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Republican Senatorial Committee Update: Monday, August 9, 2010
 From the Chairman
Just one week into the House’s six-week recess, Speaker Pelosi has called Representatives back into session to vote on a $26.1 billion bailout to state and local governments. Democrats are attempting to portray this payoff to teachers’ unions as “stimulus,” but even the members of The Washington Post’s editorial board (certainly not known for conservative viewpoints) know better. They recently wrote:
 
“The crusade for an education jobs bill, led by the Obama administration and Democratic leaders in Congress, has always struck us as more of an election-year favor for teachers unions than an optimal use of public resources. Billed as an effort to stimulate the economy, it's not clearly more effective than alternative uses of the cash. Yes, school budgets are tight across the country, but the teacher layoff ‘crisis’ is exaggerated.”
 This bailout will not solve the long-term budget imbalances of states, nor will it create the private sector jobs needed to fuel a real economic recovery. It simply kicks the can down the road – perpetuating the cycle of state governments spending more than they can truly afford. When the money from Washington (your money) runs out, they’ll be right back at square one.
 At least one good thing will come from this special session, however. House Members will also have an opportunity to support a vote on a resolution  I introduced pledging not to hold a post-election lame duck session for the purpose of imposing a national energy tax, card check, and other liberal policies upon an unwilling public. Be sure to check the vote tally Tuesday evening to see where your Representative stands.
 Sincerely,
 Congressman Tom Price
Chairman, Republican Study Committee
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·       Rep. John Kline (MN-02): President Renews Threat to Workers’ Secret   Ballot;  August 5.
 ·       Rep. Mike Pence (IN-06): Democrat Tax Increases are Coming; Townhall, August 6.
 ·       Rep. Tom Cole (OK-04): Energy Bill Is Clearly Flawed; Weekly Column, August 9.
 Outlook – Here is a preview of upcoming Democrat proposals to advance their liberal agenda.
·       Although originally scheduled to be out of session, House Members will return to Washington this week to vote on a $26.1 billion bailout to states and public employee unions.
 
RSC Reports
·       Each week, the RSC Budget and Spending Taskforce compiles a weekly report on the latest budget and spending news. Additionally, the RSC Money Monitor tracks how bills passed by the House affect authorizations, mandatory spending, and federal government revenue.
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March 16, 2010 Health Care Update

 
5 Things Nancy Pelosi doesn't want you to know
about the current healthcare reform bills:
  1. What Rep. Stupak, a pro-life Democrat, revealed last Friday -- that Democrat leaders told him if abortions are not covered in ObamaCare then "more children will be born, and therefore, it will cost us millions more."
  2. ObamaCare excludes 93 percent of Americans who are NOT eligible for a tax benefit under the bill.
  3. ObamaCare raises taxes on those earning under $200,000 a year.
  4. ObamaCare will require increased taxes on three middle-class families to pay for every one family receiving a government subsidy.
  5. ObamaCare will hurt Seniors by cutting $500 Billion from Medicare. 
 5 Things to keep in mind and spread the word on:
 
  1. Abortion will be funded in the current proprosals. It has not been removed.
  2. Taxes will be collected for 3 years before benefits even start.
  3. ObamaCare does not address chronic diseases, pre-existing diseases, which accounts for 80% of healthcared costs in U.S.
  4. The healthcare bill process has been partisan, in some instances secretive. Nothing substantial changed as a result of the 'bi-partisan healthcare summit'.
  5. The impact on federal budget and deficit numbers is only part of the truth -- state taxes will go way up as well.
 
Ronald Reagan warned us about socialized medicine in America - www.youtube.com/watch
 
 
What you can do:www.callcongressnow.com/ to contact Congress to vote No on current bills being pushed through this week.
 
 
Health Plan being considered
Important Information received today, March 10, 2010---I heard from a number of you at the meeting yesterday that Harry Reid had put a sneaking amendment into the "Health Care Bill" that would not allow future Presidents or representatives to get rid of the health care bill in the future. I called Walley Herger's DC office today and spoke to Jay who says he is the one who follow health care bills in the office. He told me that the amendment was concerning only the Board who determines Medicare reimbursements. This can be changed by 3/5 vote by both the House and Senate. This info can be found in section 3403 pages 982 and 1013. Hope that clears this up.
 
He also told me that letters take up to 3 weeks to get to their office because they have to go through a screening process. The most effective things is shear numbers of calls and emails. Faxes are not as effective according to him. Most of the US representatives will not accept emails out of their districts but they accept phone calls. He told me to tell you all to keep calling and emailing...this is not done until the "fat lady sings"!!! So don't pay attention to the supposed March 17 deadline.....call and email everyday. Ask you friends, neighbors, church members and family to get involved and let them hear from us all loud and clear. Please feel free to send this email to everyone on you list
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The Up or Down Vote Our Country Really Deserves
 
President Barack Obama is touring the country asking for an up-or-down vote on his health care plan. Forget for a second that Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) can schedule an up-or-down vote on the Senate health care bill any time she wants, and keep in mind that while Democrats are trying to create the legislative text for President Obama's "new" health care proposal, Senate Democrats are also pushing to include student lending provisions in the reconciliation bill. What does student lending have to do with health care you might ask? Nothing. But the Senate routinely attaches seemingly unrelated matters to must-pass legislation.
 

