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Congressman Takes No [Bleep] From Obama
American Spectator ^ | Feb 27, 2013 | Quin Hillyer

Posted on 02/27/2013 2:17:00 PM PST by KeyLargo

Congressman Takes No [Bleep] From Obama

Quin Hillyer

Sophomore U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kansas, graduated first in his class at West Point, graduated from Harvard Law School, had a hugely successful career in the aerospace industry, and also has a think-tank background. He may be a seriously rising star. Anyway, he put out a self-explanatory press release that is a beauty to behold.

Today, White House Spokesman Jay Carney asked during a press briefing what Congressman Mike Pompeo, R-Kansas, would say to defense workers facing furlough because of the President’s sequester plan. The following is his statement:

“Mr. Carney doesn’t understand that not every public official is willing to play games with lives of hard-working Americans for political gain like his boss, President Obama. I said that the sequester is a home run not because it is good politics, but because it begins to put America back on the right fiscal track.

“I would welcome the opportunity to tell the 90,000 furloughed workers, the ones President Obama is choosing to let go of, that they need to know several things:

“First, the sequester does not have to mean furloughs. The President is choosing to make this minor reduction in spending painful—by furloughing people—in order to pursue his twin goals of raising taxes and increasing the size of the federal government. The President wasted $1 trillion dollars of stimulus money that did nothing to grow our economy and create jobs. Now, he is needlessly using a decrease in federal spending amounting to less than a few percent to harm even more American workers and their families.

“Second, there are fewer Americans working in America today than when the President took office. I find it bizarre that Mr. Carney would ask me about talking to furloughed workers.

(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics; Travel
KEYWORDS: cuts; govtabuse; kansas; mikepompeo; obama; sequestor; spending; taxes; tyranny

Congressman MIKE POMPEO, R-Kansas

1 posted on 02/27/2013 2:17:03 PM PST by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

Right on, Congressman!


2 posted on 02/27/2013 2:19:54 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: KeyLargo

My congressman from TX-22 sits in the back of the class with is head down trying not to be noticed.


3 posted on 02/27/2013 2:24:03 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Vaquero

“Mike Pompeo was elected to the 112th Congress on November 2, 2010—having neither run for nor held elected office before. Mike has a deep commitment to limited government, freedom, individual responsibility, and rewarding earned success. He serves on the Energy and Commerce committee, the oldest committee in the House, which has jurisdiction over nearly half of all legislative subjects, including federal law relating to health care, telecommunications, energy, manufacturing and trade.”

Bio at: http://pompeo.house.gov/biography/


4 posted on 02/27/2013 2:24:54 PM PST by KeyLargo
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To: TexasCajun

pompeo.house.gov

Mike Pompeo
Contact: J.P. Freire 202-557-9144

Washington, Feb 12 -

Congressman Mike Pompeo, R-Kansas, responded to the President’s State of the Union with the following statement:

“The president thinks he knows what CEOs want. I was a manufacturing CEO twice: once in aviation, an industry which he has relentlessly attacked, and once in energy, an industry he has also relentlessly attacked. And I have news for him: He has no idea what CEOs want.

“He wants to cut ‘special loopholes’ that are neither ‘special’ nor ‘loopholes’ – they’re the same boring depreciation schedules all small businesses use. He calls for modern pipelines to withstand a storm and promises to speed up permitting issues, but refuses to approve the long-awaited Keystone XL pipeline which would create hundreds of thousands of jobs. He wants to increase ribbon cuttings at special government-designated manufacturing hubs while he’s increasing taxes, costs, and red tape on manufacturers who already exist. And he wants to increase medical innovation at a time when Obamacare levies a huge tax on medical devices.

“He just doesn’t get it. The government doesn’t drive the creation of successful manufacturing. All the government has to do is get out of the way and American businesses will take care of the rest.

