From Obama on Down: Corruption Runs Deep in this Administration
Posted April 30, 2014
Even a Democratic controlled subcommittee of the Senate has come out with a report showing how politics motivates the Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security. The Inspector General changed and delayed investigations because they might hurt the Obama Administration.
The first two paragraphs in today's Washington Post sums it up:
"The top watchdog for the Department of Homeland Security altered and delayed investigations at the request of senior administration officials, compromising his independent role as an inspector general, according to a new report from a Senate oversight panel.
Charles K. Edwards, who served as acting DHS inspector general from 2011 through 2013, routinely shared drinks and dinner with department leaders and gave them inside information about the timing and findings of investigations, according to the report from an oversight panel of the Homeland Security and Government Operations Committee."
Alex Mooney Wins Support of Nation's Oldest Conservative PAC
Posted April 17, 2014
The Conservative Victory Fund (CVF), the nation's oldest conservative campaign committee, endorses Alex Mooney for the U.S. House of Representatives in West Virginia's 2nd District.
The only way to advance conservatism in Congress is to elect proven conservative leaders like Alex Mooney. Alex is the leader that West Virginia and the United States needs. He fights for traditional American values and will bring that fight with him to Congress.
- Alex has consistently fought for conservative principles such as lower taxes and spending, limited government, and pro-life and pro-gun policies.
- Alex will work to return responsibility of educating our children to our local governments and especially to parents.
- Alex will work to defeat the EPA's war on coal that has affected so many West Virginia families.
- In Congress, Alex will fight federal regulations that have hindered the economy of West Virginia and help restore the job-creating policies that are so desperately needed.
Alex is a leader that has a proven record of fighting for conservative values. He will be a trusted voice for West Virginia's conservative values. We encourage conservatives to stand with Alex Mooney as he leads the charge for true conservative values in this primary.
Conservative Victory Fund is proud to support Alex Mooeny for Congress.
The late conservative leader Congressman John Ashbrook founded Conservative Victory Fund (CVF) more than forty years ago. CVF works to elect a conservative majority to the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate.
Conservatives Challenge Obamacare Numbers
Posted April 03, 2014
On Tuesday the White House had their Obamacare victory lap claiming they had reached 7.1 million enrollees. Obama exulted "the debate over repealing this law is over," and that Obamacare "is here to stay." Except that's not true.
Conservatives and all who care about the truth should ask is the 7.1 million number real? Or is it yet another Obama Administration misstatement of reality? Was it a number that they pulled from thin air so they could claim a small victory after all of their failures? How many enrollees have actually paid? How many people have seen their costs increase? How many people actually lost their coverage due to Obamacare? Finally, how many enrollees were previously uninsured?
But what is the case? The latest estimates predict that millions have lost or could lose their coverage. The Rand Corporation estimates that less than 25% of enrollees were previously uninsured. Supposedly Obamacare was going to solve the uninsured problem. Estimates ranged from 30 to 45 million Americans without health insurance. Obamacare is not actually taking care of that problem.
So there are still many unanswered questions. Maybe if we didn't have a less-than-honest administration we could actually find out what is really happening with this law. The answer is not Obamacare with its lies, misdirection, and government control but patient-centered reform that lets people make their own decisions about their lives.
Senate Republicans Urge Democrats Not to Block Job Creation Amendments
Posted April 02, 2014
Mar 31 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor calling on Majority Leader Reid to allow Republican amendments that focus on job creation:
"Today is the nominal deadline for most people to sign up for Obamacare. And while one Senator from the other side of the aisle said yesterday that there's 'no such thing as Obamacare,' that will come as news to millions of our constituents - the millions of Americans facing higher premiums, cancelled plans and the loss of doctors and hospitals they liked as a result of this law.
"Obamacare is definitely real to the Middle Class families we represent. And if our friends on the other side want to make the pain of this law go away, then they can work with us to replace it with smart, bipartisan reforms. But trying to wish their own Obamacare law away or simply pretending it's not there - well, that's just insulting to the people we represent. The American people deserve better than that.
"Now, on a related matter:
"We'll be having a vigorous debate this week in the Senate about how to create jobs and rebuild the Middle Class.
"On the one side, Democrats will be offering more of the same.
"They'll propose treating the symptoms instead of meaningfully improving the prospects of people struggling out there.
"On the other side, Republicans will be proposing concrete ways to break the cycle of unemployment and hopelessness that pervades the Obama economy - ideas aimed at helping people reach their true potential and build a better life for themselves.
"The Republican message is all about innovation and opportunity - and making it easier for more people to join the ranks of the Middle Class. It's about reforming the underlying causes of unemployment, instead of just perpetually treating the symptoms and it's about how we create the jobs of the future that will allow Americans to do more than just pay their bills.
"Republicans will offer a series of jobs amendments this week that underline our determination to reorient America's economic trajectory. We want to lift our country from stagnation to growth, from hostility toward enterprise to an embrace of innovation, and from a system rigged by government elites for their own benefit to one that can work for the Middle Class again.
"So Americans will hear about two competing agendas this week.
"On the one hand: a tired, government-centered Democrat agenda designed by, and for, ideologues of the Left.
"On the other: a modern, enterprise-oriented Republican agenda designed around the hopes and the potential of the Middle Class.
"This is a debate Republicans welcome. It's one we've been wanting to have for a long time.
"And we hope Washington Democrats will actually be serious this time when they say they want to focus on jobs.
"Because every time they say it, they keep getting distracted and 'pivoting' to other issues.
"Here's something else we expect from the majority too: votes on amendments for positive reform.
"The American people deserve at least that much. After so many years of failure, the Middle Class deserves the chance for something better.
"Remember: there are nearly 4 million Americans who have been unemployed for six months or longer. These Americans deserve to have a Congress that's committed to making it easier, not harder, to create jobs.
"So let's have this debate. Let's vote on Republicans' jobs amendments. And let's give some hope again to the Middle Class families who've suffered for too long."
Read more here.
Rubio Introduces Legislation To Hold Administration Accountable, Protect Taxpayers From ObamaCare Bailout
Posted April 01, 2014
Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) today introduced The ObamaCare Taxpayer Bailout Protection Act, legislation to hold the Administration accountable by ensuring ObamaCare's risk-corridor provision remains budget neutral, which would prevent taxpayer dollars from being used to bailout insurance companies.
This is Rubio's latest attempt to protect taxpayers from an ObamaCare bailout after introducing The ObamaCare Taxpayer Bailout Prevention Act in November.
Under ObamaCare's section 1342, risk corridors were established for the law's first three years as a safety net for insurers who experience financial losses, needlessly exposing taxpayers to funding a bailout of insurance companies. Earlier this month, the Obama administration announced a new rule "to operate the risk corridors program in a budget neutral manner." Rubio's bill holds the Administration accountable by requiring that ObamaCare's risk corridors ensure budget neutrality.
"From rising health care costs to loss of coverage, millions of Americans have already been hurt by ObamaCare. We cannot allow a taxpayer-funded bailout to be the American people's next hardship," said Rubio. "The Administration's excessive delays and revisions of ObamaCare cannot transform the law into a success, and taxpayers cannot be expected to foot the bill for Washington's mistakes when the law fails.
"This provision holds the Administration to its word and takes a common sense approach to guaranteeing taxpayers are protected from further paying for a reckless and irresponsible law that should never have been passed in the first place," added Rubio.
A PDF of the legislation is available here.
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