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The Phantom Pivot: Still No Plan for Private Sector Job Creation in Dems’ Latest “Jobs” Bill

March 22, 2010

Democrats have decided to celebrate the passage of their job-killing health care bill by bringing forth another so-called “jobs” bill introduced by Ways & Means Committee Chairman Sander Levin (D-MI) that will do almost nothing to create jobs.  The legislation is a perfect microcosm of the disastrous Democratic economic agenda that has delivered America nothing but three million more unemployed Americans and another $2 trillion in debt.  The bill brings out all the Democratic favorites: more taxes, more spending, and more government. Read More

Governors Slam Democrats’ Government Takeover of Health Care

March 21, 2010

Yesterday Washington Democrats “made history” by imposing a job-killing government takeover of health care on the American people - against their will.  Their health care bill will raise taxes, cut Medicare, impose unfunded mandates on the states and, for the first time in more than 30 years, allow public funding of abortions.   The American people didn’t want this bill &ndas Read More

The Hangover: Fallout From Health Care Vote Already Plaguing House Dems

March 21, 2010

House Democrats are already beginning to bear the fallout from President Obama and Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) reckless crusade to force a massive government takeover of health care through Congress without the support of the American people. Read More

Boehner Statement on Prime Minister Netanyahu's Visit to Washington

March 21, 2010

            House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement on Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s visit to Washington, D.C. in advance of his meeting with congressional leaders tomorrow: Read More

FACT CHECK: Gov’t Takeover of Health Care “Remains Starkly Unpopular”

March 21, 2010

  Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY): "Today we answered the clarion call from the American people..." Rep. George Miller (D-CA): "I suggest all of my colleagues should stand with the American families in this country." GOP Leader Response: The American people strongly oppose Washington Democrats' massive government takeover of health care. Read More