The president made a lot of promises back when he was pushing for his health care legislation. He promised Americans would be able to keep their health insurance if they liked it. He promised that he would extend coverage without adding to the deficit. And he promised the legislation would create jobs. It's now clear that not one of those promises will be fulfilled. In fact, the president's health care bill will force millions of Americans out of their existing plans, spend more than $1 trillion over the next 10 years, and reduce employment by 800000 jobs over the next decade. The president's health care bill is not a solution to the problems in our health care system: it is a disaster.
The president likes to talk about the need to address soaring gas prices by embracing an "all of the above" energy plan, but in practice, the president's energy strategy is more like "none of the above." The president continues to say "no" to real energy solutions like the Keystone XL pipeline and its 20000 jobs, oil resources in Alaska and offshore, and a streamlined permitting process for energy development. Meanwhile, the president proposes "solutions" like keeping tires fully inflated and releasing oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, which lowered gas prices by just a few cents for a handful of days when the president tried it last summer. It's time for the president to stop talking about an "all of the above" energy plan and start embracing the kind of proposals that will actually increase domestic energy resources and secure our nation's energy future.

Senator Boozman joined several of his colleagues in a colloquy to discuss the negative impact President Obama's health care law has on spending and job creation.