That is what makes Majority Leader Harry Reid's (D-NV) refusal to honor Sen. Joe Lieberman's (I-CT) request to offer an amendment funding the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (DCOSP) to the American Workers, State and Business Relief Act so transparently hypocritical.

 

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Legislative Alert July 2009 

Good afternoon,
By now you are all aware of the crisis our country faces with the proposed Health Care legislation floating through the Congress.  I know that many of you are contacting your elected Representatives and Republicans who are not in your area.  That is good and needs to continue. 
 
However, I believe that we need to get the message to non Republicans who may not be aware of the disastrous provisions in the proposed legislation.
 
Therefore, I am recommending to clubs that can afford it (and I know all clubs cannot) that the boards consider running ads in the local newspapers (which would include the name and contact information of your club) to quickly highlight what this bill includes.  A club could also make up flyers and pass them out in neighborhoods.
 
The Republican National Committee has put together a good web site at www.BarackObamaexperiment.com.  It is a very good web site with many talking points and information.
 
Here are some possible points for an ad. 
  • Health Care needs reform, not destruction.
  • Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama state that everything is on the table in relation to how a plan that will cost over $1 Trillion is funded.
  • They are considering taxes on salty foods, sodas, health benefits, cigarettes and charitable donations.  They are also talking about a National Sales Tax (without eliminating the income tax) and of course an Energy Tax.
  • The public option means government bureaucrats are in charge and will decide the standards of care.  They will decide who gets treatment and who is too expensive.
  • Private insurance will not be able to compete against a government plan which does not have to show a profit.
It would also be great if some clubs or a region could have a town hall meeting on the plan and how government run health care operates in other countries. 
 
Keep up the good work!
I know that Republican Women will respond to this impending crisis.
 
Edelweiss Geary
Legislative Issues Chair

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Thanks to a diligent person, here are key points contained in the Health “CARE” bill – great to use for your own information and talking points!!!

Line by line... page by page... Barack Care
 
Big Brother is at your door. This has to be stopped NOW and FOREVER!!! You will not believe what you are about to read, but it is true.  (Forgive the shorthand, had to type fast.)
 
Here are a few one lines from the health bill:
Big Brother is at your door CareObama

These are just some of the points of the plan.  Write or e mail your congressman.  We can not let this plan pass.

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  Forwarded from NFRW

  

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More on Obama's Healthcare Plan 
 

The Problem: There is little disagreement that the current health care system needs an overhaul. Today, health care costs continue to rise while people have fewer choices and are less secure that the coverage they have today will be there tomorrow.
However, President Obama and leaders in the Congress think the solution is to expand government's control over health care. Proposals like a new public plan, a federal exchange and health board, and even mandates on employers and individuals to offer or buy government-approved package of benefits, are all intended to give more power to Washington over the financing and delivery of health care.
 
The end result could jeopardize the private coverage Americans have today, limit their health care choices, and cost taxpayers more.
 
The Solution: Instead of a putting Washington in control over personal health care decisions, individuals and families should be the key decision makers in their health care.
 
Proposals that give fair and equal tax treatment for those who buy health coverage on their own, encourage states to develop solutions that will give individuals direct control of the flow of health care dollars, and finance reform by restructuring existing spending, not more spending, are key steps to solving America's health care problems.
 
Such a system would promote personal ownership; give Americans more health choices, and force health plans and providers to compete directly for their dollars. The end result would lower costs and guarantee better quality.
 
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The Up or Down Vote Our Country Really Deserves
 
President Barack Obama is touring the country asking for an up-or-down vote on his health care plan. Forget for a second that Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) can schedule an up-or-down vote on the Senate health care bill any time she wants, and keep in mind that while Democrats are trying to create the legislative text for President Obama's "new" health care proposal, Senate Democrats are also pushing to include student lending provisions in the reconciliation bill. What does student lending have to do with health care you might ask? Nothing. But the Senate routinely attaches seemingly unrelated matters to must-pass legislation.
 

That is what makes Majority Leader Harry Reid's (D-NV) refusal to honor Sen. Joe Lieberman's (I-CT) request to offer an amendment funding the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (DCOSP) to the American Workers, State and Business Relief Act so transparently hypocritical.

My Heritage…To ensure email delivery directly to your inbox, please add
morningbell@heritage.org to your address book now.
 
The Up or Down Vote Our Country Really Deserves
 
     President Barack Obama is touring the country asking for an up-or-down vote on his health care plan. Forget for a second that Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) can schedule an up-or-down vote on the Senate health care bill any time she wants, and keep in mind that while Democrats are trying to create the legislative text for President Obama's "new" health care proposal, Senate Democrats are also pushing to include student lending provisions in the reconciliation bill. What does student lending have to do with health care you might ask? Nothing. But the Senate routinely attaches seemingly unrelated matters to must-pass legislation.
      That is what makes Majority Leader Harry Reid's (D-NV) refusal to honor Sen. Joe Lieberman's (I-CT) request to offer an amendment funding the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (DCOSP) to the American Workers, State and Business Relief Act so transparently hypocritical.  more info... My Heritage March 10 School vouchers

 

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