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Happy Holidays! from the Cornyns (email)
| Sandra Cornyn
Posted on 12/23/2010 12:24:51 PM PST by pillut48
God bless Texas
and the wonderful people
who make her great
John, Sandy, Danley and Haley Cornyn
TOPICS: Texas; Parties; State and Local; U.S. Senate
I was so proud of my husband, John, this past weekend when he gave the weekly Republican address to the nation and told our side of the story. I hope youll take a minute to listen, watch or read how our good leaders are changing the terms of the debate in Washington.
Audio of the address is available here
Video of the address will be available here
You can download the address here
Full transcript of Senator Cornyn's Address:
"On November 2, voters elected 13 new Republican Senators and sent 63 more Republicans to serve in the House of Representatives. This week, even before these new reinforcements have taken their seats, Republicans showed the American people that we got the message. And everyone can see how your choices have already changed the terms of the debate here in Washington.
"First, Republicans prevented a massive, job-killing 'New Year's Day tax increase.' Before Congress acted, every American taxpayer was looking at a much higher tax bill in just a few weeks. Those higher taxes would have been devastating to millions of American families and small businesses and could have increased the risk of a 'double-dip' recession.
"But our bipartisan agreement with the White House changed all that. Our agreement keeps marginal income tax rates low, preserves the one-thousand-dollar per child tax credit, extends relief from the marriage penalty, blocks higher taxes on capital gains and dividends, protects at least 21 million additional families from the Alternative Minimum Tax and reduces the sting of the 'death tax' on families and small businesses.
"This bipartisan agreement was made possible because voters gave Republicans much more leverage at the negotiating table. Our leverage forced the White House to abandon its 'class-warfare' rhetoric; stop pandering to the President's left-wing base; and do the right thing for American taxpayers and job creators.
"Republicans delivered even more 'tidings of comfort and joy' this week by holding the line on reckless federal spending. Despite their willingness to work with Republicans on taxes, Senate Democrats went their own way on spending by proposing a nearly $1.3 trillion omnibus bill on the American people and by insisting we'd have to vote on it before anyone had the time to figure out what was in it.
"This 'spending snowstorm' was nearly 2,000 pages long. It combined 12 separate appropriations bills that were never debated or amended on the Senate floor. And it included more than one billion dollars to feed the beast of ObamaCare, part of which was ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge just a few short days ago.
"Senate Republicans stood together but we did not stand alone. Millions of Americans made their voices heard on Facebook, Twitter and other social media. You lit up the phone lines across the Capitol and across the Nation. Thank you for doing that. You helped strengthened the resolve of the Republican Caucus and rattled the nerves of the big spenders on the other side of the aisle.
"As we approach the Christmas Season and the New Year, it's easy to see how much you have changed our Nation's Capital. Last year, on Christmas Eve, Senate Democrats passed a divisive 2.6 trillion dollar health care bill strictly along party lines. This year, God willing, Washington will give the American people a far better gift: a silent night.
"Have a joyous holiday season, keep our troops in your prayers, and remember that the best days for our country lie ahead.
Found this in my spam folder today, wonder if there's some higher meaning to that? ;-)
Hmmmm. No mention of Bill Hemmer grilling Cornyn on the $16 million bucks in earmarks he was going for the other day...
He talks a good talk, but not the walk, sadly! We have to keep the feet of the RINOs to the fire! Common sense conservatives MUST take back the Republican party in 2011 and 2012!!
posted on 12/23/2010 12:24:54 PM PST
That John and the gang are all wearing black may be even more significant.
Perhaps they’re in mourning for the nation so many of his GOP pals are seeking to destroy?
Screw you Cornyn! I am looking forward to voting for your GOP contender when you run for reelection.
posted on 12/23/2010 12:35:48 PM PST
(1 useless man is called a disgrace, 2 are called a law firm, 3 or more are called Congress)
Yes, Bill Hemmer asked him another direct question and in true Cornyn style... he didnt’ answer it!
Cornyn couldn’t answer a direct question directly, plainly and simply if you lined him up against the wall and told him his life depended on it.
The guy has fee made of pure clay and it is getting wetter and squishier all the time.
posted on 12/23/2010 12:36:09 PM PST
(Half of the population is below average)
To: Dick Bachert
Notice the “Rome is burning” back-lighting.
posted on 12/23/2010 12:36:12 PM PST
(I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery, IXNAY THE TSA!)
Thanks for nothing Cornyns...from Christine O
posted on 12/23/2010 12:56:21 PM PST
Yes. And I think I heard a fiddle being played nearby.
Its not “Happy Hoildays” its: MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!
posted on 12/23/2010 1:05:21 PM PST
(How's that change treatin ya now?)
posted on 12/23/2010 1:38:59 PM PST
(Proud Moose head....)
Sadly, we have 4 more years before we can give him the boot.
posted on 12/23/2010 1:49:35 PM PST
(K Parliament- how could a young man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
Yep, Cornyn is the guy who dumped a big pile of GOP cash on RINO Charlie Crist just as soon as Crist announced that he was running for the seat vacated by Mel Martinez. He didn’t even have the decency to wait to see if any contenders, such as primary and general election winner Marco Rubio was going to run.
posted on 12/23/2010 2:33:20 PM PST
(Impeach the Communist Kenyan Fraud and his band of Czars)
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