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Democrats' Health Bill Could Handicap Small Businesses (Boehner Op-Ed on CNN.com)

July 30, 2009

Before I was elected to Congress, I ran a small plastics packaging business in Cincinnati, Ohio, providing products and services, creating jobs and meeting payroll.Thanks to the 1974 Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), which shields employers who offer benefits to their employees from being pummeled by laws that vary from state to state, I was also able to offer health care and pension benefits to my employees.   Read More

Pelosi's Tax Measure Would Kill Jobs, Raise Utility Prices (Boehner Op-Ed in The Hill)

July 21, 2009

All year long, Democrats have made promises about job creation. They promised unemployment would not rise above 8 percent if Congress passed the trillion-dollar “stimulus.” It now stands at 9.5 percent nationally — and 15 states already face double-digit unemployment. In the wake of Congress’s record spending binge, the American people are asking, “Where are the jobs?” Read More

Dems' Health Plan Will Increase Costs for Families, Small Businesses (Boehner Op-ed on Yahoo News)

July 19, 2009

Middle-class families are struggling every day with rising costs of housing, food, transportation, and taxes.  But for many, rising costs of health care are the most devastating of all.  That’s why Americans’ top priority during the ongoing health care debate is a plan that will reduce costs.  Unfortunately, the government takeover of health care offered by the Washington Democrats will not reduce costs; instead, it will dramatically increase costs – for your family, America’s small businesses, and all taxpayers.  Read More

Reform Health Care Without Government Takeover (Boehner/Camp Op-Ed in Detroit News)

July 13, 2009

When President Barack Obama arrives in Michigan today, he'll continue our national dialogue on giving Americans better access to affordable health care. The question is how we get there. Read More

Spending Taxpayer Dollars with Reckless Abandon Does Not Create More Jobs (Boehner Op-Ed in Cleveland Plain Dealer)

July 02, 2009

Last Friday, in an hour-long speech on the House floor prior to a vote on Speaker Nancy Pelosi's “cap-and-trade” national energy tax, I used my privileges as minority leader to outline just how dangerous this bureaucratic nightmare would be for our economy. The American people needed to hear the truth. This bill will raise their taxes and punish hardworking, middle-class families with higher gasoline, electricity and food costs. Read More