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Leading Economists Analyze the December Jobs Report

January 07, 2010

This morning, the Department of Labor released a report showing that the U.S. economy lost 85,000 jobs in the month of December while the unemployment rate remained at 10 percent. All told, roughly three million Americans have lost their jobs since Washington Democrats passed a trillion-dollar ‘stimulus’ that they promised would create jobs immediately and would keep the unemployment rate from rising above eight percent. Read More

“Bring in the Cameras”: Editorial Boards Coast-to-Coast Demand Dems Honor President Obama’s “C-SPAN Pledge”

January 07, 2010

Out-of-touch Washington Democrats continue to ignore President Obama’s promise to broadcast health care reform negotiations on C-SPAN, going so far as to laugh it off.  Something as critical as a government takeover of health care, with its Medicare cuts and tax hikes, shouldn’t be slapped together in a shady backroom deal, especially one built on kickbacks, payoffs, and sweetheart deals.  In November, Re Read More

Backlash: Dems’ Gov’t Takeover Of Health Care Faces Growing Bipartisan Opposition From The States

January 06, 2010

Governors, state officials and legislators in both parties are growing increasingly troubled by the burdens and costs they will incur under Washington Democrats’ government takeover of health care.  Yesterday, Oklahoma’s Democratic attorney general asked fe Read More

Boehner: New “Marriage Penalty” One Consequence of Democrats’ Shady Deals on Health Care

January 06, 2010

            House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement today based on news reports that the Democrats’ health care bill includes a new “marriage penalty” that will cost married couples more than $2,000 a year in higher health insurance costs:  Read More

Boehner: President Obama Must Take Steps to Show America Has Not Reverted to a Pre-9/11 Mentality

January 06, 2010

            House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement today after President Obama released a report on the mistakes that led to the attempted bombing of Northwest Flight 253 on Christmas Day:  Read More