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Boehner on the Dems’ Costly “Cash for Caulkers” Program: “Count Me Out”

May 06, 2010

Citing the debt that Washington Democrats continue to pile on our kids and grandkids, House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) delivered the following remarks on the House floor today opposing the costly “Cash for Caulkers” weatherization program. Read More

Sugar High: Census Temps Don't Help Families, Small Businesses Asking 'Where Are The Jobs?'

May 05, 2010

Analysts are expecting job gains from tomorrow’s April employment report, but as was the case last month, much of that could come from the taxpayer-funded temps being hired to help conduct the 2010 Census.  This is work that lasts “on average, about 19 hours per week for six weeks,”  but it counts on the government’s employment report just as much as a full-time job.  In fact, the director of the Census put out a note this week to his “ Read More

Smoking Gun: Frank Memo Exposes Dem Campaign To Protect Financial Crisis Culprits

May 05, 2010

Just hours before one of the government mortgage companies responsible for triggering the financial meltdown reported that it will need another taxpayer bailout, one of its chief enablers on Capitol Hill, House Financial Services Chairman Barney Frank (D-MA), issued a memo urging the Obama Administration to circle the wagons. Read More

Boehner to FCC: Keep the Government’s Hands Off the Internet

May 05, 2010

            Calling it a “government takeover of the Internet,” House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) blasted the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) new plan to impose job-killing “net neutrality” regulations that will undermine our economy and the success of Internet-related American employers.  Boehner released the following statement: Read More

Boehner: “Luck Is Not An Effective Strategy for Fighting Terrorism”

May 05, 2010

Follow @GOPLeader on Twitter for updates            At his weekly press briefing, House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) addressed the attempted terrorist attack in New York City and reiterated his concern that the Obama Administration lacks a real, comprehensive plan to confront and defeat the terrorist threat: Read More

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