No one should be confused about what happened last week.
The Obama Democrats killed the United States Senate as a deliberative body 226 years after the Founding Fathers created it.
The use of a simple majority to change the Senate rules and eliminate the filibuster on judicial nominees and other appointments--a device that made getting 60 votes a practical necessity--was a decisive first step toward reducing the Senate to a body that operates by simple majority.
The Democrats have tried to argue that they killed the filibuster only for a handful of presidential nominees. But in fact...
This week I introduced a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives to repeal the 16th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution which allows the federal government to levy the income tax. Viable alternative plans for raising revenue fairly to support constitutionally enumerated functions of the federal government have been proposed. As long as the 16th Amendment is in place and lobbyists dominate Washington, these alternatives will never be considered. The result of this repeal will be to eliminate the personal and corporate income tax, the estate and gift taxes, and taxes on...
With the nation reflecting today on President Kennedy’s assassination, here’s the text of a short “Where Were You When You Heard?” essay Speaker Boehner contributed to LIFE Magazine:
“I was sitting in my eighth-grade class at Sts. Peter & Paul School. It was about two or two fifteen in the afternoon. The teacher was Sister Mary Theresa. There wasn’t any chaos really, just anxiety. And we all put our heads down on our desks and prayed.
“That’s really my most vivid memory of those days, prayer. Prayed in school, prayed when we got home,...
“We would not have rolled out something knowing very well that it wasn’t going to work the way it was supposed, given all the scrutiny that we knew was going to be on the website.” - President Obama, November 14, 2013
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee on Thursday released new documents uncovered in its investigation of the botched rollout of the president’s health care law, highlighting serious concerns among top administration IT officials in the week before launch. The documents are from September 26 to September 30.
Documents released earlier this...
One Week Ago, President Obama Declares Administration Would Not Have Rolled Out HealthCare.gov if Aware of Problems…
Watch President Obama’s November 14 remarks HERE
THE PRESIDENT: “We would not have rolled out something knowing very well that it wasn’t going to work the way it was supposed, given all the scrutiny that we knew was going to be on the website.”
On this point, the similarities between the Obamacare debate and the Democrat threat to go nuclear on nominations are inescapable. They muscled through Obamacare on a party-line vote and didn’t care about the views of the minority. And that’s just what they’re doing here too. The American people decided not to give Democrats the House or to restore the filibuster-proof majority they had in the Senate back in 2009, and our Democrat colleagues don’t like that one bit. So they’re trying to change the rules of the game to get their way.’
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader...
Senate Democrats Once Opposed Using The Nuclear Option To Pack The Courts
July ‘13 – Dems Promised ‘We're Not Touching Judges’
QUESTION: “In 2005, you said that changing these rules would be a black chapter in the history of the country. It would ruin our country and that you should not be able to willy-nilly change the rules of the Senate. Isn't this being a little hypocritical about changing the rules now?” SEN. HARRY REID (D-NV): “...I -- I wasn't talking about changing the rules for nominees. I was talking about changing the rules for judges. OK?” (Sen. Reid, Remarks At The...
Earlier this afternoon, I sat down to try and enroll in the DC exchange under the president’s health care law:
Like many Americans, my experience was pretty frustrating. After putting in my personal information, I received an error message. I was able to work past that, but when I went to actually sign up for coverage, I got this “internal server error” screen:
Despite multiple attempts, I was unable to get past that point and sign up for a health plan. We’ve got a call into the help desk. Guess I’ll just have to keep trying…
The next victim of ObamaCare? Your doctor and your hospital
When selling his health care law to the American public, President Obama made a clear promise that, "No matter how we reform health care, we will keep this promise: If you like your doctor, you will keep your doctor. Period.” However, Americans all across the country are now facing the scary reality that they may no longer be able to access the care from the doctor or hospital they currently have. Access to Doctors and Hospitals Limited Across the CountryAP reports the new law is limiting patients' access to...
They Broke Their Promises On Obamacare, Now They’re Breaking Their Word On The Nuclear Option
Dem Leader Said They Wouldn’t Go Nuclear, Especially On Judges
SEN. HARRY REID (D-NV): “We're not talking about changing the filibuster rules that relates to nominations for judges.” (Sen. Reid, Press Briefing, 7/11/13)
SEN. HARRY REID (D-NV): “We're not touching judges. That's what they were talking about. This is not judges.” (NBC’s “Meet The Press,” 7/14/13)
SEN. HARRY REID (D-NV): “…I will oppose any effort in this Congress or the next to change the Senate's rules other than...