Skip to comments.GOP: Obama "choking" America's economic growth
Posted on 08/31/2013 8:20:47 PM PDT by Innovative
Five years of the Obama presidency have produced nothing but economic "roadblocks" that inhibit growth and job creation, Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., charged in the weekly Republican address on Saturday.
He accused the Obama administration of "choking the engines of our economy," singling out the health-care reform law, the administration's energy policy and the government's excessive taxing and spending as areas of particular concern.
Republicans have a better plan to "simplify the tax code" and "eliminate excessive regulations," Fitzpatrick said, touting a GOP jobs plan that would break down "the government roadblocks that are hurting our economy."
"People want Congress to focus on expanding opportunity instead of expanding the government," he said.
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“Obama “choking” America’s economic growth”
No.....Obama’s “choking” America.
The problem is that Republican’s haven’t figured out how to fix it either. Obamacare is not helping but our economic was hurting before Obamacare.
The problem is that 40 years ago we lowered the import tariffs and they now average just 1%. Low wage countries are taking our jobs and industries. And we have all been taught protectionism was a bad thing. Even though the USA had tariffs of 15% or more it’s first 190 years.
And there are still several hundred million of Chinese waiting to come in from the fields and take a factory job.
America needs to raise the tariffs while we still have enough capital and know how to rebuild our industries.
And he’s choking his chicken.
The fact that they don’t tells me they are as much of the problem as the democrats.
We have on party rule - the statist party.
Mike is my congressman. He’s a good man who played an instrumental role in launching the Washington Crossing National Cemetery. My wife and I were there for the ground breaking ceremony, and we go up from time to time to lay wreaths. I only hope Mike throws away the Jim Greenwood “moderate” playbook and votes with the conservatives.
Mike screwed up his first time around when he actually voted with the rats to prevent drilling for oil in a pinhead-sized barren wasteland in Alaska known as ANWR. He sides with the enviro-nazis a little too much for my taste (in line with the Jim Greenwood strategery). I look forward to seeing if he’s another “Tuesday clubber” or a genuine conservative. Helping Cruz conservatives defund Mengelecare will be a key test.
Mike talks the talk - - let’s see if he walks the walk.
I’m waiting for a leader who is smart enough to take advantage of all the disgruntled voters who have had it with both parties. Wars all over the place, America acting as the world’s police force, crony capitalism, immigration amnesty, gun control, etc., even cramming the social issues down everyone’s throats rather than letting voters in individual states make their own decision, these are all issues that clear majorities of Americans are concerned about. The left, frankly, has pushed too hard too fast, and Americans are sick of it. They’re also sick of Republicans who do the exact opposite of what they’re elected to do.
There are large percentages on both the left and right who are sick and tired of the status quo in DC and want real, fundamental change. Contrary to what the media sycophants say, most Americans don’t really want all these edicts from the idiots in DC. Most voters, I think, I tired of both Republicans and Democrats.
This is an excellent opportunity for a return to federalism. If California wants to create a socialist “paradise,” let them try. If other states want to open up the free market, then they should have the right to try, too. There are many issues that both the left and right can come together on, or at least reach a reasonable compromise that does not involve more edicts from DC.
Liberals know that federalism works. That’s why there’s a ton of federal laws so EVERYBODY can suffer. They know that people can simply move when taxes and other liberal policies destroy a state.
Where have the Republicans been (lately) on this?
...and Reggie’s chicken.
The far left is not going to support federalism, because they love to force their edicts on everyone. I’m talking about the millions upon millions of voters on both left and right that will listen to reason and who reject the crap pouring out of DC these days.
Fact: clear majorities oppose immigration amnesty.
Fact: clear majorities oppose endless wars overseas and American interference in foreign states.
Fact: clear majorities oppose crony capitalism.
These and other issues resonate with American voters, many of whom sit out elections because they’ve realized that Republicans and Democrats are pretty much nothing more than opposite sides of the same coin.
I think there’s a massive opportunity here for leaders who are on the right side of these issues. For those issues where we vehemently disagree? Federalism is the right answer, and I think it’s an answer that’s acceptable to most Americans. You’ll have the holdouts on left (and right) who want to enforce their will on everyone else from DC, but that’s probably not the mainstream (the real mainstream) opinion.
Say it isn't so.
Everyone learns in ECON101 that more regulatory framework, higher taxes, uncertainty about what a government might do next, a complete lack of any coherent energy policy creates economic growth and prosperity.
More production, and in our economy energy self-sufficiency (followed by energy exports) is the only thing that works in the long term — the only sustainable economy is one based on surplus.
When was the last time you heard a Republican advocate abolishing the Dept of Education, for example, and simply letting states handle it as they're supposed to? You didn't, because if a Republican had, the narrative is that the evil Republican doesn't care about the children or schools and that only the federal government can provide a "quality" education for everyone.
The only possible candidate who can make this case succinctly is Sarah Palin.
Rand Pauls immigration speech
03.19.13 | Hon Sen Rand Paul (KY)
Posted on 03/19/2013 7:04:07 AM PDT by Perdogg
...The Republican Party must embrace more legal immigration.
Unfortunately, like many of the major debates in Washington, immigration has become a stalemate-where both sides are imprisoned by their own rhetoric or attachment to sacred cows that prevent the possibility of a balanced solution.
Immigration Reform will not occur until Conservative Republicans, like myself, become part of the solution. I am here today to begin that conversation.
Lets start that conversation by acknowledging we arent going to deport 12 million illegal immigrants.
If you wish to work, if you wish to live and work in America, then we will find a place for you...
This is where prudence, compassion and thrift all point us toward the same goal: bringing these workers out of the shadows and into being taxpaying members of society.
Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers.12 million more people assimilating into society. 12 million more people being productive contributors.
[but hes not in favor of amnesty, snicker, definition of is is]
Hi There Neighbor!
I had the conversation with him personally.
I understand the district and the pressure that he is under..... BUT... it is principle that we are talking about. This country fundamentally changed when they rammed that healthcare bill down our throats.
It is a fight that Republicans, “NOT JUST CONSERVATIVES” can win! Better than half of the demonuts hate this law too! We have the crazys on our side with this one!!!
You would be surprised how quickly a bully backs down!
Raising tariffs aren’t going to fix it. That’s just more money to the government. More taxes. Good idea.
China is already in danger of food shortages. The stories of tons of low wage labor just waiting to crush the USA is BS.
Automation has replaced many manual labor jobs. The fact that these were ever good paying jobs was the result of the false economy resulting from the USA coming out of WWII unscathed. Those days are over and will never come back.
We need 21st century jobs, not 1950’s jobs. Unfortunately, our horrible education system leaves us unprepared for such jobs, even if they did exist.
Tariffs do not address any of this.
Choking? How about “has strangled”?