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Friday
Jun172011

NRSC - Sometimes the Truth Hurts

Sometimes the truth hurts. Unemployment just hit 9.1% while the national debt has soared over the $14 trillion mark. We learned just this week that America’s home values are still falling at a time when nearly one of every five homeowners already owe more than the actual value of their home. 

The Democrats have to face the truth and leave their state of denial behind. Liberals' failed policies of big government and even bigger wasteful spending have us following in Greece's footsteps down the path to financial ruin.

If you believe we can’t spend our way out of debt, then click here and sign with me in favor of the Balanced Budget Amendment.

America's serious economic problems are going to require serious solutions and well-founded, concrete plans in order to move forward. Who should we look to for a solution?

Not the Democrats, as they have failed to produce a plan in over 777 days. They are haphazardly playing the waiting game with our money and risking our future. We need a budget - a fiscally responsible budget.

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Democrat's lack of urgency is disturbing, especially after seeing the most recent economic statistics. The problem - one that Democrats don't understand - is that statistics aren't just numbers - they represent real American families struggling to make ends meet.

Almost 14 million Americans are looking for jobs and cannot find them. Americans are suffering, everyday more sacrifices are being made, and more families are falling below the poverty line. Does anyone still believe in the Democats' tax and spend, fiscally liberal policies?

Click here to sign with our 47 Republican Senators in Calling for A Balanced Budget Amendment
 

Democrats control the White House and the Senate. They use the bully pulpit to criticize the Republican plan from the sidelines will pretending they're concerned about jobs, but offer no plan of their own.

Republicans are serious about fixing our economic problems. We have offered multiple concrete proposals in a budget that creates jobs and encourages economic growthI hope you will support our efforts to pass this critical legislation by joining over 18,000 of your fellow citizens in helping us reach our target of 25,000 petition signatures, demanding a balanced budget.

Sincerely,
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Senator John Cornyn
Chairman, NRSC

P.S. - Winning just 4 more seats will mean the difference between repealing Obamacare, passing a Balanced Budget Amendment, and putting the reins on out of control government spending. Donate just $4 and we can take back the Senate in 2012.

Friday
Jun172011

US Rep. Frank Guinta introduces bill to repeal healthcare reform law's auto enrollment provision 

Businesses shouldn’t be penalized because of the government’s overzealous intrusion into their affairs.  The Auto Enroll Repeal Act of 2011 rights that wrong and will save jobs when they’re needed most.”

(WASHINGTON – June 16, 2011)   U.S. Representative Frank Guinta (R, NH-01) is acting to remove one of the most burdensome mandates included in last year’s national healthcare reform overhaul (officially known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act).  On Thursday he introduced H.R. 2206, the Auto Enroll Repeal Act of 2011.

The existing law contains a provision saying that in 2014, businesses with more than 200 employees must automatically “enroll new full-time employees” into one of that company’s healthcare plans while continuing “the enrollment of current full-time employees” as well.

“Businesses face an undue hardship,” Guinta said. “For example, those that have a high employee turnover rate, such as the food service industry, would be especially hard hit.  Restaurants will have to automatically enroll every cook, dishwasher, waiter or hostess they hire.  The hotel and motel industries and tourism-related businesses would also be hurt, with some employers cutting their workforce.  New Hampshire would especially suffer, because tourism and hospitality companies are important to our economy.   Businesses shouldn’t be penalized because of the government’s overzealous intrusion into their affairs.  The Auto Enroll Repeal Act of 2011 rights that wrong and will save jobs when they’re needed most.”

Guinta’s bill has been endorsed by the National Restaurant Association.  Thirteen House Members have signed on as original co-sponsors.  It will be referred to committee for consideration.

Wednesday
Jun152011

NRN - Must Reads from June 14, 2011

Sunday
May222011

NHDP - HuffPost: Huntsman Was For Health Care Mandate Before He Was Against It

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/20/huntsman-was-for-health-care-mandate_n_864838.html

Posted: 05/20/11 04:20 PM ET

 

HANCOCK, N.H. -- To hear Jon Huntsman and his advisers tell it, he is a bedrock conservative on health care who took a free market approach as governor of Utah that stands in stark contrast to plans approved by President Barack Obama on the national level and by Mitt Romney when he was governor of Massachusetts.

 

John Weaver, the top political adviser to Huntsman in his exploration of a possible presidential bid, told The Huffington Post Friday that the Utah plan is "a clear alternative to Romney and Obama."

 

It's true that -- unlike Obama's and Romney's plans -- the bill Huntsman signed into law in 2008 did not include a mandate requiring health insurance or many rules compelling citizens to participate in the government-facilitated health plan exchange[...]

 

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Friday
May202011

Oklahoma Second State To Sign Health Care Compact Into Law

Alexandria, VA – Today the Health Care Compact, an agreement between participating states that restores authority and responsibility for health care regulation to member states,  was signed into law by Oklahoma's Governor, Mary Fallin. The compact allows Oklahoma to create their own health care policies by joining an interstate compact that supersedes prior federal law. Oklahoma is the second state is sign the compact into law following Georgia.

"Today, Oklahoma's Governor Fallin joined the Oklahoma legislature in taking a bold step to give the people of Oklahoma control of their health care future. By acting to move authority and responsibility for health care from Washington, D.C. to Oklahoma, Governor Fallin will help to trigger a robust conversation among citizens and their local representatives about sustainable reforms that meet the needs of all Oklahomans," said Eric O'Keefe Chairman of the Health Care Compact Alliance. "Oklahoma's leaders have acted to escape the mandates handed down from a centralized bureaucracy in Washington which threatens to bankrupt the country while rationing health care.The Health Care Compact Alliance congratulates Governor Mary Fallin as well as all of the sponsoring legislators."

The Health Care Compact has been introduced in 14 states and was signed into law in Georgia in April. It has passed the State House of Representatives in Montana, Missouri, Oklahoma, Colorado, Arizona, Georgia and Texas.  It has passed the State Senate in Oklahoma, Arizona, Missouri and Georgia. In addition, in more than 36 states, citizen groups and state legislators are actively considering the Health Care Compact.

For the Health Care Compact to become law it must be passed by both houses of the General Assembly, signed by the governor, and approved through Congress. The way health care works in a member state is not prescribed in the compact. Who and what is covered as well as the level of regulation are determined by each state after the compact is ratified.
 
The Health Care Compact is an initiative of the Health Care Compact Alliance, a nonpartisan organization dedicated to providing Americans more influence over decisions that govern their health care.
 

Interstate compacts have been used throughout U.S. history to allow states to coordinate in important policy areas. Authority for compacts was established in the Constitution (Article I, Section 10), and more than 200 such agreements are currently in effect. They are voluntary agreements between states that, when consented to by congress, have the force of federal law.