Skip to comments.Rep. Candice Miller (R-MI) Delivers Weekly Republican Address
Posted on 10/03/2009 3:02:27 PM PDT by cc2k
Washington, Oct 2 -
WASHINGTON, DC Rep. Candice Miller (R-MI) delivered the weekly Republican address one day after a new jobs report from the Labor Department provided new indications that the Obama Administrations trillion-dollar stimulus isnt working. The congresswomans home state of Michigan currently has the highest rate of unemployment in the United States at 15.2 percent. Rep. Miller urged Democrats in Washington to put aside their job-killing agenda and start focusing on common-sense solutions to put Americans back to work. Audio of the address is available here; video of the address will be available here once the embargo is lifted at 6am Saturday.
Following is the text of Rep. Millers address:
If you want to see/listen to Representative Miller’s presentation, it is on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a24C48TC1Wo
Hello Im Congresswoman Candice Miller and I am proud to represent Michigans Tenth District.
Yesterday, the federal government reported that hundreds of thousands of Americans were laid off in the month of September.
All told, our economy has lost roughly 3 million private-sector jobs since President Obama and Speaker Nancy Pelosis trillion-dollar stimulus plan became law.
At the time, the people of Michigan were told this so-called stimulus would create jobs in our state immediately, more than 100,000 of them. Well, now local economists say we are on track to lose 300,000 jobs this year alone.
And while the American people were promised that the stimulus would prevent unemployment from rising above 8 percent, its now teetering on the verge of 10 percent. And in Michigan, our unemployment rate is the nations highest at 15.2 percent.
It didnt have to be this way.
Republicans offered better ideas to help working families and small businesses across our country weather this storm.
In fact, according to a formula created by one of President Obamas senior economic advisors, our economic recovery plan would have created twice the jobs at half the cost.
Our plan is based on the belief that fast-acting tax relief is the most effective way to put our economy back on track. It focuses on helping small businesses create jobs, not spending more taxpayer dollars to expand government.
Now, at a time when both parties should be squarely focused on getting Americans back to work, Democrats are actually redoubling their efforts to implement job-killing policies that will stretch family budgets even further and pile more debt on our children and grandchildren.
Making its way through Congress is a cap and trade national energy tax that would increase electricity bills, raise gasoline prices, and ship more American jobs overseas.
According to the Obama Administrations own estimates, this national energy tax would cost American households an extra $1,700 per year. There could not be a worse time to heap additional pain on families struggling to make ends meet.
Of course, a costly government takeover of health care remains the centerpiece of Democrats domestic agenda.
And when I say costly, I mean for you and your families. Washington Democrats intend to fund their government-run health care plan with cuts to Medicare benefits for seniors and massive new taxes on small business owners.
Republicans have offered fiscally-responsible solutions that address these serious challenges head-on while protecting American jobs instead of putting them at risk.
You know, Washington Democrats job-killing agenda makes me think theyre living on a different planet from the families living in Americas suffering heartland.
In Macomb County, Michigan, you can feel the anxiety. Our seniors have had no choice but to put off long-planned retirements and continue working while our children our future are moving away in search of a job, any job.
This isnt the change the American people were promised.
Republicans hope that the President and Speaker Pelosi will put aside their job-killing agenda and help promote policies to get Americans working again.
Im Congresswoman Candice Miller. Thanks for listening.
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For the Michigan Ping list.
Candace miller gives weeklyrepublican address.
But she is a decent enough republican. Not perfect but OK.
If you would like to be added or dropped from the Michigan ping list, please freepmail me.
I know next to nothing about her. I like her general stance, the upright shoulders, in speaking. The shoulder comment wasn’t a shot at her.
She was the first to call for the exclusion of illegal aliens from the census count. She points out that illegals are driving political changes they have to right to.
It did nothing but create havoc, increase the debt of many auto-dealers waiting on payment, destroy cars and intrinct residual assets in those vehicles, and pull sales forward. We will look back at this program in a year and realize what a kludge it was.
So at this point, I look at her with a jaundice eye....,
Yeah, that’s one of her imperfections but I think its a political reality of being a michigan congressperson. Kind of like Thaddeus McCotter who voted for the automaker bailout.
There’s no such thing as a perfect one. This is not heaven.
Beware of politicians from MI....its very much a blue state...soon to be the middle east outpost in the US.
Quick, what’s the average number of Michigan counties that vote democrat?
like 98.9 percent?
There are 83 counties in Michigan. Between 9 and 11 of those are consistent democrat counties. Look to Detroit, Ann Arbor, Kalamazoo and a couple of the prison towns for consistent democrat strongholds.
We could point to our opposition to gay marriage, decent gun laws, opposition to affirmative action as proof that we aren’t a bunch of liberals like a lot of know nothings think.
Ping for Candice Miller. She’s one of the ones I called here in Michigan, along with every other Repub & demorats, & I told everyone of them that if they sign their name to the healthcare bill, they will surely be voted out in 2010!
I intend to vote out any Repub that signed onto the stimulus bill - which I believe all the House pubbies didn’t sign it, but some of the senators did.
Soon to be Tim Walburg.
Walberg definitely gets me vote.