be our keynote speaker.I encourage you to attend! For information and reservations, please call Speaker John Boehner‘s office at 1-877-218-7381. Space is very limited. Hope to see you there!

  • The Healthcare Law Must Be Repealed

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    The Republican Leadership takes charge in the US House of Representatives on January 1, 2011, and I’m buoyed by the line-up. Speaker John Boehner and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor along with Representatives Paul Ryan and Kevin McCarthy all are on the same page when it comes to supporting a full repeal of ObamaCare.

    Repeal is a noble move, and a politically savvy one. Come January, Americans will be greeted with a host of new taxes and uncertainty. The Healthcare reform alone contains a host of new taxes that will roll out over the next three years. We will also quickly discover what’s to become of the Bush tax cuts. We will find out what the real implications are for businesses and individuals in an already sagging economy with nearly 10% unemployment. And what will become of budget proposals presented by the Fiscal Commission led by Erskine Bowles and former Senator Alan Simpson?
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