Senate Republicans marked the one-year anniversary of the budget-busting health care legislation by highlighting the ever-growing list of problems with the law -- problems like Medicare cuts, higher insurance premiums, lost jobs, and the new burdens the law places on small businesses. Republicans believe this law must be replaced with sensible reforms that will reduce health care costs. Republicans are also working to reduce our nation's soaring debt and create an environment in which private-sector job creation can flourish.
Senators Mitch McConnell, Jim Inhofe and John Barrasso discuss an amendment that would stop the Environmental Protection Agency's back-door national energy tax from taking effect. The amendment was originally introduced as a stand-alone bill by Sen. Inhofe, the ranking Republican on the Environment and Public Works Committee. That bill has 43 co-sponsors including one Democrat, Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia.
Our enormous national debt is one of the greatest threats facing our country and will bankrupt our nation if we don't take swift, serious action to address it. Republicans are urging the president to match his actions to his rhetoric and work with Republicans to develop long-term solutions to our nation's debt crisis.
Senate Republicans comment on Democrats' failure to address the nation's soaring debt and urge the president to step up and work with Republicans to cut spending and put our nation on a path to fiscal responsibility.
Republicans have put forth a plan to begin to put our nation back on a path of fiscal responsibility and create an environment in which job creation can flourish. Unfortunately, Democrats are opposing Republicans at every turn and ignoring the concerns of Americans, who are eager for the government to get out of the way of job creators and stop spending more than it takes in.
The president recently put forward a budget that not only fails to address the serious financial challenges facing our nation but also continues to add to our nation's debt. Senate Republicans are urging Congress and the president to realize that we have to stop spending money we don't have if we want to put our nation on a path to fiscal health and create an environment in which businesses can grow and create jobs.
Instead of focusing on the American people's priorities -- namely, jobs and reducing government spending -- Democrats are continuing to endanger job creation by defending their budget-busting health care legislation and planning even more unnecessary spending. Senate Republicans are committed to reducing the cost of health care, cutting spending, and creating an environment where businesses can grow and create jobs.