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Democrats mislead Americans on keeping your own plan, costs, and jobs

Republicans warned Obamacare would be a disaster. And we are right.

One of the biggest problems posed by the government shutdown was that it obscured how bad Obamacare really is. News media attention is focused on closed parks and memorials instead of Obamacare’s serious faults, and just how badly Democrats misled the American people in pushing for its passage.   Read more »

at Jan 3, 2014 9:20 AM
       

Krauthammer And Other Luminaries Were Wrong

Charles Krauthammer appeared with Bill O’Reilly Tuesday night. Krauthammer is obviously very bright, literate and politically studied, and recent appearances have shown him to be a brave, stable and delightful individual. If that sounds respectful and admiring, it is meant to. I honestly feel that way, and it is only appropriate to say before you detail your conviction about how he is mistaken. He repeated the insistence of so many Republican political calculators that Republicans are divided mostly by tactics, not by ideology or objectives. And I believe they are in great

at Nov 14, 2013 10:00 AM
       

Obamacare Failing Ahead Of Schedule?

I blogged a few days ago that the fundamental problem with Obamacare in its conception, not merely its implementation, and that is absolutely true. But I have to admit to some surprise at the utter ineptitude of its introduction and rollout. I might have said that terrible consequences were inevitable, given the inherent inefficiency and the titanic egocentricity and brass of this President. But for five years, media has not only catered to, but managed to cover for him. That speaks as much as I've said, to the credulity of the public.   Read more »

at Oct 24, 2013 9:56 AM
       

It's Time to Cut Up the Credit Card

As you know, this past week, Congress passed a measure to raise the debt ceiling and reopen the government. While I’m relieved the Senate proposal allows the country to pay its bills, that it keeps agreed upon spending levels, and that it requires income verification

at Oct 21, 2013 2:44 PM
       

Pete Sessions Statement on House Passage of the Senate Agreement

While I’m pleased that Congress moved forward to reopen the government and avoid default, I’m extremely disappointed that the president refused to have meaningful negotiations with House Republicans in the process. I did not support the bill tonight because I believe that this was a missed opportunity to address our nation’s long-term fiscal challenges. As this fight moves forward, I will continue to work to protect North Texans from ObamaCare and reduce out-of-control government spending in order to jumpstart our economy and reenergize job growth.   Read more »

at Oct 17, 2013 9:47 AM
       

Odd Coincidence

I received the following email from a constituent who forwarded me comments from a former government worker:

As a former government employee, I have worked for the government for over 40 years. During that time I became familiar with requisitions, bidding, and awarding contracts. It is time-consuming with bean counters and pencil neck bureaucrats. A request takes months, not days or even hours. In less than 8 hours of the shutdown, miraculously professionally printed 3x4 signs--with logos--appeared all over the country in the 1000s saying: "This park facility closed due to government shutdown.''   Read more »

at Oct 16, 2013 12:32 PM
       

“FREEDOM IS NOT FREE” – the STORMING of the WWII MEMORIAL

The Obama Administration has perpetrated assault after assault on the American people while the news media stands by with their pens pointed at the Tea Party, Conservatives, Christians and now the Veterans. How much more will the American people stand before the boiling point. Or are we there?   Read more »

at Oct 14, 2013 4:59 PM
       

What's The Real Threat Of "Default?"

I DVR'd Sunday News programs while at church yesterday, as I have recorded back through VCR days, watching them in the afternoon. Default default default. EVERYONE is talking about "default." Even Chris Wallace on the supposedly conservative (it isn’t) FOX News Sunday program opened with a statement about the looming threat of "default." It's a bunch of crap.

As with so many things, people like Chris Wallace in this case, pick up the language because it's how everyone is talking. But in the event that an unprecedented "default," a failure to pay

at Oct 14, 2013 12:16 PM
       

Pentagon Still Not Paying Death Benefits, Despite Passage of H.J. Res 91

We lost five warriors on the battlefield of Afghanistan recently. They were 25-year-old 1st Lt. Jennifer M. Moreno; 24-year-old Pfc. Cody J. Patterson; 24-year-old Special Agent Joseph M. Peters; 25-year-old Sgt. Patrick C. Hawkins; and 19-year-old Lance Cpl. Jeremiah M. Collins, Jr.

Unfortunately, their families were given the news not only that they had lost their loved ones, but they were also told that they would not be given the

at Oct 13, 2013 11:51 AM
       

Dan Branch Tweet Takes Shot at Ted Cruz? Wants Republicans to Give in to Obamacare?

Texas Attorney General Candidate Dan Branch upset many conservatives yesterday over something that he retweeted on Twitter. Given the current standstill in Washington, the post from Branch seemed to imply that conservatives, like Ted Cruz, should not stand so strongly against Obamacare.

I suppose I am not surprised. Dan Branch has a long record of teaming up with Democrats to oppose the majority of Republicans and conservatives during his time in the Texas Legislature. That man canNOT become our next Texas Attorney General. He will compromise with Obama in court instead of fighting tooth and nail against him.   Read more »

at Oct 11, 2013 12:16 PM
       

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