“I’m disappointed that the President didn’t use this opportunity to truly address the state of our union and specifically, our finances. We’re $16 trillion in debt, and no amount of taxation will get us out of that hole, and no amount of government-sponsored growth will help our economy. The Congressional Budget Office has made it clear: We need structural entitlement reform and cuts to discretionary spending. The President didn’t provide clarity on either.”

http://pompeo.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=319801


5 posted on 02/27/2013 2:28:13 PM PST by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

Great stuff but he should have asked the kenyan to speak to our kids and explain why he has dumped historic levels of debt on them.


6 posted on 02/27/2013 2:30:48 PM PST by lodi90
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To: lodi90

VIDEO

Uploaded on Feb 11, 2012

Rep. Mike Pompeo discusses energy policy, EPA regulation, and the Obama administration at CPAC 2012.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PajgOZhVaA


7 posted on 02/27/2013 2:34:04 PM PST by KeyLargo
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To: lodi90

The showdowns are just theatrics. If anybody was serious about America’s continued existence they would impeach Obama as a foreign enemy combatant and Joe Biden as an enabler of known treason. They won’t. They’ve been threatened. Soros allows a little bit of bravado among the hostages, just so the rest of us will think it’s still America. It’s not.

I’ll believe this guy is outside the WWE-type theatrics when he challenges Obama’s Constitutional ability to “act as President” without any legally-determined birth facts. Until then, it’s just theatrics. And I’m getting sick of theatrics. Playing fiddle while America burns is not my idea of entertainment OR legitimate governance.


8 posted on 02/27/2013 2:39:45 PM PST by butterdezillion
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To: lodi90

We should use more kids in infomercials about the US debt. Is is their problem we are laying on them.


9 posted on 02/27/2013 2:49:03 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: TexasCajun
Hell that's better than mine.
She walks around on knee pads hoping to meet up with Broncho Bamma. Or maybe Bill Clinton. Pore thing, they don't even know she is alive, unless they need a vote. Bless her heart, she is so mud fence ugly that her dad had to tie a pork chop around her neck to get the dog to play with her.
10 posted on 02/27/2013 2:58:52 PM PST by Tupelo (Hunkered down & loading up)
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To: TexasCajun

What a difference from The Hammer, right?

I voted for Barbara Carlson last year in the primary.

Well there’s always 2014, maybe............


11 posted on 02/27/2013 3:10:04 PM PST by Vindication
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To: Tupelo

At least yours is hetero and knows what to do when she see’s Lil’ Willie’s Willie. Mine’s a les.


12 posted on 02/27/2013 3:13:53 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: KeyLargo
Go Moke, go, along with Tim Hueslscamp!

You both make us proud of our KS Representation in DC.

13 posted on 02/27/2013 4:06:57 PM PST by zerosix (Native sunflower)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks KeyLargo.
White House Spokesman Jay Carney asked during a press briefing what Congressman Mike Pompeo, R-Kansas, would say to defense workers facing furlough because of the President’s sequester plan. The following is his statement:

“Mr. Carney doesn’t understand that not every public official is willing to play games with lives of hard-working Americans for political gain like his boss, President Obama. I said that the sequester is a home run not because it is good politics, but because it begins to put America back on the right fiscal track. “I would welcome the opportunity to tell the 90,000 furloughed workers, the ones President Obama is choosing to let go of, that they need to know several things:

“First, the sequester does not have to mean furloughs. The President is choosing to make this minor reduction in spending painful -- by furloughing people -- in order to pursue his twin goals of raising taxes and increasing the size of the federal government. The President wasted $1 trillion dollars of stimulus money that did nothing to grow our economy and create jobs. Now, he is needlessly using a decrease in federal spending amounting to less than a few percent to harm even more American workers and their families.

“Second, there are fewer Americans working in America today than when the President took office. I find it bizarre that Mr. Carney would ask me about talking to furloughed workers

14 posted on 03/01/2013 9:02:46 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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