Senator Moran proposes the question: How high do gas prices have to get before Washington gets the message?

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U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tennessee) delivers the Weekly Republican Address, calling for pro-growth tax reform to broaden the tax base, lower rates for everyone and provide Americans the opportunity to succeed. Senator Corker says "families and state governments are making tough decisions every day in order to make ends meet. And businesses are crying out for clarity on tax rates and regulation. This uncertainty is what's weighing down the recovery and preventing the investment needed to create jobs..."

Sen. Corker points out the failure of President Obama and Senate Democrats to lead on basic budgeting, lowering the debt, and fiscal reforms. He says, "Failing to accomplish even the most basic responsibility of government is a total failure of leadership and represents everything the American people hate about Washington. . . . "Despite every warning sign imaginable, we have no solutions from this Administration or Democratic leadership in the Senate.

"The President punts on almost every tough decision. In fact, as he appeals to college students, his Administration is robbing those same young people of their American inheritance, spending their money on my generation and engaging in nothing short of generational theft."

Despite our struggling economy, President Obama has repeatedly opposed measures to encourage job creation, reduce energy prices, and spur economic growth. Now the president's National Labor Relations Board has put forward a measure which will make it even more difficult to create jobs - a new rule to allow unions to hold last-minute union organizing elections. The new rule would restrict employers' free speech rights and limit employees' access to information. The rule is bad news for employees and bad news for businesses, but unfortunately it's all too typical for the Obama economy.
The president's spending policies have put our economy on an unsustainable path and ensured a legacy of debt for our children and grandchildren. Meanwhile, American families are struggling under the burden of high energy prices and a sluggish economy. Republicans are committed to spurring economic growth by cutting spending, reforming our tax code, and eliminating burdensome government regulations. Republicans are also committed to lowering energy prices and increasing our energy security by developing more American sources of energy.