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New Government Programs Created by Democrats’ Trillion-Dollar “Stimulus” Spending Package

January 26, 2009

Below you will find a list of new programs contained in House Democrats' "stimulus" spending bill: Stimulus New Programs Read More

A Better Solution than the Democrats’ So-Called “Stimulus” Plan

January 26, 2009

Americans are increasingly wary of the Democrats' "stimulus" plan.  In fact, according to a recent survey from Rasmussen Reports, "Fifty-nine percent (59%) of U.S. Read More

Boehner: President’s EPA Memorandum Could Place American Jobs in Further Jeopardy

January 25, 2009

House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) expressed disappointment with President Obama’s presidential memorandum ordering the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reconsider the denial of California’s request for a waiver permitting it to set stricter emission standards for greenhouse gases from motor vehicles.  Reversing the decision could open the door to states setting their own standards, forcing struggling American automakers – which recently received billions in taxpayer funds – to comply with potentially dozens of different and costly standards across Read More

Boehner on the Radio: House GOP Leader Urges President Obama to "Intervene" to Fix Economic Recovery Bill

January 25, 2009

During a national radio interview with talk show host Sean Hannity this afternoon, House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) underscored his concerns about the trillion dollar spending plan proposed by congressional Democrats.  House Republicans believe fast-acting tax relief – not slow-moving and wasteful government spending, which dominates the congressional Democrats’ bill – is the best way to help create jobs and fix the economy.  However, Democratic leaders have chosen to barrel ahead with their plans to vote on the massive spending bill later this week.&nbsp Read More

NBC Nightly News Highlights Republicans' Call for Economic Plan Focused on Protecting & Creating American Jobs

January 25, 2009

Nightly News highlighted Republicans’ concerns about how congressional Democrats have taken President Obama’s initial vision of an economic plan focused on immediate job creation and fast-acting tax relief and turned it into just another bloated, unfocused, wasteful Washington spending bill.  The bill authored by congressional Democrats is filled with billions in “dubious spending” – as the Washington Read More