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Tag: Harry Reid


OBAMACARE: What’s with all the delays?

To avoid another wave of health-care policy cancellations, which would devastate the Democrats prior to the 2014 midterm elections, President Obama is proposing yet another delay of the coverage mandate.

Delay after delay. The Affordable Care Act has now become a political football. Obama is the team owner and is forced to punt and play defense. The Democrats are hard-pressed to defend a bill they applauded.

I have one question for Barack Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and all the other liberal Democrats who approved this legislation. If the Affordable Care Act is so beneficial to America, why delay its

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CONGRESS: Harry Reid’s a one-man party of ‘no’

For the last six years of the Obama presidency, the Republican Party has been branded, demonized and publicly denounced as the party of “no.” The conservatives oppose massive expansion of government, overtaxation and wasteful deficit spending. This ideology is a complete contrast to the liberal agenda.

Our legislative process was set up so opposing voices can be heard. If views are silenced, then the result is tyranny. This is happening in the Senate, and the leader is Democrat Harry Reid, majority leader from Nevada.

The House is required by the Constitution to initiate legislation for spending, taxation and government functions.

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CONGRESS: What’s wrong with offsetting new costs?

Time for another extension of unemployment benefits – a sad fact, considering the “recession” ended years ago and trillions have been pumped into the economy. Recall the stimulus, shovel-ready jobs, the multiplier effect of government money influx, etc.

As always, the Democrats are blaming those mean Republicans for even suggesting that we pay for any and all future benefit programs. Not only do they blame those evil GOP types for the past misadventures, but now Sens. Barbara Boxer and Harry Reid attack Republicans for wanting to hurt children!

Sen. Kelly Ayotte’s proposal to pay for extending benefits by simply asking

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SHUTDOWN: Try turning off politicians’ spotlight

I am weary of the daily announcements of “no news” from Washington, D.C. How many times must we see and hear the president’s daily speech about the Republicans leading us to the brink of collapse and Republican John Boehner and crew howling about the Democrats’ unwillingness to negotiate?

I cannot bear to see Harry Reid and his appendage, Patty Murray (or as I like to call them, “Glum” and “Glummer”) standing in front of a bank of microphones one more time.

I have a suggestion for the news media: Shut off the politicians’ access to an audience.

Nothing is dearer

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SHUTDOWN: Obama needs to stop spending

This shutdown crisis has all the national attention. And it should! Here are the facts: Our national debt is almost $17 trillion and growing at $1 billion a minute with borrowed money. That is outrageous, and everybody in this country should be aware of it.

President Obama is spending our country into economic oblivion. He boldly stated as a freshman senator that raising the debt ceiling was “un-American.” However, as president he has implemented more spending and threatened to default on our national debt simply to make a political point. That’s insane. He is using the American people as a

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SHUTDOWN: Most who hate haven’t a clue why

This past week, I’ve read and heard the most vile and hateful rhetoric directed toward conservatives from both the left and establishment Republicans for what they see as conservatives and tea party people blocking progress. I have not witnessed anywhere near this degree of hatefulness coming from the conservatives themselves.

The conservatives are asking for two things that Harry Reid and Barack Obama have decided that it’s worth shutting down the government over. Yet, ask anyone on the street who’re outraged at the conservative “terrorists” what those two things are, and you’ll almost certainly get a blank stare. They’re willing

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SHUTDOWN: Obama and Reid are responsible

Why is it that Sen. Harry Reid and President Obama blame Republicans for shutting down the government when they are the responsible parties?

I don’t understand why the president would make 19 changes and delay the employer mandate, but not agree with Republicans on delaying the individual mandate. He makes exemptions for his big business buddies, unions, government employees and Congress, but not for middle-class citizens? I would call that “Obamadoesn’tcare.”

When Reid calls the tea party anarchists and terrorists, I would call them patriots for standing up to big government and executive overreach. Maybe Reid and the president could

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SHUTDOWN: GOP isn’t the party to blame

President Obama said, “We’re not going to accomplish (government responsibilities) if one party to this conversation says that the only way that they come to the table is if they get 100 percent of what they want and if they don’t, they threaten to burn down the house.”

The uncompromising party seems to be the party of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid right now, the party that did not bring the Senate into session all of Sunday and until 2 p.m. Monday did not even consider a temporary delay of the Affordable Care Act.

Even though there are technical difficulties

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