The Syracuse Post-Standard reports that in the Weekly Republican Address, Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle (R-NY) talks about how “the economy’s addition of only 80,000 new jobs adds to the urgency for repealing Obama’s health care law.”  Rep. Buerkle, a former nurse and health care attorney, cites local examples to show how ObamaCare is driving up costs and making it harder for small businesses to hire new workers.  ABC News Radio notes that “the House is expected to vote next week on a full repeal of Obama's health care law as part of Republicans' push to remove government barriers to job creation in the private sector.”

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“ECONOMY’S ADDITION OF ONLY 80,000 NEW JOBS ADDS TO THE URGENCY FOR REPEALING OBAMA’S HEALTH CARE LAW”: “In her first address to a national audience, U.S. Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle today criticized President Obama’s handling of the economy and his landmark health care law.  ‘He's doubling down on policies that are holding us back and making things worse, starting with his health care law,which is driving up costs and making it harder for small businesses to hireworkers,’ Buerkle said in her address. … Referring to a weaker-than-expected June jobs report issued by the Labor Department on Friday, Buerkle said in the speech that the economy’s addition of only 80,000 new jobs adds to the urgency for repealing Obama’s health care law.” (Syracuse Post-Standard, “U.S. Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle to President Obama: You’re making things worse,” 7/7/12)

“SAID THE PRESIDENT’S HEALTH CARE LAW WILL CONTINUE TO HOLD BACK OUR ECONOMY”: “…Republican Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle urged her congressional colleagues to do more in aid of the struggling economy - including repeal of Obama's health reform law. … Buerkle, from New York, said the president's health care law will continue to hold back the economy. … ‘This health care law just flies in the face of what America is supposed to be, and repealing it would revitalize our economy and the values upon which our country was founded,’ Buerkle said in her address.” (CNN, 7/7/12)

“SAID THE HEALTHCARE LAW HAD INCREASED COSTS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES”: “Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle, R-N.Y., said the healthcare law ‘fosters a climate of uncertainty and instability throughout our economy’ and called for its repeal. … The congresswoman said the healthcare law had increased costs for small businesses and made it more difficult for them tohire workers.” (UPI, “Buerkle calls for repeal of healthcare law,” 7/7/12)

“SAYS THE URGENCY FOR A FULL REPEAL OF PRESIDENT OBAMA’S HEALTH CARE LAW IS GROWING”: “On the day after the release of June's disappointing jobs data, New York's Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle says the urgency for a full repeal of President Obama's health care law is growing. … With unemployment stuck at 8.2 percent, Buerkle says the U.S. can't afford the Affordable Care Act, which she says is ‘driving up costs and making it harder for small businesses to hire workers.’  The New York congresswoman, who has worked as a nurse and a health care attorney … says the health care law ‘carries an astronomical price tag and a mess of regulations, taxes and fees [which] fosters a climate of uncertainty and instability’ for the economy. … The House is expected to vote next week on a full repeal of Obama's health care law as part of Republicans' push to remove government barriers to job creation in the private sector.” (ABC News Radio, 7/7/12)

“SAID THE PRESIDENT’S POLICIES ARE MAKING CONDITIONS IN THE COUNTRY WORSE”: “The Republican address Saturday focused on the Obama administration's health care law that was upheld by the Supreme Court last week.  Representative Ann Marie Buerkle of New York, citing the president's health care plan, said the president's policies are making conditions in the country worse.” (VOA News, 7/7/12)

“SAID OBAMA’S POLICIES ARE ‘MAKING THINGS WORSE, STARTING WITH HIS HEALTH CARE LAW’”: “In the Republican address, Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle of New York said Obama's policies are ‘making things worse, starting with his health care law.’  She said the Supreme Court's upholding of the law adds urgency to repealing the health care overhaul.” (Associated Press, 7/7/12)

“HEWED TO WHAT THE PRESIDENT HAS NOT DONE, NAMELY BRING UNEMPLOYMENT BELOW EIGHT PERCENT” AS PROMISED: “…Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle (R-N.Y.), delivering the GOP response, hewed to what the president has not done, namely bring unemployment below the 8 percent his administration stressed would be the result of the 2009 stimulus package.  ‘Just look at yesterday’s jobs report, the latest in a string of bad news about the economy,’ Buerkle said. ‘Unemployment is stuck at 8.2 percent – higher than it was when President Obama took office, and much higher than his administration promised it would be with the ‘stimulus’ in effect.” (POLITICO, 7/7/12)

“POINTED TO FRIDAY’S JUNE JOBS REPORT, WHICH SHOWED UNEMPLOYMENT STAYED AT 8.2 PERCENT”: “In the address, Buerkle criticized President Barack Obama's economic policies and said he is ‘doubling down’ on those policies, which are preventing the economy from improving.  She pointed to Friday's June jobs report, which showed unemployment stayed at 8.2 percent for the second straight month.  ‘The American people know what has to be done -- get Washington out of the way, empower individuals and small businesses, let them flourish -- but the president still refuses to change course,’ she said. … Throughout the address, Buerkle tied central New York into her message.  At the start, she mentioned growing up in Auburn and working as an attorney and nurse in Syracuse. When making the case for repealing the health care law, she said a small business owner told herthat his health care costs will increase between 15 to 19 percent. She alsoreferred to a local manufacturer who said the health care law is the 'worst... speed bump that we've come across in at least a generation.'” (Auburn Citizen, 7/7/12)