GOP Weekly Address 7/7/2012 The President Is Holding Us Back And Making Things Worse

In this week’s address, Representative Ann Marie Buerkle (R-NY) discusses the U.S. House of Representatives’ upcoming vote to repeal the president’s health care law in its entirety. The law is driving up costs and making it harder for small businesses to hire new workers. As we’ve seen with the latest jobs report, national unemployment has been at or above 8% for 41 consecutive months. That is why House Republicans have a plan for America’s Job Creators. House Republicans have passed more than 30 bipartisan jobs bills that are stuck in the Democrat-controlled U.S. Senate. According to Buerkle, “The American people know what has to be done; get Washington out of the way, empower individuals and small businesses, let them flourish, but the president still refuses to change course. He’s doubling down on policies that are holding us back and making things worse, starting with his health care law, which is driving up costs and making it harder for small businesses to hire workers.” She ads, “this health care law just flies in the face of what America is supposed to be, and repealing it would revitalize our economy and the values upon which our country was founded. Then we would finally be able to pursue a common-sense, step-by-step approach that protects Americans’ access to the care they need, from the doctor they choose, at a lower cost. As a mother of six and someone who’s spent most of my professional life in health care, I know how important it is to ensure families and doctors make these decisions, not Washington. Of course, we can’t stop there. As part of the Republican jobs plan, the House has passed more than 30 bills to remove government barriers to economic growth. On top of that, we will act by early August to rein in job-crushing red tape and stop the tax hike on small business owners that is scheduled to take effect on January 1st. With so much at stake, we urge President Obama and our Democratic colleagues to consider these ideas and to work with us.”

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