Excerpt: "...House Republicans have come in and said, "we're going to make some changes.' We're cutting government, we're cutting spending, in order to grow this economy.
Cutting makes sense. Cutting gets government off the backs of businesses, and going at these regulations that are strangling prosperity. That's where the action is, and that's where we need to go, and that's what House Republicans are committed to do."
Article: USA Today, by USA Today Editorial Board
Excerpt: Actually, serious deficit reduction doesn't happen without a president taking risks, whether it was the first President Bush dropping his "no new taxes" pledge in 1990 or President Clinton pushing a major deficit-reduction package in 1993. Both paid a terrible political price, but their courage helped lead to four years of balanced budgets, from 1998 to 2001.
It's becoming hard not to conclude that Obama doesn't much care about the debt threat or has decided to wait until after the 2012 elections. Either would be a shame, and economically risky.
Excerpt: "President Obama's budget is a serious disappointment that spends too much, taxes too much, and borrows too much – ultimately hurting American job growth. Americans overwhelmingly rejected the taxing, spending, and borrowing adventure that Democrats have taken our country on – and yet President Obama's budget is simply a continuation of the past. We all know our economy simply can't afford these policies. And yet, the President's budget doubles down on the strategy of the past: locking in unsustainable Pelosi-era spending and debt, while increasing taxes on job creators. That doesn't address the tough challenges we must face for future generations' sake, it is simply a recipe for more of the same."
Excerpt: "A corporation in my district, Fellowes Manufacturing, is involved in - essentially - a nightmare scenario with a joint venture that has gone south, and they have not been able to get the legal remedies that they deserve. I think it's a very, very serious example of manipulations on the part of some in China that are taking advantage of an incredibly significant manufacturer in the Chicago area."
Excerpt: "Jobs are job one of this Congress. It is imperative that we focus – and what we're doing with this resolution is putting an imprimatur of the work on the committees, saying your priority is to go through, chapter and verse, on these regulations and separate them out.The ones that don't add value, the ones that aren't making people safer, the ones that are complete nonsense, let's focus in on them, highlight them, and remove them. We have to remove the barriers to job creation. That is our responsibility. That is what should be bringing us all together. and I argue the swift passage of this resolution."
Excerpt: President Obama and Democrats promised that if we just spent a trillion on the 'stimulus', unemployment would stay below eight percent. Two years later, unemployment remains at nine percent, and our economy is still feeling the effects of the Democrats' spending binge that brought trillions in debt, but not jobs. The 21st consecutive month of unemployment levels above nine percent is proof enough that it's time to enact Republican plans to cut spending and regulation to grow jobs.
Op-Ed, by Congressman Roskam
Excerpt: House Republicans are making this a cut and grow Congress. We are working to cut spending and anti-growth government regulations in order to grow the economy and private sector jobs. It's a stark contrast from the last few years where democrats have pursued a philosophy of more government spending that ultimately raised unemployment. The numbers don't lie: record-setting deficits and near double-digit unemployment, in Illinois and the U.S., for almost two years now confirm that a new way is needed.
Article: Roll Call, by John Stanton
Excerpt: With 89 members and representing about a third of the GOP Conference, this year's freshman class is also united philosophically around reducing government spending and debt and has used that to leverage a powerful role in policy development.
"I am very impressed with how sophisticated this freshman class is," said Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (Calif.), who along with Chief Deputy Whip Peter Roskam (Ill.) and Budget Chairman Paul Ryan (Wis.) has been holding "listening sessions" with freshmen on the budget, the debt and a continuing resolution to keep the government funded.
Excerpt: "Another thing the President issued was an invitation where he said the best thing we can do on taxes for all Americans is to simplify the tax code. Well, the law governing presidential election campaign funds, and the presidential primary matching payment account, is located in the Internal Revenue Code - which really, inherently, makes no sense. I think during the course of this debate, Mr. Chairman, we are going to lay out the argument as to why the President's first point can be greeted and agreed to that first goal that this is simply something we can do without."
Excerpt:"We need to make decisions moving forward that try and create an environment where worldwide American companies - or little American companies - are in the best possible footing to be competitive and dynamic. And that is no cost job creation. And that is something we can all agree upon."