President Obama has proposed exactly the wrong solution for American families and businesses. Instead of focusing on cutting our nation's debt and easing the burden on our nation's job creators, the president has proposed a budget that spends too much, taxes too much, and borrows too much. Furthermore, the president's budget leaves the future of Social Security and Medicare in jeopardy by failing to offer any meaningful entitlement reform. Once again, the president has failed to lead.
Senator Hatch blasts the Obama Administration's attack on religious freedom. Hatch said the decision to mandate preventive services, including birth control and emergency contraception, for health insurance plans violated the landmark law, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, and further highlighted the constitutional defects of the $2.6 trillion partisan health law.
Senate Republicans call on the Obama administration to rescind its recent ruling which will force religious institutions to pay for contraceptive services that would violate their religious beliefs. Our country was built by individuals who came to this continent to practice their religion free of government interference. Freedom of religion is the very first right enshrined in the Bill of Rights. Now the Obama administration has decided that it can do away with Americans' First Amendment rights and force people of faith to live by the dictates of the government instead of the dictates of their consciences. If the Obama administration doesn't act to rescind this ruling and restore religious liberty, Republicans will.