In this week’s Speaker Alert, we look at the latest delays to the president’s health care law (and the need to give the same relief to all Americans); updates on the IRS and Benghazi investigations; and new bills to cut red tape and help our economy grow.
FAIRNESS FOR ALL AMERICANS
President Obama gave big businesses another break from his health care law last week while leaving everyone else on the hook for its costly mandates and taxes. “Where’s the fairness in that?” asks Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) in the weekly Republican address. Watch her here:
- “Another setback”: Here’s a look at some of the ObamaCare delays that protect big businesses while letting hardworking families struggle.
- “It’s only fair”: If the president’s health care law is too complex and costly for big businesses to figure out, Speaker Boehner says, “American families deserve a break from it as well.” [LIKE our Facebook graphic]
- #FairnessForAll: Rep. Capito says it’s time for the Senate to pass and the president to sign the bipartisan bill delaying the individual mandate too.
- Rate shock: The president said he’d “bring down health care costs by $2,500 for the typical family.” Instead, his health care law is pushing costs higher.
- Full-time jobs disappearing under ObamaCare: Reports say the president’s health care law is making full-time jobs harder to come by.
- “Wonderful for America?” There’s bipartisan opposition to ObamaCare, but some Democrats in Washington see rising costs, small businesses that can’t hire, and the coming train wreck -- and think it’s “working” and “wonderful.”
NOTHING ‘PHONY’ ABOUT THE IRS, BENGHAZI SCANDALS
- Three months into the IRS scandal: Here’s a look at what we’ve learned.
- Key questions on Benghazi remain: GOP lawmakers continue to seek the truth about the attacks and the Obama administration’s response.
- Nothing ‘phony’ about these scandals, Mr. President: “We will continue to fight to get the truth,” said Speaker Boehner. “No matter how badly the Administration wants to sweep these issues under the carpet.”
GROWING OUR ECONOMY & PROTECTING JOBS
- REINing in red tape: The U.S. House passed a bill requiring an up-or-down vote on any major new regulation with an economic cost of $100 million or more, and another bill subjecting regulators to common-sense oversight.
- Stopping a federal takeover of energy regulations: A new bill stops a federal plan to undermine affordable energy needed by manufacturers.
- Long-term, market-based student loan reform: The president signed student loan reforms that were “almost identical” to a bill that first passed the House in May as part of Republicans’ Plan for Economic Growth and Jobs.
- Meanwhile, your White House at work: A struggling economy, an IRS abusing its power, dormant pipelines, a law that’s a playground for con-artists …
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