I was humbled and honored to give the Republican rebuttal last night after President Obama’s State of the Union address. Republicans have a bold vision – one that empowers the American people and doesn’t limit where you finish because of where you started.
Like you, I believe we shouldn’t spend more than we have. Republicans continue to prioritize important programs while cutting wasteful spending. Meanwhile, Obama and the Democrats continue to recklessly spend, raking in record levels of debt and deficits, and saddling you with $54,383 in debt. As a mom to three small children, I know how tough life has been for families in the Obama Economy. Our Republican policies aim to make life easier for you and your family. It shouldn’t be a struggle to put food on the table, gas in the car and money in savings.
Under Obama, gas prices have risen to $3.38 per gallon and the average family’s health insurance premiums have increased by $3,671. It’s not fair — and it’s not what Obama promised you. It’s unfair — and it’s frightening to think about what else is in store.
Last night, President Obama declared this year a year of action and has committed any and all means necessary to ram through his liberal agenda – including circumventing Congress. We need a strong Republican majority in Congress to keep Obama in check and to get our nation’s house in order.
After listening to President Obama’s State of the Union address, I’m fed up. I’m fed up with his empty promises, I’m fed up with his lies and I’m fed up with his liberal agenda. Are you?America can’t afford more spending, more debt and more government intrusion in our lives.
President Harry Truman Home in Independence, Missouri
Thought you’d enjoy this! It’s one you want your Children and Grandchildren to read. They won’t believe this happened, but it DID. In my opinion he was the last honorable democratic president…
Harry Truman was a different kind of President. He probably made as many, or more important decisions regarding our nation’s history as any of the other 32 Presidents preceding him. However, a measure of his greatness may rest on what he did after he left the White House.
The only asset he had when he died was the house he lived in, which was in Independence , Missouri . His wife had inherited the house from her mother and father and other than their years in the White House, they lived their entire lives there.
Food stamp rolls have been growing rapidly. But what many may not realize is that participation among able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs) has been skyrocketing compared to the total number of participants. That’s just one reason Congress should reform the food stamp program in the farm bill now under consideration. In just four years, the number of able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs) on the food stamp rolls skyrocketed by over 2 million. While overall food stamp use grew by 53 percent between Fiscal Year 2007 and Fiscal Year 2010 (from about 26 million to nearly 40 million), it more than doubled among able-bodied adults without dependents during this time–from 1.7 million to 3.9 million–an increase of roughly 127 percent. Food stamp spending today is roughly $80 billion, double what it was in Fiscal Year 2008.
To be blunt, I believe President Obama has broken his most important promise yet: to lead “the most transparent administration in history.” From ObamaCare to Benghazi, from the IRS scandal to the Fast and Furious scandal, the Obama Administration has continually thwarted congressional oversight and denied the American people the answers they deserve. The Obama Administration’s first instinct is to deny, distract and ignore.
Congress has a duty to thoroughly investigate these misgivings and provide a check on an Administration that thinks it’s above the law. As the Chief Watchdog in Congress, it’s my job to lead that effort. Last week, I was honored to be named the Conservative of the Year for holding President Obama and his liberal allies accountable for their gross government overreach and reckless disregard for the truth.
You are one of a handful of conservatives whom I have selected to take the confidential 2016 Presidential Straw Poll. The battle for the White House has already begun. That’s why we must start identifying potential nominees right now to lead the party in the 2016 elections. And we need your input.
The Washington political class is well aware of what we all know to be certain: that ObamaCare is an unmitigated disaster. The Democrat Members of Congress and staffers who wrote the 1,600 page monstrosity knew it would increase premiums and restrict individual choice. But the last thing President Obama wanted was to have the very Democrat congressmen and senators who passed ObamaCare to revolt on his signature legislation.
So what did he do? Obama directed the Office of Personnel Management to create a special exemption so Members of Congress and their staff could continue to receive federal contributions to their health plans. That’s right: President Obama issued an order to direct taxpayer funds to shield Democrat Members of Congress from the harmful effects of the very law they passed. This is not only wrong — but I also believe it’s illegal. And, worse, it’s indicative of the continued abuse of power and flagrant disregard of the Constitution by this President.